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Name not shown in Ward 2 September 23, 2020, 8:20 AM

What is your age? 36-50
What is your gender? Female
Do you have access to a smart phone or the internet? Yes
For what reasons do you use parking in Norfolk? Check all that apply.
Residential Parking, Business
How often do you park in Norfolk? Every day
How would you rate the appearance and cleanliness of City of Norfolk parking garages and lots? Good
How would you rate the reliability of the City of Norfolk's Parking system? Poor
How would you rate the lighting and safety of City of Norfolk parking garages and lots? Good
How would you rate the Parking staff's responsiveness and ability to resolve your request? Good
How would you rate your overall experience when using City of Norfolk parking facilities? Fair
How would you rate your experience navigating the Parking Customer Portal? Poor
If you have not used the Parking Customer Portal, why not? Other - This system does not allow for monthly residential payments. The meter maids rarely even check to see if you’ve paid and will ticket less than 5 minutes when the time ends. The system locks you out when trying to extend.
What is your preferred method of payment? ACH Debit
How satisfied are you with the City of Norfolk's parking garage and lot parking rates/fees? Satisfied
What are the three most important qualities you want in the Norfolk Parking system? Convenience, Location, Easy entrance and exit from garages and lots
Do you have any suggestions to improve the parking experience in the City of Norfolk?
As a resident and business owner Downtown, the parking process is extremely inconvenient. The city allows for larger businesses to come in and take all of the most convenient parking- Gas Light Hotel, Hilton to name a few. And getting into the W plume st. garage is a complete hassle when trying to carry and unload items for the business. Parking for residents isn’t clear. There are NO SIGNS about where to park and I was ticketed my first week of parking here without orientation to this garage. Also, electronic debit NEVER works and I have to find out by being locked out each month that the bill is due. The city does NOT send invoices or bills each month. Parking is a background matter and is something would be much more convenient to have it automatically debited from my account each month rather than getting a million tickets coming and going each day. The entire living and owning a business here is not a friendly experience. Lastly- those decals roll up and die in the heat. I’m the first week, I received a ticket in the plume street garage because the adhesive on the decal was not strong enough to stay- in addition to being parked in a visitor’s space, not knowing that residential parking was on floor 6 and above (NO SIGNS).
In which facilities do you park? Check all that apply. On-street parking meters, West Plume Garage
How did you hear about this survey? Website (www.norfolk.gov or https://norfolk.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal)

Austin Barden in Ward 2 September 22, 2020, 11:30 AM

What is your age? 16-35
What is your gender? Male
Do you have access to a smart phone or the internet? Yes
For what reasons do you use parking in Norfolk? Check all that apply.
Residential Parking
How often do you park in Norfolk? Every day
How would you rate the appearance and cleanliness of City of Norfolk parking garages and lots? Poor
How would you rate the reliability of the City of Norfolk's Parking system? Poor
How would you rate the lighting and safety of City of Norfolk parking garages and lots? Good
How would you rate the Parking staff's responsiveness and ability to resolve your request? Poor
How would you rate your overall experience when using City of Norfolk parking facilities? Fair
How would you rate your experience navigating the Parking Customer Portal? Poor
If you have not used the Parking Customer Portal, why not? Not applicable
What is your preferred method of payment? ACH Debit
How satisfied are you with the City of Norfolk's parking garage and lot parking rates/fees? Less than satisfied
What are the three most important qualities you want in the Norfolk Parking system? Convenience, Value, Responsive staff
Do you have any suggestions to improve the parking experience in the City of Norfolk?
Update monthly payment system!!! The current system has far too many flaws. Not able to pay ahead, previous paid balances still showing up which requires a phone call to staff each month in order to pay.
In which facilities do you park? Check all that apply. Freemason Street Garage
How did you hear about this survey? Website (www.norfolk.gov or https://norfolk.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal)

Shawn Henry outside Norfolk September 22, 2020, 9:11 AM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? More than once a week
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Neutral to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? Somewhat unsafe
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? Other - Don't live anywhere near this area
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Very dissatisfied
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? Yes
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? No
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Performance area
What is your age range? 35-44
What is your gender? Male
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) Prefer not to answer

Matthew Hinson in Ward 2 September 22, 2020, 8:09 AM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? Less than once a month
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Shop and/or buy gas, Eat at a restaurant, Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Uninviting to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? Somewhat unsafe
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? It depends (e.g., on the time of day)
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Satisfied
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? Yes
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? Yes
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Playground
What is your age range? 25-34
What is your gender? Male
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) White

Name not shown in Ward 3 September 21, 2020, 2:46 PM

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? No
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) I could take it or leave it
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?
No
4. In the image above you can see rooftop outdoor recreation space above the Church Street plaza. Would you use a space like this? No
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? No
6. These are possible unit floor plans for these buildings. Does this feel like home for you and your family? No
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? No
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? No
9. Please select the option that best describes you (pick one). Interested citizen (may or may not live within the St. Paul’s area)
10. If you are a current St. Paul’s area resident, how long have you lived in this neighborhood? Not sure/No Response
11. What is your age range? 55-64 years

Atoy Carrington in Ward 3 September 21, 2020, 11:33 AM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? More than once a week
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Live here, Go to the Community Center, Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Uninviting to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? It depends (e.g., on the time of day)
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? It depends (e.g., on the time of day)
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Satisfied
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? Yes
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? No
Why Not? Just haven't been able to lately.
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Green space
What is your age range? 55-64
What is your gender? Female
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) Black or African American

Name not shown in Ward 4 September 21, 2020, 3:15 AM

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? Yes
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) Excited to live here!
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?
Yes
4. In the image above you can see rooftop outdoor recreation space above the Church Street plaza. Would you use a space like this? Yes
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? Yes
6. These are possible unit floor plans for these buildings. Does this feel like home for you and your family? Yes
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? Yes
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? Yes
9. Please select the option that best describes you (pick one). Commercial tenant within the St. Paul’s area
11. What is your age range? 35-44 years

Name not shown in Ward 3 September 20, 2020, 9:10 PM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? More than once a week
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Go to the Community Center, Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Uninviting to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? Somewhat unsafe
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? Very unsafe
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Neutral
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? No
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? No
Why Not? There's no programming at the spot that I find useful. Waste of taxpayer money.
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Other - Well-lit walking trail
What is your age range? 35-44
What is your gender? Female
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) White

Name not shown in Ward 2 September 20, 2020, 12:41 PM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? Less than once a month
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Uninviting to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? Somewhat unsafe
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? Somewhat unsafe
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Dissatisfied
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? Other - I don’t live in the area
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? No
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Other - Design the park to include all the above minus picnic tables. Rows of benches under shaded areas would be better. Get ideas from NYC parks. Design something that would make people want to visit. Also include an area for food trucks,
What is your age range? 25-34
What is your gender? Male
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) White

Name not shown in Ward 2 September 20, 2020, 12:20 PM

How often do to you come to the Five Points/Norview area of Norfolk? Less than once a month
How do you move around the Norview neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Drive, Bike
Why do you go to the neighborhood? (Mark as many as you want.) Travel through Sewells Point Road, Norview Avenue or the 5 Points intersection to get somewhere else
How would you describe Bland Street near the Five Points intersection? Neutral to pedestrians
When walking or biking on Bland Street near the Five Points intersection, how safe do you feel from cars? It depends (e.g., on the time of day)
As a pedestrian in the neighborhood, how safe do you feel from crime? It depends (e.g., on the time of day)
How satisfied are you with professional/customer service of the police officers? Neutral
Is the police presence adequate in your neighborhood? Yes
Have you attended any programming at OpenNorfolk's Neighborhood Spot? No
A new park is coming to Norview. What would you like to see in the park? (Mark as many as you want.) Playground
What is your age range? 55-64
What is your gender? Male
What is your race or ethnicity? (optional) Prefer not to answer