The city conducted a survey from March 1-21 to collect feedback from the community about the design of the State & Arthur site. The survey results and a summary of the feedback are available here.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community outreach events were not possible in this time frame. Instead, an online survey was used to collect community feedback. To inform residents of the survey opportunity, a total of 3,065 postcards were mailed to residents and property owners within .5 miles of the State & Arthur site, as well as to all residents of the Veterans Park Neighborhood Association. Paper copies of the survey were also sent upon request to any residents who did not have access to the online survey.
Members of the Energize team canvassed the surrounding streets, reaching approximately 275 residences and businesses in the area immediately surrounding the site; flyers with project and survey information were offered and the team provided information about the project to interested residents.
A large banner was posted on the State & Arthur site, directing people to the Energize website to take the online survey, and both Facebook and NextDoor were used to inform people in the area about the project and survey opportunity. Information was shared with Taft Elementary as well.
From March 1–21, the survey was open for community feedback and 402 responses were received in that time. The responses received will be used to inform the Request for Proposals (RFP) that the city will release to identify a development partner for the State & Arthur site. The survey and outreach materials were available in both English and Spanish.
Virtual meetings were held with the Principal at Taft Elementary, as well as the presidents of the surrounding neighborhood associations. These meetings provided background information about the project and informed these key leaders of the opportunities for community engagement that were available to all residents and stakeholders.
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