Bellaire Community Master Plan Survey

The Village of Bellaire Master Plan Committee is asking for your input and ideas for an update to the Village Master Plan. The Master Plan will address important questions about the direction of the community, and what residents and businesses hope for: What should Bellaire look like? What services and amenities should be available? What kind of community do you want to live or do business in?

This survey asks for your opinions about these topics, and about issues the Village is facing now, or may face in the future. It will be used to create a shared vision of what Bellaire could become in the future, and to identify priority actions for the Village to take.

How important are each of these characteristics in creating a desirable future for Bellaire?

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* 1. How important are each of these characteristics in creating a desirable future for Bellaire?

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Year-round economy/tourism
Mixed-use downtown development (providing retail stores, offices, and/or residences in a single building)
Variety of housing choices
Unique small town character
High quality, well-maintained parks
Easy access to recreation
Protected natural resources
Diverse mix of businesses and shops
Local food and farming economy
Community events and festivals
Arts and culture
Community participation and engagement
Removal of blight and vacant buildings
How would you describe the type of community you’d like Bellaire to be?

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* 2. How would you describe the type of community you’d like Bellaire to be?

What would enhance Bellaire's economy? Select as many choices as you’d like.

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* 3. What would enhance Bellaire's economy? Select as many choices as you’d like.

What types of development would you like to see in Bellaire? Select as many choices as you’d like.

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* 4. What types of development would you like to see in Bellaire? Select as many choices as you’d like.

What would enhance community engagement in Bellaire?

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* 5. What would enhance community engagement in Bellaire?

What strategies do you think are important in addressing issues at Bellaire parks and public spaces?

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* 6. What strategies do you think are important in addressing issues at Bellaire parks and public spaces?

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Additional amenities (restrooms, picnic tables, bike racks, etc)
Increased maintenance
Recreation equipment rental
Recreation facilities (kayak launch, trails, etc.)
Vending/food trucks
Provide an area for dogs (i.e., dog park)
Outdoor group activities (movies, dances, concerts)
Accessible public bathrooms downtown
Collection of usage fees to be used for park improvements
What strategies do you think are important for improving the quality of life in Bellaire?

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* 7. What strategies do you think are important for improving the quality of life in Bellaire?

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Increase affordable housing choices
Improve pedestrian safety (i.e. cross walk markings, sidewalk maintenance/connectivity)
Provide bike paths, bike lanes, bike racks
Connect downtown with bike and hiking trails in surrounding area
More entertainment (dining/restaurants/breweries) options
Have a year-round farm market
Increase job and career options for youth
Increase activities for youth
Incorporate placemaking strategies (i.e. public art, landscape design, wayfinding signage, etc.)
More live music, arts, cultural events
Provide accessible public bathrooms downtown
What strategies do you think are important in addressing housing needs in Bellaire?

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* 8. What strategies do you think are important in addressing housing needs in Bellaire?

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Develop affordable, workforce housing
Allow multi-family homes (apartments, condos, duplexes, fourplexes) in more areas
What strategies do you think are important in preserving and enhancing Bellaire's natural environment?

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* 9. What strategies do you think are important in preserving and enhancing Bellaire's natural environment?

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Encourage best practices for managing stormwater (rain gardens, minimize impervious surfaces, swales, etc.)
Promote a “Dark Skies” initiative (i.e. using lower wattage street lamps, shielded exterior lighting, etc.)
What are other thoughts and comments do you have about the future of Bellaire?

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* 10. What are other thoughts and comments do you have about the future of Bellaire?

What is your residential status in Bellaire? Select one.

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* 11. What is your residential status in Bellaire? Select one.

If you're interested in participating in volunteer opportunities at the Village, please provide your contact information and information on what activities you'd be interested in. 

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* 12. If you're interested in participating in volunteer opportunities at the Village, please provide your contact information and information on what activities you'd be interested in. 

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