The City of Central Falls Planning and Economic Development Department is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. This survey will help determine shared community goals and aspirations in terms of community development. Your input is valued and highly desired. Your survey responses will be kept confidential. 

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. Current Employment Status: 

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* 3. Where do you work/attend school?

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* 4. What mode of transportation do you most
often use?

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* 5. How long have you lived in the City of Central Falls?

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* 6. Why do you choose to call Central Falls home? Check all that apply. Skip to the next question if you do not live in Central Falls. 

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* 7. How satisfied are you with Central Falls as a place to live and/or work? Rating scale of 1 through 5 Stars.  

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* 8. If you live in Central Falls, how proud are you to be resident? Rating scale of 1 through 5 Stars.

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* 9. How many people live in your household?

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* 10. Do you rent or own your home? 

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* 11. How would you rate the overall current condition of the houses in the city?

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* 12. In which type of housing do you currently live?

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* 13. How satisfied are you with the beauty or physical setting of Central Falls?

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* 14. If you have children in school, what school(s)
do they attend?

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* 15. How would you prefer to get information about community news/events, Board meetings, etc.? Please check your top 3 preferences:

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* 16. For each of the services below, please indicate whether you think the level of service is should stay the same, should be increased, or should be decreased. (Please check only one for each service.)

  Increase  Stay the same  Decrease No Opinion 
Road Maintenance
Snow Plowing
Police Protection
Fire Protection/Rescue
City Hall Services/Hours
Code Enforcement 
Animal Control
Internet Connectivity 
Cell Service
Street Lights
Public Transportation
Pedestrian/Bike Lanes 
Hiking Trails/Bike Paths
Community Events
Services/activities for youth (e.g. recreational,
job placement, gathering place)
Services/activities for senior citizens
Recycling
Information about Construction and Development 
Availability of buildings (school, firehouse,
etc.) for public use
Public Recreational Opportunities
Street Cleaning 
Trash Removal

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* 17. What type of business/municipal development would you like to encourage or avoid in Central Falls?

  Encourage or Increase  Discourage or Decrease No Opinion 
Community Center
Library
Additional Gas Station/Convenience Store
Grocery/Retail Stores
Businesses centered on tourism (e.g. bed & breakfasts, gift shops, eco-tourism)
Professional offices (medical/dental/legal/technology/tax)
Personal Services (barbershops, salons)
Business offering “green” energy services (weatherization,
solar, wind, geothermal)
Home-based businesses
Daycare 
Elder care
Farmers Market 
Community Gardens
Auto Repair Shops 
Light industrial/manufacturing 
Heavy industrial/manufacturing (junk yards, incinerators, chemical/water/heat-intensive manufacturing) 
Restaurants 
Entertainment & Arts (Movies, Ice Rink, Theater)

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* 18. Would you encourage or discourage the following uses in Central Falls? Check one for each.

  Encourage  Discourage  No Change  No Opinion 
Residential development: single family homes
Residential development: multiple unit
dwellings
Townhouses/condominiums
Mobile home parks
“Green” building construction
Affordable housing
Senior/assisted living
Organic agriculture
Conventional agriculture
Public green space
Commercial development
Sidewalks
Bike paths/lanes
Protection of air, soil, and water (streams and
groundwater) quality
Large-scale solar installation (commercial)
Wind farm
Apartment complexes 
High-rise towers
Big box retail (Walmart, Target)
Warehousing
Manufacturing 
Schools/Universities 
Healthcare/hospital

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* 19. In one sentence, describe your vision for the future of Central Falls.

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* 20. What are the three greatest strengths of the City of Central Falls?

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* 21. What is the greatest challenge that you face living and/or working in Central Falls?

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* 22. What is the one major improvement or change you would like to see in Central Falls in the next five years?

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* 23. Please provide your contact information below (optional). 

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* 24. Please provide any additional comments which you feel will proactively assist the City of Central Falls in planning for the next 30+ years.

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* 25. Would you like to be updated on the status of the City of Central Falls 2050 Comprehensive Plan and future community meetings?

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