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1. The building designs for blocks 17 and 18 are designed to be lively and modern. Do you like having places like this type of design in the St. Paul’s area?
2. See the plaza at building 17 near Church and Freemason Streets with public art, outdoor seating, landscaping, and shops; where community activities and live music can be showcased. Does this image make you feel? (select all that apply)
3. The apartments along St. Paul’s and Freemason will
be lined with balconies with room for friends and
family to gather. Do you see yourself using a balcony
if you lived here?
4. In the image above you can see rooftop outdoor recreation space above the Church Street plaza. Would you use a space like this?
5. These new apartments are right across from a park space, designed for a quiet picnic, recreation activities, or a fun event. Would you use this park to relax, visit with friends and family or play with your kids?
6. These are possible unit floor plans for these buildings. Does this feel like home for you and your family?
7. All of the kitchens will be equipped with modern appliances and features. Can you see yourself preparing holiday meals in a kitchen like this?
8. Fitness and Wellness rooms are planned for each development. Does having access to a facility like this support your health, fitness and lifestyle goals?
9. Please select the option that best describes you (pick one).
10. If you are a current St. Paul’s area resident, how long have you lived in this neighborhood?
11. What is your age range?
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