Please complete this brief survey to help guide the future of Montclair Center!

This survey is part of a strategic planning process for the Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID). Your input will help the BID identify priorities and initiatives to pursue over the next 10 years. To thank you for your participation, we will be giving away gift cards to Montclair Center businesses to five survey respondents chosen at random! 

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The Montclair Center BID generally comprises Bloomfield Avenue (and side streets) between Maple Avenue/Pine Street and Mountain Avenue.

The Montclair Center BID generally comprises Bloomfield Avenue (and side streets) between Maple Avenue/Pine Street and Mountain Avenue.

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* 1. Prior to the pandemic, approximately how often were you in Montclair Center?

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* 2. How would you rate the following conditions and/or services in Montclair Center (prior to the pandemic)?

  Very Good Good Fair Poor Very Poor Unsure
Sidewalk and street cleaning (including. trash removal)
Landscaping and tree maintenance
Snow removal  
Pedestrian safety (i.e., traffic, vehicles)
Safety in general 
Street and sidewalk repair
Programming (e.g., events)
Business support and storefront vitality
Tourism & visitor activity
Marketing & social media

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* 3. As physical distancing measures are lifted, how comfortable will you be in the next several months visiting Montclair Center for the following?

  Very Comfortable Somewhat Comfortable Somewhat Uncomfortable Very Uncomfortable
Retail stores, shopping
Restaurants and coffee shops
Outdoor festivals and events
Personal services (salons, barbers, spas, etc.)
Fitness facilities/gyms
Bars and nightlife venues

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* 4. Over the next 18 months, how important will the following actions be to help Montclair Center recover?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important Unsure
Provide assistance and resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs
Produce more events and festivals
Improve the parking experience
Improve cleanliness and maintenance
Enhance marketing of Montclair Center as a destination
Provide more outdoor eating and shopping
Ensure downtown is diverse and welcoming to all
Be a stronger partner with the Township

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* 5. Looking to the future beyond recovery, please offer three words that best capture your vision for Montclair Center by the year 2030.

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* 6. To achieve your vision for Montclair Center, how important are the following (in the longer-term, 18 months to 5+ years)?

  Very Important Important Somewhat Important Not Important Unsure
Improve cleanliness and maintenance
Recruit new businesses and diversify the retail mix
Provide assistance and resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs
More beautification (e.g., greening, lighting, public art, street furniture)
Create a safer walking environment (e.g., widen sidewalks, enhance pedestrian crossings)
Explore ways to slow traffic on Bloomfield
Enhance the bicycling environment
Produce more events and festivals
Improve the parking experience
Enhance marketing of Montclair Center as a destination
Attract more housing and residents
Ensure downtown is diverse and welcoming to all
Create permanent public plazas and outdoor gathering spaces
Be a stronger partner with the Township

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* 7. To achieve your long-term vision for Montclair Center, which one action from the list above is the MOST important?

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* 8. If you could suggest one additional and specific improvement to enhance Montclair Center, not listed above, what would it be? (Optional)

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