Main Street America is asking Kendall Whittier residents, employees and visitors to fill out a survey that will help guide Kendall Whittier Main Street’s direction in the years to come.
The survey is available in English and Spanish and should take between five and 10 minutes to complete.
“Surveys like this are crucial to helping inform Main Street America about your experience with Kendall Whittier’s commercial district and with Kendall Whittier Main Street,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of KWMS. “The survey is anonymous, and your input will make us more knowledgeable on the needs and desires of the community.”
After some quick demographic questions, the survey goes into what the respondent likes and dislikes about Kendall Whittier. The next page focuses on the top destinations and desired business types.
It then asks about housing in the area and what would make living in Kendall Whittier even better.
“Main Street America will be using this data when they come in late August to provide training and direction on Transformation Strategies,” Jackson Seay said. “The Transformation Strategies will serve as a guiding post for developing priorities and strategies for the next five years.”
The survey will remain open through Aug. 11. Complete the survey at https://bit.ly/KWSurvey2023.
Main Street America will be in Kendall Whittier for a two-day workshop, meeting with business owners, property owners, elected officials and others.
The survey and these conversations will result in a discussion with the Board of Directors on Kendall Whittier Main Street’s new Transformation Strategy to guide revitalization, placemaking and placekeeping through KWMS’ next phase.
Kendall Whittier Main Street was started in 2010 by community members who wanted to create more vibrancy in Kendall Whittier’s commercial core. Since its inception, there’s been $175 million – mostly private dollars – reinvested in Kendall Whittier. More than 100 businesses have opened and 375 jobs have been created.
After taking the occupancy in Whittier Square from 30 percent to 100 percent in 10 years, Kendall Whittier Main Street was named a Great American Main Street in 2020.
In 2022, the KWMS Board updated its mission statement – it works with businesses, property owners and community partners to create vibrancy in Kendall Whittier’s commercial areas. The Board also developed core values: Support Local, Creativity/Craftsmanship, Accessible/Affordable, Respect the District, Value Partnerships; and Respect the History.
For more information about Kendall Whittier Main Street, visit us on the web.