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* 1. What is your age? (Optional)

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* 2. What is your current residency status in Cape May?

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* 3. How long have you lived in or visited Cape May?

Please rate the following issues using the following scale:
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LAND USE, ZONING, AND HOUSING

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* 4. Assess the importance of maintaining and stabilizing a full time residential base. Cape May’s trend of losing full time residential units to secondary homes continues.

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* 5. Examine and adopt measures to curtail the loss of Bed and Breakfast building usage.

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* 6. Facilitate new forms of year round business to extend the season.

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* 7. Increase density in certain areas to facilitate the availability of affordable housing, including workforce and senior housing.

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* 8. Modify zoning regulations on commercial development.

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* 9. Modify zoning regulations on residential development.

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* 10. Reevaluate and revise the current residential zoning districts.

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* 11. Reevaluate and revise current sign regulations.

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* 12. Develop strategies to protect commercial public amenities (mini-golf, arcades, etc).

TRAFFIC, PARKING, AND TRANSPORTATION

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* 13. Create incentives to encourage access to the City by means of alternative forms of transportation other than cars.

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* 14. Evaluate the adequacy of parking in the City’s commercial and residential districts and facilitate corrections as feasible, including acquiring land through City funding for parking purposes.

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* 15. Facilitate authorization of City funding for a public parking garage.

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* 16. The current Master Plan recommends modifying traffic directions on Washington and Lafayette Streets as one way in and one way out. Facilitate implementation of that recommendation.

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* 17. Develop ways to increase public transportation.

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* 18. Assess the adequacy of and need to increase the number of parking meters/kiosks.

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* 19. Assess the potential to increase permit parking for residents.

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* 20. Increase available electric car charging ports.

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* 21. Increase accessible parking.

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* 22. Regulate low speed vehicles, including parking provisions.

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* 23. Expand the shuttle service to include West Cape May and Cape May Point.

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* 24. Create a satellite parking and shuttle service from the DRBA Ferry.

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* 25. Increase the number and quality of bike lanes.

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* 26. Analyze transportation signage for clarity and ease of understanding.

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* 27. Facilitate improvements to crosswalks and sidewalks.

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* 28. Analyze and improve Cape May’s traffic flow in coordination with County and adjoining municipal authorities.

COMMUNITY, FACILITIES, AND RECREATION

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* 29. Utilize City funds to insure beach safety.

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* 30. Assess adequacy of existing parks within the City.

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* 31. Maintain public parks.

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* 32. Assess accessibility to the public parks and improve as needed.

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* 33. Extend the Promenade eastward, utilizing public funds if necessary.

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* 34. Assess adequacy of public access and utilization to the Harbor’s water and
coastline.

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* 35. Assess adequacy of public access to the beaches.

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* 36. Assess adequacy of public access to the Promenade.

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* 37. Assess adequacy of number and quality of public restroom facilities.

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* 38. Assess adequacy of beach protection.

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* 39. Assess adequacy of public community facilities.

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* 40. Develop additional community centers.

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* 41. Enhance use of the Franklin Street School as a community center and library.

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* 42. Standardize public fixtures and amenities including benches, lamp posts, and signs.

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* 43. Investigate redevelopment opportunities in commercial areas throughout
Cape May.

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* 44. Construct a new integrated Police/Fire/Emergency Services Building.

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* 45. Increase entertainment opportunities at Convention Hall aimed at community members.

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* 46. Investigate redevelopment of the City-owned Convention Hall Annex (which
currently includes an adjacent restaurant, beach tag office and box office).

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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* 47. Update historic regulations to incorporate new technologies and new building
materials.

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* 48. Develop street improvement standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

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* 49. Insure protection of Cape May’s wetlands.

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* 50. Insure protection of Cape May’s aquifers.

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* 51. Insure protection of Cape May’s wildlife habitats.

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* 52. Incorporate the use of solar panels and/or other forms of alternative energy sources on all existing, retrofitted and new public buildings.

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* 53. Implement enforcement of water conservation measures, particularly the use of functioning shutoff valves to avoid activating sprinklers when it rains.

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* 54. Promote eco- and agri- tourism.

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* 55. Promote the use of reusables instead of plastics in Cape May businesses.

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* 56. Encourage the preservation of the East Cape May (Sewell Point) wetlands by the City.

STORM RESILIENCY AND MITIGATION

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* 57. Assess the adequacy of the City’s plans to protect against floods, storm surge, and sea level rise.

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* 58. Assess the adequacy of the City’s measures to decrease runoff in site redevelopment.

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* 59. Adopt measures to lower flood insurance premiums, including the use of public expenditures.

COMMENTS

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* 60. Share your vision for Cape May- In 5, 10, 20 years, and beyond.

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* 61. Please provide any additional comments on any topic affecting Cape May’s future, whether or not it was included in this survey.

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