In February we asked readers what they thought should fill the catering building at 882 Broadway, near the Powder House Rotary.
For those who don't know the building, it used to be a club, catering business and function hall, and it has a sort of retro look. It's also been boarded up for years.
Now, Ward 6 Alderman Rebekah Gewirtz would like the city's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development to see if the building can be categorized as "blighted."
Speaking at a Board of Aldermen meeting July 12, Gewirtz said of the building, "It is completely dilapidated and run down."
She said there's a "rusted out awning over the public way" and added, "The whole building just feels like it's coming apart, and it's high time that the owners of that building … if they don't want to do something about it, then they should sell it to somebody else who will, because I guarantee you somebody would want to come in there and build something beautiful that would benefit the entire neighborhood."
"I want to see if it's considered a blight on the neighborhood," the Alderman said.
Some Patch readers, , wanted to see the building turned into a music venue. Others felt it should be put to residential use. There are some apartments in the building already.