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Northeast Fort Worth Economic Development Summit

VISUAL CHARACTER SURVEY Institute of Urban Studies at The University of Texas at Arlington


What is a Visual Character Survey 

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A visual character survey, also known as a visual preference survey is a technique for obtaining public feedback on physical design alternatives. It is often used when planning redevelopment and conducting urban planning research. This survey consists of a series of images that participants must rate according to their preference, on a 5-point scale where: 1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5-Very Desirable


Business      

Mixed Use Parking Large Stores Commercial Corridor Signage Neighborhood Identifier


Mixed Use Retail/Office/Residential

1

2

3

4

Parking/Retail

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Mixed Use Retail/Office/Residential

1

2

3

4

Retail/Office

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Parking Angled Parking

1

2

3

Parallel Parking

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Parking Garage Parking

1

2

3

Surface Parking

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Large Stores Ease of Automobile Access

1

2

3

4

Pedestrian Amenities

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Large Stores Landscaped Parking & Open Space

1

2

3

4

5

Parking without Landscaping

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Commercial Corridor Retail Center 1

1

2

3

Retail Center 2

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Signage Monument Sign

1

2

3

Pole Sign

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Signage Traditional

1

2

3

Conventional

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Neighborhood Identifier Gateway Sign

1

2

3

Sign Topper

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Infrastructure      

Sidewalks Public Space Street Art Bike Lanes Crosswalks Lighting


Sidewalks Brick

1

2

3

Concrete

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Sidewalks Awnings

1

2

3

Street Trees

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Sidewalks With Buffer Strip

1

2

3

Without Buffer Strip

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Public Space Fountain

1

2

3

Water Feature

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Street Art Statue

1

2

3

Mural

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Bike Lanes Next to Traffic

1

2

3

Buffer Strip

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Crosswalks Stripes

1

2

3

Brick Pavers

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Lighting Traditional

1

2

3

Conventional

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Housing   

Single Family Detached Single Family Attached & Duplexes Multi-family Housing


Single Family Detached Traditional

1

2

3

Conventional

4

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Single Family Attached Single Family Attached

1

2

3

4

Duplex

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Multi-family Housing Home Style Apartments

1

2

3

4

20 DUA Apartment Complex

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5


Multi-family Housing Medium Density Apartment Complex

1

2

3

4

High Density Apartment Complex

5

1

2

3

4

1-Very Undesirable 2- Somewhat Undesirable 3-Neutral 4-Somewhat Desirable 5- Very Desirable

5

Visual Character Survey: Northeast Fort Worth Summit  

Character Preference Survey used in Northeast Fort Worth public input meetings

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