Survey will gauge Downtown perception

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October 12, 2009 // UPDATED 3:39 pm - October 19, 2009
By: Amanda Kushner
Amanda Kushner

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District is conducting a survey to gage the Downtown perception.

The perception survey is a duplicate of what the Downtown Council did in 2007, and the survey asks about items such as greenery, safety and atmosphere, said Shane Zahn, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
 SafeZone Operations. The 2007 study helped influence strategic planning efforts related to Downtown safety. Around 6,500 people took the survey in 2007, Zahn said.

“The more people that take it the more accuracy we get in really looking at how people are feeling Downtown,” he said.

The study will continue until Oct. 31, and results will be shared with the public toward the end of November, Zahn said. To take the survey, which takes about eight minutes, go to: