Downtown Valdosta Community Input Survey Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey! Having the community's input for ideas, areas of concern and the vision for Downtown Valdosta helps us to navigate the best way possible to serve our community and its needs! Quality of life is the number one reason we can attract and keep people in Downtown Valdosta! We want to know what you think! At the end of this survey, you will have the option to add your name, email and text enabled phone number. If you chose to add in this info you will be entered to win 1 of 2 $50 Downtown Dollars giveaways or 1 of 10 $10 Downtown Dollar giveaways! This is not a requirement and will be up to you to provide that info or not! By providing us your text compatible phone number you will be automatically opted in to receive our text updates with important reminders about events & happenings as well as the occasional discount offer from your favorite Downtown Valdosta businesses! You can unsubscribe at any time! OK Question Title * 1. Where do you live? City County State OK Question Title * 2. How old are you? Under 18 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ OK Question Title * 3. Gender Female Male N/A OK Question Title * 4. Race Caucasian African- American Native American Asian American Pacific Islander Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 5. Are you currently employed? Yes No OK Question Title * 6. If yes, your employment is: Full Time Part Time Seasonal OK Question Title * 7. How often do you visit Downtown Valdosta? Every day A few times a week About once a week A few times a month Once a month Less than once a month OK Question Title * 8. What most frequently brings you to Downtown Valdosta? (select all that apply) Work Entertainment Shopping Festival/Special Events Dining Professional Services Governmental Business Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 9. What days of the week do you typically do your shopping? (please select all that apply) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday OK Question Title * 10. What time(s) of day do you typically shop? (please select all that apply) 7-9am 9-11am 11-1pm 1-5pm After 5pm OK Question Title * 11. How important is it to have a thriving downtown? Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not so important Not at all important OK Question Title * 12. What is your general opinion of Downtown Valdosta? Very positive Positive Somewhat positive Neutral Somewhat negative Negative Very negative Explain: OK Question Title * 13. How would you describe the changes happening in Downtown Valdosta over the past two years? Significantly improved Improved Stable Declined Significantly Declined Why? OK Question Title * 14. Do you feel safe when visiting Downtown Valdosta? Very Safe Safe Neutral Unsafe Very Unsafe Why? OK Question Title * 15. What areas in Downtown Valdosta could we improve upon? Weakness Average Strength Cleanliness Cleanliness Weakness Cleanliness Average Cleanliness Strength Community Events Community Events Weakness Community Events Average Community Events Strength Green Spaces/Landscaping Green Spaces/Landscaping Weakness Green Spaces/Landscaping Average Green Spaces/Landscaping Strength Infrastructure (Sidewalks, etc.) Infrastructure (Sidewalks, etc.) Weakness Infrastructure (Sidewalks, etc.) Average Infrastructure (Sidewalks, etc.) Strength Signage/Way-finding Signage/Way-finding Weakness Signage/Way-finding Average Signage/Way-finding Strength Public Safety Public Safety Weakness Public Safety Average Public Safety Strength Walkability Walkability Weakness Walkability Average Walkability Strength Traffic Flow Traffic Flow Weakness Traffic Flow Average Traffic Flow Strength Public Art Public Art Weakness Public Art Average Public Art Strength Business Hours Business Hours Weakness Business Hours Average Business Hours Strength Public Engagement Public Engagement Weakness Public Engagement Average Public Engagement Strength Restaurant Variety Restaurant Variety Weakness Restaurant Variety Average Restaurant Variety Strength Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 16. What additional business/amenities would you like to see in Downtown Valdosta? (select all that apply) Parks & Open Spaces Outside Entertainment Restaurants Residential Living Options Women's Clothing Personal Services (Hair, Nails, etc.) Men's Clothing Antique Market Sports/Outdoor Stores Specialty Gift/ Boutique Shops Hobby/ Craft Home & Garden Experience Driven Businesses BrewPub/Distillery Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 17. What activities would you participate in if they were offered in Downtown Valdosta? Yes Maybe No Market(s) Market(s) Yes Market(s) Maybe Market(s) No Movies Movies Yes Movies Maybe Movies No Music/Concerts Music/Concerts Yes Music/Concerts Maybe Music/Concerts No Food Events Food Events Yes Food Events Maybe Food Events No Craft/Art Shows Craft/Art Shows Yes Craft/Art Shows Maybe Craft/Art Shows No Festivals Festivals Yes Festivals Maybe Festivals No Tours Tours Yes Tours Maybe Tours No Family Friendly Activities Family Friendly Activities Yes Family Friendly Activities Maybe Family Friendly Activities No Activities for 21+ Activities for 21+ Yes Activities for 21+ Maybe Activities for 21+ No Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 18. Tell us your favorite thing about Downtown Valdosta? OK Question Title * 19. What is your least favorite thing about Downtown Valdosta? OK Question Title * 20. Describe your ideal Downtown Valdosta 10 years from now. Share with us any visions, ideas or thoughts for the future. OK Question Title * 21. Give us two types of restaurants you would like to see open in Downtown Valdosta. 1. 2. OK Question Title * 22. Suggest two businesses that you would like to see open in Downtown Valdosta/ 1. 2. OK Question Title * 23. If someone asked you to plan a new event for Downtown Valdosta that you feel would be a huge success, what would that be? OK Question Title * 24. Do you follow Downtown Valdosta Main Street on Facebook and/or Instagram? Yes No OK Question Title * 25. What would you like Downtown Valdosta/ Main Street to focus on in the next 3-5 years? Yes No Maybe N/A Tourism Tourism Yes Tourism No Tourism Maybe Tourism N/A Tourism Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities Yes Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities No Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities Maybe Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities N/A Hospitality Accommodations/ Amenities Beautification/Design Beautification/Design Yes Beautification/Design No Beautification/Design Maybe Beautification/Design N/A Beautification/Design Outdoor Music Venue Outdoor Music Venue Yes Outdoor Music Venue No Outdoor Music Venue Maybe Outdoor Music Venue N/A Outdoor Music Venue Business Development/Recruitment Business Development/Recruitment Yes Business Development/Recruitment No Business Development/Recruitment Maybe Business Development/Recruitment N/A Business Development/Recruitment Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy Yes Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy No Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy Maybe Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy N/A Eco Tourism and Recreational Economy Downtown Living Downtown Living Yes Downtown Living No Downtown Living Maybe Downtown Living N/A Downtown Living Green Space Additions/ Improvements Green Space Additions/ Improvements Yes Green Space Additions/ Improvements No Green Space Additions/ Improvements Maybe Green Space Additions/ Improvements N/A Green Space Additions/ Improvements Historic Preservation Historic Preservation Yes Historic Preservation No Historic Preservation Maybe Historic Preservation N/A Historic Preservation Public Art Public Art Yes Public Art No Public Art Maybe Public Art N/A Public Art Place-making Place-making Yes Place-making No Place-making Maybe Place-making N/A Place-making Pedestrian Experience Pedestrian Experience Yes Pedestrian Experience No Pedestrian Experience Maybe Pedestrian Experience N/A Pedestrian Experience Safety Safety Yes Safety No Safety Maybe Safety N/A Safety Parking Options Parking Options Yes Parking Options No Parking Options Maybe Parking Options N/A Parking Options Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 26. Would you be willing to share your information with us and be entered to win one of 12 giveaways for participating? If yes, please fill out the info below. If not please skip. (please make sure phone number entered is text enabled) Name Email Address Phone Number OK Question Title * 27. Would you like to be contacted in order to receive more info on how to get involved or volunteer in Downtown Valdosta? Yes No OK Question Title * 28. Are you looking to invest in Downtown Valdosta or plan on opening a business in the next 12 months? Yes No OK ALL DONE! THANK YOU SO MUCH!