There is a proposal for a Dollar General Store on this corner. Across the street is part of the Hutchinson Clinic. To the south is a small office complex so there are some businesses in the area.
However, this type building will not be compatible with the area. Some offers have been made to make the exterior something besides vertical sheet metal but nothing in writing yet.
The other crime is that they plan to tear down that magnificent residence to make room for more parking. What a disappointment to lose more of our historical homes in a nice little city.