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Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
I live in the Downtown Historic District. 14.3% 2
I own property in the Downtown Historic District. 14.3% 2
I own a business or work in the Downtown Historic District. 7.1% 1
I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District. 78.6% 11
I plan to purchase or occupy property in the Downtown Historic District 7.1% 1

If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Build a new detached garage or accessory dwelling 11.1% 1
Renovate the interior of the building 11.1% 1
Renovate the exterior of the building 22.2% 2
None of the above 77.8% 7

Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 7.1% 1
No 92.9% 13

Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 42.9% 6
No 57.1% 8

What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Financial Cost 71.4% 10
Time/Project delays 85.7% 12
Ability to predict outcome of design review 64.3% 9
Participating in public hearing/public speaking 28.6% 4
None 7.1% 1
Other 14.3% 2

How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply

Response Percent Response Count
I prefer this procedure always 42.9% 6
I prefer this procedure if it saves money 42.9% 6
I prefer this procedure if it saves time 42.9% 6
I do not prefer this procedure because design review should require a public hearing 14.3% 2
I am indifferent/prefer not to answer 7.1% 1

What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Maintenance and repair 28.6% 4
Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.) 28.6% 4
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence 78.6% 11
New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial 85.7% 12
Changing roof material or color 78.6% 11
Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors 78.6% 11
Changing or removing an architectural detail 92.9% 13
A new accessory building 71.4% 10
A new building addtion 100.0% 14

What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Maintenance and repair 21.4% 3
Emergency repairs (due to earthquake, fire, etc.) 28.6% 4
New color scheme (painting) - historic residence 42.9% 6
New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical 57.1% 8
Changing roof material or color 35.7% 5
Changing the material, style or size of windows or doors 42.9% 6
Changing or removing an architecural detail 50.0% 7
A new accessory building 85.7% 12
A new building addition 100.0% 14

If you have any other comments, please share them with us below

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April 23, 2018, 8:17 AM
  • Which of the following apply to you? Check all that apply.
    • I live in Benicia, but not in the Historic District.
    • I plan to purchase or occupy property in the Downtown Historic District
  • If you own property in the Downtown Historic District, do you plan to do one or more of the following to your property in the next 3-5 years? Check all that apply.
    No response.
  • Have you applied for or obtained design review for an application in the historic district?
    • No
  • Would you decide whether to complete work on a building in the Historic District on the basis of whether a public hearing for design review approval is required?
    • Yes
  • What concerns do you have related to public hearing design review procedures? Check all that apply.
    • Financial Cost
    • Time/Project delays
    • Participating in public hearing/public speaking
  • How do you feel about administrative (staff level) design review without a public hearing for certain types of projects that meet the design guidelines? Check all that apply
    • I prefer this procedure if it saves money
    • I prefer this procedure if it saves time
  • What types of projects do you think should require design review on a historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
    • New color scheme (painting) - historic commercial
    • Changing or removing an architectural detail
    • A new accessory building
    • A new building addtion
  • What types of projects do you think should require design review on a non-historic building in the Historic District? Check all that apply.
    • New color scheme (painting) - historic commerical
    • Changing or removing an architecural detail
    • A new accessory building
    • A new building addition
  • If you have any other comments, please share them with us below
    No response.
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