As chairman of the board for the 1000 Friends of Pikesville, Inc., I join our president, Howard Needle, in expressing our delight and gratitude over the action taken by the governor and Sen. Bobby Zirkin in taking this critical first step (“Hogan Announces Pikesville Armory Commission Chaired by Zirkin,” Sept. 8). We are honored to serve on this governor’s commission. We have spent three years examining this property and many ideas about many uses. We recommend a re-use for this property should be as an artists’ venue with aritsts’ studios and galleries that can serve as the magnet to draw people into Pikesville’s shops and restaurants. It can become the “there” there.