Developer states Natick Planning Board to aid his most recent proposal

NATICK — Developer Stuart Rothman sent a obvious information to the Preparing Board on Wednesday night time: Get the job done with him on his most current improvement proposal at the web-site of a downtown business enterprise block ruined by a raging fireplace, or he will most likely wander away and maintain the home in its existing vacant condition.

Rothman owns the block at 1 South Primary St., exactly where an eight-alarm fire ruined various businesses on July 22, 2019. His most current proposal contains what he termed a “Natick pop-up hamlet” that consists of 10 independent areas — each 500 sq. ft — that are created off-web site, trucked in and joined with each other, and rented to little vendors and artists. An interior courtyard could perhaps provide as room for kiosks and a venue for summer months music performances.

The plan is to make a vibrant community space that allows pedestrians to see artists at get the job done and invest in merchandise from a wide variety of retailers.