What is the purpose of this Community Survey?

The Village of Menands is developing a Comprehensive Plan with help from the University at Albany Graduate Planning Studio. A Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document for the growth and development of a municipality. This Community Survey seeks your opinions on important issues that may affect the future of Menands and will provide useful information for the Comprehensive Plan. We invite all residents and property owners in Menands to complete this survey.

The survey takes only 5 to 10 minutes of your time to complete. Survey responses are anonymous so please do not include your name on this form.

* 1. Please rate the following elements as they relate to the future of Menands.

  1 - Low Priority 2 3 4 5 - High Priority
a) Revitalization of industrial areas
b) Reuse of vacant commercial buildings
c) Preservation of historic buildings and places
d) Recreational facilities
e) Open space
f) Access to waterfront
g) Sustainable/green technology
h) Community beautification projects

* 2. Please rate the need for the following housing types in Menands.

  1 - Low Priority 2 3 4 5 - High Priority
a) Condominiums (owner occupied)
b) Apartments (rental)
c) Single-family homes
d) Duplex/2-family homes
e) Active adult/senior living communities

* 3. Please rate the need for the following transportation features for Menands.

  1 - Low Priority 2 3 4 5 - High Priority
a) Sidewalks
b) Benches
c) Designated bicycle lanes
d) Bicycle racks
e) Bikeshare program
f) Non-commercial vehicle accommodations (cars, pick-ups, trucks)
g) Commercial vehicle accommodations (trucks, vans)
h) Bus service for streets NOT on Broadway
i) Reduction in number of vehicle lanes on Broadway

* 4. Please rate the following options for local economic development in Menands.

  1 - Low Priority 2 3 4 5 - High Priority
a) Village-wide business directory
b) Business owners association
c) Business Improvement District
d) Village redevelopment incentives
e) Community sponsored events
f) Building façade improvement program
g) Village gateway improvements
h) Revitalization of the Menands farmers’ market

* 5. What types of businesses would you like to see more of in Menands? (Check all that apply.)

* 6. What do you envision for the future of Menands' waterfront?

* 7. Please rate the reasons you choose to live in Menands.

  1 - Low Priority 2 3 4 5 - High Priority
a) Small village character
b) Natural beauty
c) Housing Availability
d) Housing cost
e) Sense of community
f) School system
g) Proximity to employment

* 8. What do you enjoy most about living in the Village of Menands?

* 9. What do you wish were different about living in the Village of Menands?

* 10. What is your vision for the Village of Menands?

Please complete the following questions to help us obtain some characteristics of the respondents who completed this survey. Again, all surveys are anonymous and confidential.

* 11. Age

* 12. How long have you resided in the Village of Menands? (If applicable)

* 13. How long has your business been open in Menands? (If applicable.)

* 14. Please indicate your current status in Menands.

Thank you for completing this survey!
Press 'Submit Survey' below to finish.