Hello Downtown Businesses,
We wanted to reach out with a
that you have until Friday evening, May 29th, to submit responses to the
we sent out earlier in the week regarding the utilization of public space temporarily for commercial activities, such as outdoor dining and retail store expansion.
We also want to remind you that this survey was created for a couple reasons:
1- To allow us to hear from you so we could best advocate with the City Staff and Council for what our Downtown businesses want right now, and what would best ensure your success.
2- Create a forum for you to see how other businesses feel about this kind of utilization of public space and initiate discussion and creative problem solving.
As a caveat, it should be noted that there are currently no concrete plans for large street closures.
We understand that our Downtown is very nuanced, and what is good on one block may not apply to the next block. In order to address this challenge
we are working on
outreach, block by block, and business by business in order to get a better sense of what our businesses need now as we move deeper into phase 2 and eventually Phase 3 of reopening. By working in this way we are given the ability to understand how different areas of our Downtown could be served in the best way possible in the coming months. In other words, it is incredibly important for us to have as many responses to this survey as possible.
Deadline is tomorrow Friday May 29th, 2020
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly as well.
Abra Allan, Interim Executive Director
Sonja Brunner, Operations Director and Membership Coordinator