Update: The survey form has been updated. See below for the links to the new questionnaire. They need responses by noon on Sunday, November 29th. Thanks for sending along the new form and revised due date, Chris!
Elliott Jones, Development Assistant with the Lutheran Volunteer Corps at El Centro de la Raza sent this to the mailing list today:
If youâ€™re involved with El Centro de la Raza at all, you know that weâ€™ve been working for a few years on finalizing plans to develop the South end of our property (directly across from the Light Rail Station along Lander St.). We are extremely excited because now that the Light Rail is up and running, it wonâ€™t be too long before we get to develop the property and make our beloved Beacon Hill even better!
Our vision for the space includes a large multi-purpose/event building, underground parking, low-income housing, an open space/plaza, as well as retail/office/business space. We are currently working with the Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC) at the University of Washingtonâ€™s Foster School of Business to assess what kind of retail/office/business space will be best for the Beacon Hill community. And of course, in order to figure that out we need your input!
Students from the BEDC will be at Red Apple this weekend with a questionnaire they developed regarding what kind of development you, as Beacon Hill residents, would like to see on that piece of property, so valuable now that the Light Rail has moved in â€“ small, independent stores? Chain restaurants? More grocery options? Better parking?
If you’d like to fill out the survey without taking a trip to Red Apple, you can
download the survey in Microsoft Word format from El Centro download the revised survey in Microsoft Word format here.
Because not everyone has the capability of running Microsoft Word, we have made an HTML version and Google Docs version available if you find working with those formats in your web browser easier. (I hope this does not cause a hardship for the survey talliers.) These links have been updated to reflect the new survey above. — Ed.
Please email your completed surveys to Ming Huang, President of the Asian Business Student Association, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Huang and her colleagues will compile them and send the results to El Centro anonymously. Mr. Jones emphasized that they are committed to developing the El Centro property in the communityâ€™s best interest.
If you have any questions, you can contact Elliott Jones at (206) 957-4652.