The Town is asking residents, workers, and business owners in Southborough to participate in a survey. EDC is asking everyone to weigh in on what we want the downtown Main Street area to be. The purpose is to help efforts to improve the area.
An introduction by the Economic Development Committee explains that the Town is applying for assistance from the Urban Land Institute. ULI offers low cost consulting through its Technical Assistance Panel program. Experts work with communities, making recommendations for revitalization and land use projects.
The EDC and selectmen are looking for TAP advice to improve the Downtown Business Village. Their request for that advice will be “shaped” by the community’s wants and needs. They hope to learn more about what those are through this survey.
The survey asks for feedback on such issues such as:
- What type of businesses would you like to see more of in that area?
- Would you support small scale mixed-use buildings (street level retail/restaurants with 2nd level condos or appartments)?
- What are your priorities for open space/common areas and for beautification efforts?
- What are business owners’ advantages/disadvantages for doing business there?
To participate in the survey, click here.
[Note: As always, you are free to share your ideas with other readers on the blog through comments. But if you want it to count in the Town’s efforts – you really should fill out the survey!]