Downtown Redevelopment Committee Launches Visual Preference Survey

JUNE 4, 2018 -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) launched a visual preference survey today aimed to gather input from the community on architectural themes that are preferred in the Downtown of Scotch Plains. The survey offers six different conceptual architectural design options submitted by SPDRC members and Harbor Consultants, the Township’s consulting Planner, and asks participants to select their preferred theme.  


The visual preference survey will be available from June 4, 2018 to June 18, 2018 until 4:00 pm. The online survey can be found at, or by visiting the Township’s Facebook page or Twitter page  


A poster version of the survey is located at the Scotch Plains Public Library, 1927 Bartle Ave, where participants can select their preference in-person. The poster version of the survey will also be available to the public at the June 13, 2018 SPDRC meeting at 7:00 pm, Scotch Plains Town Hall, 430 Park Avenue, in the Town Council Chambers.


“Since day one, the SPDRC has made inclusiveness and community involvement part of its mission,” said Mayor Al Smith, who is Chairman of the SPDRC. “I encourage all residents, business, and property owners to take this survey to help the SPDRC determine which architectural themes should be incorporated in our downtown redevelopment plan.”  


The images in the survey are both conceptual and generic, in that they provide visual/graphic representations of conceptual design options and may depict elements of another community. While many of the examples differ in height and size of the buildings depicted, the images are not intended to assess these characteristics – the SPDRC is only seeking preference on architectural styles.  


The online version is set to only allow one submission per IP address. For those who are filling out the poster version of the survey, we ask that you please adhere to the honor system and take the survey once.  


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