This survey seeks community feedback on design recommendations for public spaces, character areas, streetscape, and bike network in Downtown Watsonville.  These recommendations are based on input received from the community and Advisory Committee feedback over the last year. This feedback includes the development of Vision Themes and Guiding Principles that are intended to frame the community’s desired vision for Downtown Watsonville.

If you would like to learn more about these design recommendations or other information concerning the preparation of a specific plan for downtown Watsonville, please visit the project website at www.rb.gy/jcyrb4
 
The following seven questions ask you to prioritize a list of ideas or strategies. To do so, you can drag and drop the text in the order you desire or you can click the dark grey box with up and down arrows to select the number manually. 1 will be your top priority, 2 your second highest priority, and so on. 

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* Based on community input to date, the following list summarizes the “Big Ideas” we have heard from the community and stakeholders for the future of Downtown Watsonville. Please prioritize the following, 1 being most important and 9 being least important to you.

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Downtown Watsonville Character Areas
 
 
 

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Different parts of Downtown Watsonville each have a different feel and character that we are calling “character areas.” The map below shows these areas.  The following set of questions is about the vision of each character area and related features to achieve this vision.

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Historic Downtown Core Potential Look and Feel
 
 
 
 
 

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* The Historic Downtown Core is located in the heart of Downtown and includes the Plaza as well as many historic buildings. The vision for this area is to create an active, vibrant pedestrian-oriented environment that builds on the historic fabric and brings more vitality to Downtown throughout the day and into the evening.

The following strategies could help implement the Historic Downtown Core vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority, 1 being most important and 6 being least important to you.

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Civic Core Potential Look and Feel
 

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* The properties within the Civic Core are largely publicly owned and anchored by City Hall, the Library, Police Station, and Post Office. The vision for this area is to add active mixed-use infill development by putting city functions together in one portion of the district, thus allowing space for new development. The vision also includes the long-term repurposing of the Post Office site.

The following strategies could help implement this vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority.

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Commercial Flex Potential Look and Feel
 
 
 

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* The Commercial Flex District covers portions of Main Street north of the Historic Core and Rodriguez Street that is near historic neighborhoods that provide a strong customer base. The large block sizes within this area limit walkability for pedestrians. The vision for this area is to become a lively, walkable mixed-use district with new active ground floor uses that bring foot traffic to the area.

The following strategies could help implement this vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority, 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest priority to you.

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East Neighborhood Potential Look and Feel
 

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* The East Neighborhood District is anchored by the Martinelli’s property and is a mix of single family residential and neighborhood commercial uses. Many of the single-family homes are historic and have been converted to office uses. The vision for this site is to create a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood with residential, commercial, office, civic, and educational uses.

The following strategies could help implement this vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority, 1 being the highest and 4 being the lowest priority to you.

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West Neighborhood Potential Look and Feel
 
 
 

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* The West Neighborhood District is a short walk from the Historic Downtown and Civic Core and has a strong mix of uses – residential, commercial, and industrial. The vision for this district is to build on existing uses and transition to a vibrant mixed-use district – allowing a wide variety of active uses, including multi-family housing, live-work, maker space, light industrial uses.

The following strategies could help implement this vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority, 4 being your highest priority and 1 being your lowest priority.

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Workplace/Industrial Potential Look and Feel
 

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* The Workplace/Industrial District is along Walker Street. The vision for this district is to continue to provide jobs for residents and build off its workplace/industrial character by adapting underutilized sites into business incubators for tech, creative offices, maker spaces, galleries, breweries, and coffee shops. This district will have a funky industrial-artsy feel.

The following strategies could help implement this vision. Please rank the strategies from highest to lowest priority, one being the highest and 4 being the lowest priority to you.

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* Is there anything else you would like to share? Let us know! 

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