In an effort to better understand the issues most important to the citizens, property owners, and visitors of Surf City and to assist in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, the Town requests that you complete this short questionnaire.  All responses and comments will be reviewed and considered in development of the updated Comprehensive Plan. Results will be available on the Town's website once complete. Your participation is important and should only take a few minutes. Thank you!

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* 1. The Town of Surf City is made up of two distinct geographic areas (Island and Mainland). How important are the following land use types on the ISLAND portion of Town?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Important Not at all Important
Low-density residential development (i.e. single-family detached and duplex housing)
High-density residential development (i.e. condos, townhomes, apartments)
Designated affordable and workforce housing
Seasonal vacation and short-term rental housing
Restaurants and food service
Retail and shopping
Service-oriented businesses and offices
Mixed-use development (commercial/residential combined)
Hotels and motels
Recreation and open space opportunities
Cultural opportunities (i.e. music venue, art gallery, museum etc.)

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* 2. The Town of Surf City is made up of two distinct geographic areas (Island and Mainland). How important are the following land use types on the MAINLAND portion of Town?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Important Not at all Important
Low-density residential development (i.e. single-family detached and duplex housing)
High-density residential development (i.e. condos, townhomes, apartments)
Designated affordable and workforce housing
Seasonal vacation and short-term rental housing
Restaurants and food service
Retail and shopping
Service-oriented businesses and offices
Mixed-use development (commercial/residential combined)
Hotels and motels
Recreation and open space opportunities
Cultural opportunities (i.e. music venue, art gallery, museum etc.)

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* 3. How important are the following recreational activities to the future of Surf City?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Important Not at all Important
Playground equipment
Open and natural spaces
Sidewalks and crosswalks
On-street bicycle lanes
Off-street multi-use paths and greenways
Public restrooms
Outdoor recreational facilities (i.e. athletic fields, basketball, or pickleball courts)
Indoor recreational facilities (i.e. recreation center or gym)
Recreational programming, services, events and activities (i.e. sports leagues, fitness classes, or town-events)
Water access sites and facilities (i.e. boating, kayaking, and fishing)

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* 4. How important are the following transportation and infrastructure issues to the future of Surf City?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Important Not at all Important
Beach renourishment and erosion
Roadway maintenance
Stormwater management and maintenance
Water and sewer availability
Hazard mitigation and resiliency
Parking availability for beach access
Parking availability for restaurants and businesses
Street lighting
Pedestrian and bicyclist safety

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* 5. How important are the following environmental and natural resource issues to the future of Surf City?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Neutral Not Important Not at all Important
Public access to open space and natural resource areas
Public access to the beach, sound, and waterway
Land and wildlife conservation
Cleanliness of the beach strand
Drinking water quality
Ocean and estuarine water quality
Recycling
Pet waste and litter reduction

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* 6. How important do you think land use policies and development guidelines are in managing growth and development patterns in Surf City?

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* 7. Which statement best describes your relationship to the Town of Surf City?

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* 8. What is your favorite thing about Surf City?

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* 9. If you could improve one thing about Surf City, what would it be?

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* 10. Please provide any other comments you may have.

Thank you for your time! If you have any further questions please contact the Town Planner, Amy Kimes, at (910) 328-4131 x 107.

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