Survey for A VISION FOR ATHENS: A FUTURE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The City of Athens is preparing a plan entitled A VISION FOR ATHENS: A FUTURE LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN to guide growth for areas within our city limits for the next 10 to 20 years. If you live within the city limits of Athens, we have prepared this survey for you to fill out. The survey covers a variety of categories ranging from your impressions concerning current levels of service to what you envision being important for the City to address in the coming years. Our goal is to achieve harmonious development and a high quality of life in Athens for the foreseeable future. We need your input for this project to be a success. We ask that each person fill out the survey once. Thank you in advance for your time and input.

***We will not publicly release any information that can be tied directly to a particular individual.***

    ATHENS PLACES AND ACTIVITIES

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    Basic goods (Groceries, gasoline)
    Basic professional (Physician, dentist, financial/legal)
    Large expenditure (Appliances, furniture, autos)
    Entertainment (Movies, theaters, other outlets)
    Restaurants
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    Prices
    Variety of merchandise
    Convenience of shopping
    Quality of merchandise
    Store hours
    Merchant friendliness
    Advertising
    Frequency of sale items
    Product services
    Store policy on returns
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    Tennessee Valley Fiddler's Convention
    Delmore Days
    Heritage Day
    Cars on the Square
    Storytelling Festival
    Sheriff's Rodeo
    Christmas Open House Downtown
    Athens Grease Festival (Inaugural Year)
    Poke Sallet Follies
    Parades (Veteran's, Christmas, Homecoming, etc.)
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    PUBLIC SERVICES AND UTILITIES

    Fire services
    Police protection
    Water quality and service
    Sanitary sewer quality and service
    Electric and gas quality and service
    Quality of parks
    Accessibility to parks
    Recycling program
    Garbage and leaf pickup
    Condition of city streets
    Availability and condition of sidewalks
    Quality of elementary and intermediate schools
    Quality of middle and senior high schools
    Quality of recreational programs
    Quantity of recreational programs
    Ambulance/emergency medical services
    Availability of general health care
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    Youth/Family activity center
    After school activities
    Recreational facilities
    After school tutoring
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    In parks during the day
    In parks at night
    Downtown during the day
    Downtown at night
    Your neighborhood during the day
    Your neighborhood at night
    At home during the day
    At home at night
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    FUTURE OF ATHENS

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    Single-family Detached
    Apartments
    Town Homes
    Mobile Homes
    Condominiums/Loft Apartments
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    Light manufacturing (completely enclosed, little effect on surrounding properties)
    Heavy industry (some effect on surrounding properties; Examples: Heavy manufacturing, chemical processing, wood processing, etc.)
    Technology and research oriented industry
    Distribution
    Agriculture
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    Strip malls/centers
    Big box retail stores (Walmart, Target, Lowe's, etc.)
    Lifestyle centers (open air shopping center)
    Highway oriented quick service establishments (fast food restaurants, convenience stores, etc.)
    Full service restaurants
    Grocery store anchored shopping centers
    Stand-alone retail, service, entertainment, office Space
    Neighborhood oriented retail and service (little negative effect on surrounding residences)
    Downtown retail and service
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    Preserve farmland
    Provide housing for all incomes
    Increase employment opportunities
    Provide public services (police, fire, schools, streets, etc.)
    Build more trails
    Preserve history and heritage
    Managing Traffic
    Purchase and preserve open space
    Build parks
    Build more sidewalks and bike paths
    Protect environmentally sensitive areas
    Increase shopping opportunities
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    Parks
    Purchase Open Space (other than parks)
    Streets
    Sidewalks & Bicycle Trails
    Storm Drainage
    Traffic Calming
    Water
    Sewer
    Fire Protection
    Police Protection
    Senior Center
    Beautification (street trees, lamp posts, etc.)
    Museum
    Tourism
    School Facilities
    Public Art and Entertainment (concerts, murals, sculptures, etc.)
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    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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    Resident of Athens
    Business Owner
    Retired
    Self-employed
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