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Name not shown inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 6:14 PM

Where do you live?
Asheville


If you call Asheville or the region home, which of the following best describes your housing situation?
I rent a house or apartment.


What is your connection with downtown Asheville? (Pick all that apply.)
I live downtown., I work downtown., I visit downtown for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, etc.


How often are you in downtown Asheville?
Daily


How do you most often access downtown?
By foot


Please indicate how the following uses of public space generally impact your experience in downtown Asheville. (1 = very negative, 2 = somewhat negative, 3 = neutral, 4 = somewhat positive, 5 = very positive).



Are there other uses that have significant impacts not mentioned or further explanation on a particular response above? Please briefly explain here.
I'd like to see more car-free zones downtown.


Please indicate the importance of the following uses of public space for contributing to a positive experience downtown. (1 = not at all important, 2 = not very important, 3 = neutral, 4 = somewhat important, 5 = very important).



Are there other uses that have significant importance not mentioned or further explanation on a particular response above? Please briefly explain here.
I'd like to see a reduction in car traffic downtown in favor of better bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.


What have you seen or experienced in other cities that could improve our public spaces in downtown Asheville?
Car free areas for pedestrians and bicycles.


What do you notice about downtown streets or sidewalks that makes you feel more safe?
A lack of cars.


What do you notice about streets or sidewalks that makes you feel less safe
The presence of cars.


What do you love most about downtown Asheville?
Its size makes it easy to commute without a car.


What is your age?
35-50


What is your race/ethnicity?
White/Caucasian


How would you describe your gender identity?
Male


What is your zip code?
28801

Name not shown inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 6:06 PM

Was the information provided in the introduction clear?
Yes


Are you in favor of adding a sidewalk along New Leicester Highway?
Yes


Do you have comments or concerns about a specific location along the project?
There is a concerning lack of sidewalks around the city and this is a move in a positive direction.

Name not shown inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 6:03 PM

Did you find your entry quick and stress free?
Yes


Were you able to find a parking space quickly?
Yes


Are you aware that the real-time availability of parking spaces in the City’s garages is embedded in the Asheville App? (Free app, available for iPhone and Android)
Yes


Have you used the Asheville App to help you find parking?
Yes


If you were previously unaware of the “find parking” feature in the Asheville App will you now be likely to use it?
No


Have you parked in a City garage for an event recently?
No


How do you feel about the special event rates?
Too high


Please rate your overall parking experience:
Average


If you wish, please share ideas on how can we improve your City of Asheville parking garage experience.
Focus more on improving pedestrian and bike infrastructure than on parking garages. Create more public transit options so that there is less reason for people to have to park downtown.

Name not shown inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 5:44 PM

Choose all that apply:
I live near Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park., I live in the Asheville city limits., I am an interested resident., I use the stadium and/or park for recreational activities.


Please provide any comments you would like to share about this project.
Reduce permanent seating capacity to match the parking capacity of the property/ location and preserve the adjacent neighborhood streets and residents’ access to parking. Provide comprehensive Parking Plan to accommodate current and future users. Requests for Parking Plan: a. Satellite parking and shuttles b. Permitted parking (no additional fees for residences) on adjacent streets c. No conversion of green space for parking d. Enforcement of City of Asheville ordinances 2. Park preservation, considering historical and existing green space and public right of way areas. a. Existing open space/grassy natural fields need to be preserved b. Historical natural areas and use (including Oakhurst pocket park) should be reassigned and preserved for long-term future use c. Upgrade to park/green space should include benches and improved landscaping 3. Mountainside and Memorial Stadium design needs to be inclusive to the neighborhood and entire community a. Bond funds shouldn’t be spent specifically to support private enterprise b. Access to park and stadium during regular park hours remaining public c. Upgrades should include facilities for all current and future user groups – track should not be eliminated from the plan for increased seating capacity (city should be considering a track as well as FIFA regulation field) 4. EEVS demands to be a stakeholder in the planning and design process a. Current plan does not move forward without an alternative plan similar to the two plan proposal presented on July 11 th b. Goal #1 of the project was to Re-establish Trust with the Neighborhood which has not been accomplished 5. Accountability and transparency of the removal of Parks and Rec Maintenance facility at Hunt Hill. a. We believe that the Hunt Hill facility is integral to the Mountainside Memorial project because the current use occupies a significant portion of the Mountainside Park parcel and will have an impact on the design/use of Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park (traffic and impact) b. Current plans to do not account for current and future use of that facility/parcel c. All future plans need to account for the Hunt Hill facility and properly remediate current impact on residents

Name not available outside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 5:11 PM

Choose all that apply:
I use the stadium and/or park for recreational activities.


Please provide any comments you would like to share about this project.
I play ultimate frisbee at Memorial stadium and this space has been essential to helping me feel welcomed and involved in the community since I moved to Asheville. I'm worried that if field space is decreased we won't be able to play safely or we'll have to split up and play on other Asheville fields (such as Shiloh Parks softball field) and take away from their intended purposes.

Alexander Schwartz inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 11:57 AM

Choose all that apply:
I live in the Asheville city limits., I am an interested resident., I use the stadium and/or park for recreational activities.


Please provide any comments you would like to share about this project.
I use Memorial field a couple of times a week to play sports, and have been a regular user since 1999. I sincerely hope that any renovation does not reduce the amount of playing field space. Asheville has always had a lack of good playing fields, so I would like to see the renovation prioritize field space over all other considerations. Thank you.

Name not available outside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 11:00 AM

Choose all that apply:
I live in the Asheville city limits., I am an interested resident., I use the stadium and/or park for recreational activities.


Please provide any comments you would like to share about this project.
AUC actively supported the Bond > AUC has been active for 25 years and using Memorial for over a decade we have adult and youth outreach at memorial and it works well because it can handle multiple groups well reducing it's size does not help it will prevent soccer from even using the facility. > To accommodate Ultimate we want a wider playing surface (we currently play on narrow fields with less buffer than is recommended) > Adding a track drastically reduces our ability to use Memorial > Access is the #1 need - Addressing parking needs without limiting access is crucial > When AUC is moved off of Memorial we impact other programs (for example, Shiloh can’t be used for softball if we’re on the outfield)

Name not available inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 10:23 AM

Choose all that apply:
I live near Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park.

Jordan Stone inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 10:04 AM

Choose all that apply:
I live in the Asheville city limits., I use the stadium and/or park for recreational activities.


Please provide any comments you would like to share about this project.
I've been playing on this field since 2004, it's the heart of the Ultimate Frisbee community and where I spend every Wednesday night (and Monday night when we have access to the field then) I'm very excited for the possibility of renovations. We have had a tough time in the last year with having to go to other fields because of the Tourist schedule and parking. This is extremely frustrating for a number of reasons, but the fact that people were parking on the field was detrimental to other activities and certainly not good for a field that was already in need of repairs. There are places in the turf that will lift up with enough wind. It certainly needs to be redone.

Vic Fahrer inside City Boundary August 21, 2019, 12:43 AM

Where do you live?
Asheville


If you call Asheville or the region home, which of the following best describes your housing situation?
I own a house or condominium.


What is your connection with downtown Asheville? (Pick all that apply.)
I visit downtown for restaurants, shopping, entertainment, etc.


How often are you in downtown Asheville?
About once a week


How do you most often access downtown?
By foot


Please indicate how the following uses of public space generally impact your experience in downtown Asheville. (1 = very negative, 2 = somewhat negative, 3 = neutral, 4 = somewhat positive, 5 = very positive).



Please indicate the importance of the following uses of public space for contributing to a positive experience downtown. (1 = not at all important, 2 = not very important, 3 = neutral, 4 = somewhat important, 5 = very important).



What do you notice about downtown streets or sidewalks that makes you feel more safe?
Lots of people arouund


What do you notice about streets or sidewalks that makes you feel less safe
Loose sidewalk pavers,


What do you love most about downtown Asheville?
Variety and qualify of activities and businesses


What is your age?
Above age 65


What is your race/ethnicity?
White/Caucasian


How would you describe your gender identity?
Male


What is your zip code?
28801