Here’s an example of a survey I created on a local issue. Surveys work great to find out information which can guide future behavior and action.
I’ve been staying near the Belmont Dairy Building and I sense the loss to the neighborhood since Zupan’s closed. (Background article below). I’m pretty sure most people who live near this location and all of the area small businesses and shops are feeling the lessening of traffic (customers/clients), too.
I created a survey to gauge interest in bringing another food source to this location. If this topic interests you, please try this survey out. It’s 4 questions. And, if you know something I don’t know, feel free to PM and I’ll update the survey. Thank you.
– ideas: Green Zebra; New Seasons; Whole Foods; Co-op; Farmer’s Market (like Pike’s Place); Nature’s Choice; something else.
From the website of the owners of the property:
Completion Date: 1996
Scale – 85 Apartments – 26,000 SF Retail – 62 Parking Spaces
Located just 1-1/2 miles from Downtown Portland and along a major public transit route, the Belmont Dairy exemplifies the potential for quality urban living in a high-density environment. The project involved the adaptive reuse of a 70-year old dairy in the core of the Sunnyside Neighborhood and Belmont Business District, and serves as a national model for mixed-income, mixed-use development. Sitting vacant for five years, the new owners transformed the Dairy into a community landmark offering 66 apartments for residents earning less than 60% of area median income, 19 market rate loft apartments, 26,000 square feet of retail space including a specialty grocer, and 62 shared parking spaces for residents and commercial patrons. Significant portions of the original dairy were salvaged and a green building program was implemented to reduce overall energy and water use. The development sparked a major revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. The Belmont Dairy received numerous awards including a Governor’s Livability Award and Business for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Innovation Award and remains a model project nationally.