How important are these things to you?

* 1. Traveling About

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Ability to safely walk to and through Washington Street.
Ability to safely bicycle to and through Washington Street.
Ability to find convenient parking when driving to Washington Street.
Ability to drive quickly through Washington Street en route to Mass Pike or regional destinations.
Ability to access convenient & reliable transit, including bus and commuter rail.

* 2. Shopping & Services

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A mix of restaurants that provide eating and entertainment options.
Retail stores that meet daily needs (grocery, hardware, etc.).
Regional destinations (movie theater, department stores, etc.).
Independent and locally-owned stores that are unique to Washington Street.
Access to national brands that I am familiar with and know well.

* 3. Home Renovations

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Clear rules for how homeowners can expand their house.
Flexible rules for how homeowners can expand their house.
All home additions (porches, dormers, decks, etc.) should be subject to review by neighbors.
Some small home additions should be allowed without review by neighbors.

* 4. Housing

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More new housing for families with children.
More new housing for senior citizens.
More new housing for people with low- and moderate-incomes.
More new market-rate housing.
New development on Washington Street should be more commercial than residential.

* 5. Public Spaces

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More public spaces for people to sit and linger.
More public spaces where children can play.
More space to display public art.
More public spaces for dining and socializing.
More flexible public spaces that allow for a variety of activities.

* 6. Development & Finance

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Commercial and residential development that preserves the character of Washington Street.
New commercial development on Washington Street that provides jobs for Newton.
Maintain Washington Street’s cultural and social identity through incentives & programs.
Minimize the amount of development that occurs on Washington Street.
Additional development on Washington Street that generates tax base for the city.

* 7. In 10 years, what should be different on Washington Street?

* 8. In 10 years, what should be the same on Washington Street?

* 9. What makes Washington Street special to you?

* 10. Other Comments:

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