Visual Preference Survey

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Welcome residents, business owners and guests.  The City of West Melbourne is endeavoring to promote a town center atmosphere along Minton Road, near the West Melbourne Community Park.  We need your help in expressing to developers how you want the area to look, what type of businesses you would like, and the circulation, both non-vehicular (walking, jogging, bicycling, etc.) and in vehicles.  This will help the City in creating codes and incentives to attract the types of uses that are desired in the area.
The survey will take on average about 15 minutes to complete.  There are many aspects involved in a town center and various scales, landuses, and architecture.  The survey is meant to be inclusive to obtain a true preference from the community towards the development, look and feel of a town center.
Your time and participation is GREATLY appreciated. 

What is a Visual Preference Survey?

The Visual Preference Survey is one of the tools for the public to give feedback on planning and design alternatives and to participate in the formulation of new guidelines for the future Minton Road Town Center area. A Visual Preference Survey (VPS) is a tool that allows citizens to rate visual concepts of existing and non-existing types of building designs, landscape characteristics, community fabric, architectural styles, signs, growth patterns, etc.   At this time, there are no private developers to build a mixture of uses on a single property or adjacent properties, but the City wants to prepare by getting citizen input first.

Why should I take the Visual Preference Survey?

Your participation in the Visual Preference Survey provides one way for you to influence: (1) the future look of your community; (2) the context, scale, and design of public streets, open spaces, and site development in the Minton Road Town Center area; and (3) future zoning changes and design guidelines.

How to take the Survey?

You must indicate your preference among a series of images used to illustrate various options for development and public infrastructure enhancements in the future Minton Road Town Center. To do this you will need to rank each photo in a common category, on a scale of -3 to +3, with 0 being neutral. It is acceptable to use the same score for more than one image. Images were selected to demonstrate a range of design and development possibilities, some subtle, some more exceptional.

Why your opinion counts?

The value of the survey is in the range of opinions, the shared common ground, and the desires expressed by the public, giving a sense of what they would like to see in the community. The objective is to further define the vision for a future Minton Road Town Center and to prepare to answer a developer’s questions of what should he/she build.

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