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Sub-Committee Survey Results
Survey Results
The Historic District sub-committee, in conjunction with professional survey takers and statisticians, commissioned a survey of property owners within the proposed historic district. Approximately 75% of property owners responded to the survey, which revealed the following results:

83% of those expressing an opinion (104 out of 125) favored establishing a historic district (39 respondents were undecided)

80% of those expressing an opinion (69 out of 87) favored the establishment of historical
guidelines requiring approval of certain alterations to the architectural aspects of buildings within the district (42 respondents were undecided)

93% of those expressing an opinion (136 out of 146) favored an ordinance to protect the
view of the Hudson River from Main Street (18 respondents were undecided)

80% of those responding (89 out of 112) favored the proposed geographic boundaries of the district as Matthiessen Park to the North, Barney Park to the South, the Hudson River to the West, and Broadway to the East (50 respondents were undecided)

78% of those expressing an opinion favored a district that would include mandatory
regulations such as prohibiting new construction out of character with the style of the
surrounding area (9 respondents were undecided and 30 respondents stated that mandatory regulations would make no difference in their opinion whether to establish such a district)

55% of those expressing an opinion believed that voluntary compliance with guidelines
would be effective (64 out of 117), while 84% expressing an opinion believed that some
guidelines should be mandatory (109 out of 130)