Introduction

This is the first part of the downtown planning process for Wakefield which involves defining the goals and directions that form the basis of the more detailed parts of the plan. Your completion of this survey will help Wakefield define the most important issues in the study area. 

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* 1. How often do you visit downtown?

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* 2. Which of the following reasons do you come to downtown? Select all that apply.

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* 3. How would you rate downtown in the following areas using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being "poor" and 5 being "excellent")

  1 (Poor) 2 3 (Average) 4 5 (Excellent)
Amount of parking
Business variety
Appearance of the sidewalks
Condition and maintenance of the buildings
Appeal of surrounding residential areas
Availability of housing in the downtown
Attractions such as museums, movies, concerts and art shows
Number of restaurants
Historic feel of downtown
Business growth in the last 5 years
Prospect for future business development
Parks and open space
Retail options
Overall feel

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* 4. Please rate the following list of ideas and actions to improve downtown Wakefield on a scale from 1 to 5. (1 being "least important" and 5 being "most important")

  1 (Least Important) 2 3 4 5 (Most Important)
Adding new retail businesses
More housing above businesses
Improved sidewalks, landscaping, lighting and benches
Extended business hours
Safer crosswalks
Adding more parking
Having more special events and activities (concerts, art shows, etc.)
More restaurants
Restoration and improvement of storefronts
Better advertising and promotion
Murals and public art
More landscaping and shade
Better directional signs into downtown from the highway
Improve business signage
More office development
More housing adjacent to downtown

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* 5. What do you think downtown's greatest assets are?

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* 6. What do you think downtown's greatest liabilities are?

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* 7. What new businesses do you think are most needed in downtown?

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* 8. Do you own a business in downtown Wakefield?

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* 9. Please provide your email address if you would like to receive notification on upcoming project events.

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