Committee asks for residents’ opinions on revitalizing downtown
Online survey is open through first week of December

By Brandon Anderegg - Freeman Staff

Nov. 21, 2017

MUKWONAGO — The Downtown Strategic Plan Steering Committee is offering a survey to Mukwonago residents, business owners and tourists to gauge their interests and thoughts on the revitalization of the village’s downtown, according to Village Administrator John Weidl.

The mission of the DSPSC is to “Make the downtown a pedestrian-friendly destination centered on historic preservation, business development and cultural and recreational opportunities,” according to the survey.

The goal is to give residents a chance to provide feedback on the committee’s mission statement, the importance of downtown revitalization and the potential ways of funding the latter, said Weidl “The survey is a snapshot in time of the DSPSC’s progress and I wanted to take a brief step back to see if we are on the right track,” said Weidl. “I believe we are.”

The questionnaire, for example, asks residents to rank the importance of topics on the mission statement or how likely residents are to support a tax increase to fund downtown revitalization. Approximately 430 people have responded to the survey so far.

“I think it’s clear that there are many stakeholders and residents that are very interested and passionate about downtown revitalization,” said Weidl. He said he hopes the survey raises awareness that downtown revitalization is being discussed. He said the DSPSC values residents’ input and the committee wants people to get involved at a level that works for them.

Weidl said the DSPSC intends to take the survey results into consideration when making recommendations to the Village Board. The survey will be closed after the first week of December and the DSPSC will present the results at the committee’s meeting on Dec. 14.

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