Our city's commerical vacany rate is currently between 8 percent and 10 percent. San Rafael Patch is featuring each week a vacant or abandoned building or lot and asking readers: "What do you wish was here?"
The idea was inspired by Candy Chang from New Orleans, who in 2010 created "I wish this was" stickers and placed thousands around the city for residents to fill in the blanks. Stickers can be bought online here.
This used to be Video Point at 185 Marinwood Ave. In February, Bridge Housing reached an agreement with the Marinwood Plaza owner to turn the plaza into a mix of retail development with 70 units of affordable rental housing. What do you wish fills its place?
About this column: There are plenty of empty and abandoned buildings in San Anselmo and Fairfax. What do you wish was there instead?