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DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH ON-SITE SURVEY OF VISITORS Prepared for: West Palm Beach DDA

Prepared by: Radius Global Market Research 4020 South 57th Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33463 561- 965- 8300 www.radius-global.com March 2016

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Table of Contents Page Number

Background & Purpose …………………………………………………………………………

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Methodology.…………..…………………………………………………………………………

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How to Read This Report………………………………………………………………………

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Summary of Findings……………………………………………………………………………

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Visitation……………………………………………………………………………………….…

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Characteristics of the Visit………………………………………………………………………

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Image….…..………………………………………………………………………………………

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Ratings of Downtown WPB………………………………………………………………………

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Future Visitation………………….……………………………………………………………….

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Additional Offerings……………………………………………………………………………….

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Lifestyle…………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Residency…………………………………………………………………………………………

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Demographics ……………………………………………………………………………………

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Background & Purpose In 2011, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) launched a marketing research program to assist the development of its marketing plan. The DDA continued this program in 2012 and 2013 to provide an update as well as provide information on a trended basis in order to track progress and change. The goal of the research is to provide understanding and insights of current visitors in terms of visit behavior, spending, wants/needs, satisfaction, demographic profile, etc. Additionally, an understanding of market area residents in terms of awareness, visitation, perception of the area, barriers to visitation, etc. is sought. As such, a twopart research study has been undertaken. This report presents findings from the first part of the research - an on-site survey of visitors to downtown WPB. The second part of the research, reported separately, is a telephone survey of area residents.

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Methodology  Personal intercept interview  West Palm Beach DDA named as survey sponsor; $100 gift card to downtown business offered to promote participation  Interview length was 10 minutes on average  Interviewing schedule was comparable to prior years: • • • • • • • • • •

Saturday, November 14, CityPlace Tree Lighting (6pm to 9pm) Saturday, November 21, Greenmarket (9am to 1pm) Thursday, December 3, Clematis District (Sand Sculptures Lighting), (4pm to 9pm) Friday, December 4, Clematis District (10am to 2pm) Friday, December 11, Screen On The Green (7pm) Friday, December 18, CityPlace (10am to 2pm) Saturday, December 19, Clematis District (10am to 2pm) Thursday January 7, Clematis District (10am to 2pm) Thursday January 7, CityPlace (10am to 2pm) Sunday, February 28, Harmony, (3pm)

 Rotation across locations throughout each area  Sample size of 271 (n=254 in 2013 n=251 in 2012 and 250 in 2011)  Sampling error of no greater than +/- 6.0% in total at the 95% level of confidence March 2016

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How to Read This Report Significance testing has been conducted among the various subgroups presented. Letters denote a significant difference versus the subgroup indicated at the 95% level of confidence. The term “Top 2 Box” refers to respondents providing a 9 or 10 rating (on a 10 point scale) on a particular question/topic. In addition to trending by survey year (2011 and 2012 vs. 2013), several subgroups are presented in this report:  Visit Condition (interview conducted during Special Event, at CityPlace, in the Clematis District, Not Special Event) The following subgroups were reviewed (data available in the cross-tabulation reports) and, depending on relevance, may or may not be presented herein:  Clematis District Time of Day (Lunch, Afternoon, Evening)  Demographics  Top Areas/Zip Codes of Residence

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Summary of Findings

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Overview In general, perceptions of Downtown West Palm Beach continue to be high among downtown visitors. • First time visitation of special events and the Clematis District are up, while visitation of CityPlace has continues to be high (and is a favorite destination of downtown visitors). The downtown area’s strengths continue to be it’s atmosphere, scenery, restaurants, and events. The area’s top weakness continues to be parking.

• Perceptions have declined among Special Event Visitors and, to a lesser degree, Clematis District visitors in terms of safety, parking, special events, entertainment, restaurant and shopping choices, accessibility, and ease of finding your way around.

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Overview Special events and dining continue to be top draws to the downtown area. In fact, when asked what would encourage future visitation, it’s clear that visitors want more events; more events, more free events, and more family events, were all frequently cited. • Opportunity exists to draw in more people by appealing to families with children. The only event that drew a large proportion of visitors with children was the Tree Lighting Ceremony. In addition to offering more events, there appears to be an opportunity to get the word out more about events that are going on. • Less than half of surveyed downtown visitors were even aware of Sunday on the Waterfront, the Seafood Festival, and Art after Dark at the Norton Museum. • With the exception of Family Fun Fest at City Place, awareness of all the events is much higher among households without children than it is households with children. March 2016

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Summary of Findings VISITATION While the majority of visitors to downtown West Palm Beach continue to be repeat visitors (87%), first-time visitation has increased significantly compared two years ago (13% vs. 4% in 2013). • In particular, first-time visitation has increased among special event visitors (12% vs. 3% in 2013) and Clematis District visitors (17% vs. 3% in 2013). Visitors reported visiting downtown West Palm Beach an average of 16 times in the past year, which is slightly higher than recent years (14.6 in 2013, 13.4 in 2012). MAIN REASON FOR VISIT At 40%, surveyed visitors1 continue to be most likely to report that an event is their primary reason for visiting downtown West Palm Beach; dining (19%), municipal/community offerings such as the fountains and library (16%), and shopping (12%) are also mentioned frequently. • Dining as a primary reason for visitation has rebounded after falling dramatically in 2013 (19% from 6% in 2013).

• As would be expected visitors surveyed during Special Event times cite the event itself as their primary reason for visiting. March 2016

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Summary of Findings ALL REASONS FOR VISIT

Events (67%) and dining (55%) continue to be major components of a visit to downtown West Palm Beach. More surveyed visitors are mentioning dining as a component of this visit to downtown than did so in 2013 (55% vs. 36%). •

In terms of specific reasons, the tree lighting and Macy’s (each 26%) garnered the most mentions.

Duffy’s (19%) and Panera Bread (11%) were cited most frequently as downtown WPB destinations for dining and/or coffee.

Downtown visitors (excluding those surveyed at special events) continued to cite dining (57%), events (42%), and shopping (42%) as top draws to the downtown area. •

Excluding special events, Duffy’s (19%) and Starbucks (17%) were cited most frequently as downtown WPB dining destinations.

PLACES EVER VISITED When 2015 visitors were asked what places in downtown West Palm Beach they have ever visited, special events (85%) were mentioned most often. In particular, the Greenmarket was cited by 42% of visitors, 29% cited Sunday on the Waterfront (including ballet/Harmony), 28% cited the Tree Lighting, 19% cited Clematis By Night, 12% cited SunFest, and 10% cited Screen on the Green. •

Compared to 2013, we are seeing significant increases in the number of visitors saying they have ever visited downtown for dining (75% vs. 39% in 2013), special events (85% vs. 75% in 2013), shopping (45% vs. 23% in 2013), entertainment (47% vs. 13% in 2013), municipal/public places (43% vs. 25% in 2013).

While in the past, events were heavy draws for visitors with children, this was not the case in 2015. The only event that drew a large proportion of visitors with children was the Tree Lighting Ceremony, at which 47% of visitors had children. March 2016

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Summary of Findings AIDED AWARENESS AND VISITATION OF SPECIFIC EVENTS When it comes to awareness of specific events (on a prompted basis), downtown visitors are most likely to be aware of Greenmarket (61%), the Tree Lighting at CityPlace (54%) and Clematis By Night (51%). •

With the exception of Family Fun Fest at City Place, awareness of all the events is much higher among households without children than it is households with children.

When it comes to visitation of these specific events, Greenmarket garners the highest visitation among downtown visitors at 50%, followed by Clematis By Night at 39% and the Tree Lighting at 34%. •

Similar to the trend in awareness cited above, visitation of all events except Family Fun Fest is higher among those without children.

Crossover attendance is lowest among visitors to the Clematis District – these visitors are least likely to say they have ever attended any of the specific events asked about (with the exception of the Seafood Festival).

Most of those who have attended these events say they would attend again. Very few of those who wouldn’t attend again have specific complaints about the event itself.

ARTS AND CULTURAL VENUES VISITED When asked on a prompted basis which arts and cultural venues they have ever visited, the Kravis Center (52%) and the Norton Museum of Art (37%) were mentioned most frequently by surveyed downtown visitors. •

As seen with regard to event visitation above, visitors to the Clematis District are least likely to say they have ever visited any of the specific arts and cultural venues asked about. (the exception is Dramaworks).

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Summary of Findings CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VISIT Most downtown WPB visitors continue to arrive by car (70%) – although that is down from two years ago when 87% of downtown visitors arrived by car. As compared to 2013, more visitors are arriving by bus (9% this year vs. 2%) or arriving by paid car service (taxi/Uber) (7% this year vs. 0%). Visitors are taking longer to arrive downtown than they did in the past (21.2 minutes this year on average, vs. 18.8 minutes in 2013 and 16.7 minutes reported in 2012). •

Visitors to CityPlace reported the longest average travel times (29.9 minutes) – compared to 20.3 minutes among Clematis District visitors and 19.6 minutes among Special Event visitors.

On average, visitors are spending 2.4 hours on average downtown. •

Visitors to CityPlace tend to spend the longest time in the area (3.0 hours) while Clematis District visitors tend to stay the shortest time (1.2 hours).

On average, downtown visitors are spending $66.20 while there. •

Visitors to CityPlace continue to report spending significantly more ($77.70 per visit on average) than visitors to the Clematis District ($71.60) or Special Events ($61.60).

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Summary of Findings IMAGE - DESCRIPTORS When asked to describe downtown West Palm Beach, visitors tend to be very positive, using words such as “paradise”, “alive”, and “beautiful”. Many visitors specifically mention the improvement they’ve seen in the downtown area as compared to the past. While few residents describe downtown West Palm Beach in negative terms, those who do comment on the crowds.

IMAGE – STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES When asked specifically to provide the area’s strong points, the downtown visitors most frequently mention the atmosphere (66%). Other frequently mentioned strong points include the scenery (38%), restaurants (31%) and events (28%). When asked specifically to provide the area’s weak points, the most frequently mentioned topics center on parking – specifically parking is a hassle (46%) and parking is too expensive (27%).

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Summary of Findings

RATINGS OF DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH When it comes to ratings of downtown West Palm Beach, downtown visitors were most likely to rate the area highly in terms of atmosphere, cleanliness, and quality of shopping establishments in 2015 (64%, 57%, and 54% respectively). All parking related attributes continue to garner the fewest positive ratings, with parking fees on special event days being rated the lowest (14%). Perceptions have declined since two years ago with regard to safety, parking, special events, entertainment, restaurant and shopping choices, accessibility, and ease of finding your way around. ďƒź Most of these declines are among Special Event Visitors and, to a lesser degree, Clematis District visitors. Perceptions among CityPlace visitors have generally improved. When it comes to demographics, those with children are rating the downtown area significantly lower when it comes to special events (39% vs. 53% among those without children) and quality of restaurants (29% vs. 48% among those without children).

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Summary of Findings FUTURE VISITATION

At 60% (rated 9 or 10 on a 1-10 likelihood scale), likelihood to visit downtown West Palm Beach again in the future remains relatively high – however it is down from prior years (78% in 2013, 80% in 2012). This decrease may be due to increased first-time visitation seen this year; some of these visitors may have come for a specific activity such as a special event and are unlikely to revisit it. This year, CityPlace visitors are the most likely to say they are highly likely to visit again in the future (92% compared to 58% for Special Event visitors and 45% for Clematis District visitors).  In fact, likelihood of future visitation has actually increased significantly among CityPlace visitors compared to the past (92% likely vs. 71% in 2013). However, likelihood to visit in the future has declined among Special Events visitors (58% likely vs. 77% in 2013) and Clematis District visitors (45% likely vs. 82% in 2013).

When asked what would encourage future visitation, it’s clear that visitors want more events; more events (26%), more free events (25%), more family events (21%), and free parking (22%) were most frequently cited. LIKELIHOOD TO VISIT FOR ARTS AND CULTURE Similar to 2013, about one-half of area residents indicated that they are likely to visit downtown West Palm Beach for arts and cultural activities in the next year. Likelihood to visit for arts and cultural activities is highest among visitors to CityPlace (63%).

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Summary of Findings SUGGESTIONS – ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS As of 2015, we asked downtown visitors to give us examples of Arts and Cultural Events taking place elsewhere, that they would enjoy if they were happening in Downtown WPB. Events that were frequently mentioned include Art Festivals/Art shows, Food Festivals (Delray Seafood Festival, Feast of Italy, etc.), and Latin Cultural Events (Dia Del Muerto, etc.) When asked what would be important additions to the downtown area, art galleries and casual dining were mentioned most often (by 24% and 23%, respectively, of visitors). ďƒź CityPlace visitors also want antique stores, and a book and/or music store.

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Summary of Findings LIFESTYLE - FAVORITE LOCATION CityPlace continues to be cited most often as a favorite area for shopping, dining, and entertainment (cited as a favorite by 33% of downtown visitors). Other locations of note include Clematis Street and The Mall at Wellington Green, cited by 13% and 10% as favorites (respectively). •

The number of residents citing CityPlace as a favorite destination has increased significantly among downtown visitors compared to two years ago (from 24% in 2013 to 33%).

CityPlace is much more likely to be cited as a favorite destination among those single/unmarried (41% vs. 29% among those married) and among those without children (37% vs. 25% among those with children).

The Palm Beach Outlets were also mentioned by a sizeable segment of downtown visitors as a favorite location, and it’s close proximity may be cannibalizing downtown visitation slightly.

This year we also asked respondents to tell us what makes that location their favorite one. •

City Place is praised mostly for having “everything in the same place”, offering a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment in an upscale atmosphere.

Reasons to favor Atlantic Avenue include the busy atmosphere and many places to dine and sightsee.

As for Clematis Street, the fountains are a huge draw, as well as window shopping and dining.

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Summary of Findings LIFESTYLE – TOTAL MENTIONS OF LOCATIONS FREQUENTED When it comes to area locations offering a variety of activities (e.g. shopping, dining, arts, culture, and entertainment), CityPlace continues to be the area location that’s most frequently visited by downtown visitors (56%). Clematis Street, the Gardens Mall, downtown Lake Worth, and the Mall at Wellington Green are also mentioned frequently (30%, 29%, 24%, and 24%, respectively). •

Mentions of downtown Lake Worth have increased significantly - from 9% in 2013.

The Mall at Wellington Green is the only area mentioned significantly more so by those with children at home than those without (33% vs. 20%) – presumably due to the playground.

LIFESTYLE – NORTHWOOD VILLAGE VISITATION Just about one-quarter of downtown visitors have visited Northwood Village (28%) •

Visitation is highest among residents age 65 and over (44%) and is much higher among those without children in household (33% vs. 13% among those with children).

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Summary of Findings SOURCES OF NEWS/INFORMATION

Newspapers are cited most frequently among downtown visitors as a source of news and information about local events, shopping, dining, and entertainment (41%.) • Mentions of TV and the Internet as sources are down compared to 2013 (from 37% to 21% for TV; from 37% to 16% for internet). Social Media is a rising source of information, with 16% of residents mentioning it in 2015. That’s twice the number of mentions as compared to 2013. • Social Media is more likely to be cited by those under the age of 35 (26%) and those with children at home (26%). RESIDENCY Two-thirds of surveyed downtown visitors were year round Palm Beach County residents (68%); 20% were seasonal residents and 9% were non-resident visitors. • The number of visitors reporting to be seasonal residents has increased significantly compared to two years ago (20% vs. 8% in 2013).

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Visitation

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First Time Visitation to West Palm Beach Total 2015 First time visitors, 13%

Repeat visitors, 87%

There were significantly more first-time visitors in 2015 than in 2013 (4%).

n=271

44% Live/Work in downtown WPB

46%C

53% 45%

41%

45% 29%

12%

Special Events (A) (n=175)

First Time

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17%

11%

CityPlace (B) (n=38)

Repeat

Clematis District (C) (n=58)

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Visitation Frequency and History Among Repeat Attenders who do not live or work downtown

When was the last time you visited downtown West Palm Beach? (Among repeat visitors who do not live/work downtown) 33% 28% 21%

Past week

Past month

Visitation History

Past 3 months

7%

8%

Past year

Longer ago than that

Total 2015 n= 114

3%

Special Events n=80 (A)

CityPlace n=17* (B)

Don't Recall

Clematis District n=17* (C)

How many times would you say you have visited downtown West Palm beach in the past year? (among those who have visited in the past year but do not live/work in downtown West Palm Beach) Average number of visits

16.0

12.1

11.5

42.5

28% 31% 24% 8% 8% 4%

29% 47% 12% 6% 6% 0%

29% 24%A 18% 6% 24% 0%

When was the last time you came to downtown West Palm Beach? (among those who have visited and do not /work/live) Past week Past month Past 3 months Past year Longer ago than past year Don’t recall

28% 33% 21% 7% 8% 3%

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Main Reasons for Visiting the Downtown Area Excluding Data Collected at Special Events

What is your MAIN reason for visiting the downtown area today? (Top Mentions)

40%

19%

2015 n= 96

16% 12% 9% 2% Events

Events

2015 Top Mentions Tree Lighting at City Place = 16% Greenmarket = 12%

Dining

Municipal/Community

Shopping

Art & Entertainment

Dining

Municipal/ Community

Shopping

Entertainment

Starbucks = 6% Panera Bread = 3%

Clematis = 4% Mandel Library = 2% Waterfront = 2%

Macy’s = 8%

Muvico = 1%

Bars/Nightclubs

Other locations

Work

SPECIAL EVENT VISITORS: • 100% of Greenmarket visitors stated that their primary reason for the visit was for the Greenmarket. (n=22) • 91% of tree lighting visitors stated that their primary reason for the visit was for the tree lighting. (n=32) • 58% of Harmony visitors stated that their primary reason for the visit was for Harmony. (n=62) • 24% of Screen on the Green visitors stated that their primary reason for the visit was for the Screen on the Green. (n=29)

The number of people visiting downtown for the dining has increased compared to 2013

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Reasons for Visiting the Downtown Area Total Places - have visited/will visit today in the downtown area (Top Mentions)

67% 55%

2015 n= 271

33% 21%

16%

12% 4%

Events

2015 Top Mentions

Dining

Shopping

Municipal/Community

Bars/Nightclubs

Arts & Entertainment

Events

Dining

Shopping

Entertainment

Tree Lighting = 26% Greenmarket = 19%

Duffy’s = 19% Panera Bread = 11%

Macy’s = 26%

Muvico = 4% Norton Museum = 4%

Other locations

7%

Work

More people are incorporating dining into their visit downtown than in 2013 Multiple Responses Accepted

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Reasons for Visiting the Downtown Area Excluding Data Collected at Special Events

Total Places - have visited/will visit today in the downtown area (Top Mentions)

57%

42%

42%

21%

2015 n= 96

19% 14%

Dining

2015 Top Mentions

Events

Shopping

Municipal/Community

Bars/Nightclubs

9%

7%

Art & Entertainment

Other locations

Dining

Events

Shopping

Municipal/ Community

Bars/ Nightclubs

Arts & Entertainment

Duffy’s = 19% Starbucks = 17% Panera Bread = 10%

Tree Lighting at CityPlace= 18% Greenmarket= 15%

Macy’s = 32%

Clematis = 8% CityPlace = 6% Mandel Library = 5%

World of Beer = 13%

Muvico = 5%

Work

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Reasons for Ever Visiting the Downtown Area Places EVER visited in the downtown area (Top Mentions)

85% 75%

47%

45%

43%

2015 n= 271 11%

Events

2015 Top Mentions

Dining

Art & Entertainment

Shopping

Municipal/Community

Events

Dining

Shopping

Entertainment

Greenmarket = 42% Sunday on the Waterfront (inc. ballet/Harmony) = 29% Tree Lighting = 28%

Starbucks = 25% Duffy’s = 20%

Macy’s = 36%

Muvico = 26% Kravis Center = 18%

Bars/Nightclubs

6%

7%

Other locations

Work

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Awareness of Specific Events (Aided)

Total 2015 n=271

Special Events n=175 (A)

CityPlace n=38 (B)

Clematis District n=58 (C)

Greenmarket

61%

61%

76%C

53%

Tree Lighting at City Place

54%

50%

84%AC

47%

Clematis by Night/Concert

51%

49%

74%AC

43%

Sunday on the waterfront

47%

49%

50%

36%

Seafood Festival

37%

33%

53%A

38%

Art after Dark at Norton Museum

31%

29%

50%AC

22%

Family Fun Fest at City Place

2%

3%

0%

0%

None of the above

13%

11%

8%

19%

Awareness of Specific Events (Prompted) Which of these events have you ever heard of?

New question in 2015 (QN1)

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Visitation of Specific Events (Aided) Which of these events have you ever attended? Would you attend again in the future, given the opportunity? (Among those who have ever visited/work/live)

Attended 50%

48% 39%

35%

34%

31%

31%

Would attend again

29% 17%

Greenmarket

Clematis by Night/Concert

Tree Lighting at City Place

Sunday on the waterfront

14%

14%

Seafood Festival

11%

Art after Dark at Norton Museum n=271

Top Reasons cited for NOT attending again Greenmarket

“Too rowdy”

Tree Lighting at CityPlace

“Too crowded”

Clematis by Night

“Too crowded/too rowdy”

Sunday on the Waterfront

“Too hot”

Seafood Festival

“It costs too much” “Parking is a hassle” “Food was bad/expensive”

New question in 2015 (QN1)

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2015 By Venue

Special Events n=175 (A)

CityPlace n=38 (B)

Clematis District n=58 (C)

Which of these events have you ever attended? Greenmarket Clematis by Night/Concert Tree Lighting at City Place Sunday on the waterfront Seafood Festival Art after Dark at Norton Museum Would you attend again?

54%C 39% 38% 40%BC 16% 17%C

53% 53%C 29% 21% 13% 13%

36% 29% 24% 10% 22% 3%

Greenmarket Clematis by Night/Concert Tree Lighting at City Place Sunday on the waterfront Seafood Festival Art after Dark at Norton Museum

54%C 37% 35%C 39%BC 14% 15%C

42% 42% 26% 16% 5% 11%C

33% 26% 21% 7% 19% 0%

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Visitation of Arts and Cultural Venues (aided)

2015 Analysis By Venue

Arts and Cultural Venues Visited (Prompted) Among those who have ever visited

2015 n= 271

Special Events n=175 (A)

CityPlace n=38 (B)

Clematis District n=58 (C)

And which of the following arts and cultural venues have you ever visited in downtown West Palm Beach, if any? Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Norton Museum of Art Palm Beach Drama Works Harriet Himmler Theater Palm Beach Photographic Center Other

52% 37% 23% 19%

53% 40% 22% 22%C

63% 34% 26% 18%

43% 28% 26% 9%

9% 2%

12%C 1%

8% 5%

2% 2%

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

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Characteristics of the Visit

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Characteristics of Visit Methods of Travel to Downtown Area 70%

9% Car

9%

Walk

Bus

7%

3%

1%

0%

2%

Paid Car Service (Taxi/Uber)

Tri-rail

Bicycle

Motorcycle/ Scooter

Other 2015 n=271

Characteristics of the Visit

2015 Total n=271

Special Event n=175 (A)

City Place n=38 (B)

Clematis District n=58 (C)

19.6 min

29.9 min AC

20.3 min

How long did it take you to get here today? 21.2 min

Average

Approximately how much time in total do you plan on spending here today? Average

2.4 hrs

2.6 hrs C

3.0 hrs C

1.2 hrs

About how much, in total, will your party have spent in the downtown West Palm Beach area during this visit? Average

$66.20

$61.60

$77.70

People are taking longer to arrive downtown than they did in the past (21.2 minutes this year, vs. 18.8 minutes in 2013 and 16.7 minutes reported in 2012).

$71.60

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Travel Time 2015 Residency and Average Travel Time of Visitors by Zip Code (Top Mentions)

33407 6% WPB, RB 33409 6% WPB

22.1 min

33415 9% WPB 33411 6% WPB, Haverhill

17.7 min 20.7 min Downtown WPB

24.6 min

12.7 min 33401 10%

25.7 min

WPB

17.0 min

33463 4% Lake Worth

33405 4% WPB

WPB = West Palm Beach RB = Riviera Beach

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Image

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Image - Descriptors When you think of downtown West Palm Beach, regardless of whether or not you have ever visited, what thoughts, words and images come to mind ? (Open end question)

The waterfront is beautiful. It's an exciting place to visit, a vibrant area with lots of young people and activities.

Paradise on earth. Love the arts and entertainment.

I love how there's so much color and life

It's crowded at night, it's so alive. It's come along way from 20 years ago when this was a place you didn't want to visit.

We love this area although we're concerned about CityPlace because its becoming a dining place only. There needs to be more diversity.

A lot of good shops and restaurants but not very friendly to youth

Crowded

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City feel but just lovely. I meet a lot of friends here reminds me of Europe a bit. Family oriented place to have dinner and walk around A lot safer than it used to be and cleaner, more suave. It’s a nice walk around area – beautiful, good shopping, food, fun, relaxing and safe

A lot to do

Relaxed environment - you've got everything you need in walking distance - shops, restaurants, entertainment.

A city feel with a small town flavor -- intimacy, shows, coffee -- enjoy.

Improved. Clematis still not great, but CityPlace is someplace for new people to visit with lots of variety.

Chaotic

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Image – Strengths & Weaknesses What would you say are the area’s strong points?

66%

38%

31%

28% 17%

17%

17%

15%

13%

12%

10%

2015 n= 271

What would you say are the area’s weak points?

46% 27%

20%

19% 12%

7%

7%

9% 2%

2015 n= 271

Parking is a particular concern at certain events – Tree Lighting, Greenmarket, and Screen on the Green – as well as in the Clematis District during weekdays. Question format changed from open-ended commentary to a pre-list in 2015, resulting in higher response, but proportionally comparable to prior periods. Multiple responses accepted Radius Global Market Research

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Ratings of Downtown West Palm Beach

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Ratings of Downtown West Palm Beach 2015 Venue Analysis Ratings of Downtown West Palm Beach (Among those answering)

Total 2015 n=varies*

Special Event (A)

City Place (B)

Clematis District (C)

Top 2 Box (rating 9 or 10 on a 10 point scale) Atmosphere

64%

62%

82%AC

60%

Cleanliness

57%

57%

61%

55%

Quality of shopping establishments

54%

50%

66%

55%

Safety during the day

52%

49%

74%AC

45%

Special events

49%

46%

53%

55%

Accessibility (getting to your destination)

46%

45%

61%C

40%

Restaurant choices

45%

43%

50%

45%

Entertainment

44%

42%

45%

50%

Quality of restaurants

42%

37%

53%

52%

Variety of shopping establishments

41%

39%

45%

45%

Ease of finding your way around

40%

35%

66%AC

38%

Safety during the evening/at night

35%

37%

37%

29%

Availability of parking on typical, non-event days

18%

13%

34%A

21%

Parking fees on typical, non-event days Availability of parking on special event days such as for SunFest, Greenmarket, etc.

18%

14%

26%

24%

16%

14%

18%

19%

Parking fees on special event days such as for SunFest, Greenmarket, etc.

14%

10%

21%

22%A

Perceptions have declined since two years ago with regard to safety, parking, special events, entertainment, restaurant and shopping choices, accessibility, and ease of finding your way around. Most of these declines are among Special Event Visitors and, to a lesser degree, Clematis District visitors. Perceptions among CityPlace visitors have generally improved. *Base varies by question. March 2016

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

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Future Visitation

March 2016

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38


Likelihood to Visit in the Future How likely are you to visit downtown West Palm Beach again in the future?

92%AC

60%

58% 45%

TOTAL

Special Event (A)

CityPlace (B)

Clematis District (C )

2015 n=271

Likelihood to visit in the future has decreased among Special Event and Clematis District visitors, but has increased among CityPlace visitors.

Top 2 Box Score

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

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Motivators to Visitation What would encourage you to visit downtown West Palm Beach more often? 26%

25% 22%

21%

20% 16% 11%

11% 6%

More events in general

More free events

Free parking More kids/family More events open/outdoor events

More stores

More parking spaces

More entertainment venues in general

5%

More restaurants

3% Children's entertainment venues

5%

Other

Nothing/Don't know

2015 n= 271

2015 Venue Analysis

Motivators to Visitation (unaided)

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

What would encourage you to visit downtown West Palm Beach more often? More events in general More free events Free parking More kids/family events More open/outdoor events More stores More parking spaces More entertainment venues in general More restaurants Children's entertainment venues Other Nothing/Don't know

30%C 29% 26%C 21% 19% 10% 13%C 6% 5% 3% 5% 9%

24% 16% 18% 24% 8% 8% 11% 11% 8% 3% 8% 34%A

12% 17% 12% 21% 10% 14% 3% 2% 3% 2% 2% 45%A

Special Event visitors want more events (free and paid) and free parking

Question format changed from open-ended commentary to a pre-list in 2015, resulting in higher response, but proportionally comparable to prior periods. Multiple responses accepted Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

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Likelihood to Visit for Arts and Culture How likely are you to visit downtown West Palm Beach in the next year for arts and cultural activities such as those at the Kravis Center, Palm Beach Dramaworks, etc.? (Top 2 Box score – 9 or 10 out of 10)

63% 51%

51% 43%

TOTAL

Special Event (A)

CityPlace (B)

Clematis District (C )

2015 n=271

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence between years and sectors (ABC)

March 2016

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41


Additional Offerings

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

42


Suggestions for Arts and Cultural Events Think of arts and cultural events or activities held in another city, downtown district‌and tell me which ones you would consider attending if held in downtown WPB? (Open end question)

Delray Seafood Festival

need more NY type theater shows

Feast of Italy Pirate Fest

Latin Cultural Events Reggae Festival

Art festival / More art events/shows

Sidewalk Art Sales

The Day of the Death -- a Mexican celebration PrideFest

March 2016

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43


Suggestions - Additional Offerings Which of the following would be important additions to the downtown West Palm Beach area? (Prompted - Top 10 Mentions) 24%

23% 15%

Art galleries

Casual dining

Antique stores

15%

11%

Books and/or music store

Coffee shop/Café

9%

8%

8%

6%

6%

Children's clothing

Bars and/or night clubs

Fine dining

Fast food dining

Big Box/Mass Market Retailer (e.g. Target, WalMart, etc.)

2015 Venue Analysis

CityPlace visitors want antique stores and a book and/or music store

Suggestions – Additional Offerings

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

Art galleries Casual dining Antique stores Books and/or music store Coffee shop/Cafe Children’s clothing Bars and/or night clubs Fine dining Fast food dining Big Box/Mass Market Retailer (e.g. Target, WalMart, etc.)

26% 26% 14% 13% 12% 9% 8% 7% 6%

29% 21% 29%AC 26%A 11% 3% 11% 13% 8%

16% 17% 9% 14% 10% 14% 7% 7% 7%

7%

3%

3%

Question changed to a READ LIST from a DO NOT READ LIST in 2015. Multiple responses accepted

March 2016

2015 n=271

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

Radius Global Market Research

44


Lifestyle

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

45


Lifestyle – Favorite Area

2015 Venue Analysis Favorite Shopping/ Dining/ Entertainment Areas

Total 2015 n=271

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

What is your favorite shopping area, or location that offers a variety such as shopping, dining, and entertainment? (first mention- unaided) CityPlace

33%

32%

50%AC

Clematis Street

13%

17%B

3%

26% 10%

The Mall at Wellington Green

10%

11%B

0%

12%B

The Gardens Mall

7%

6%

5%

10%

Downtown Lake Worth

6%

5%

5%

9%

The Boynton Beach Mall

3%

1%

0%

9%A

Boca Town Center

3%

3%

3%

2%

Atlantic Avenue Downtown at the Gardens

3% 3%

3% 3%

5% 3%

0% 5%

Worth Avenue

2%

2%

0%

5%

Harborside Place (Jupiter)

2%

3%

0%

0%

Other, incl. Palm Beach Outlet

14%

13%

26%A

12%

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

46


Lifestyle – Favorite Area Why do you consider this location to be your favorite? (Open end question)

CityPlace

“It has a lot of nice restaurants” “They have a lot of nice restaurants and entertainment. ”

“CityPlace has a lot of things to do and places to eat at ”

“Very open and clean”

“you can do a number of things in one visit ” “I go for the restaurants and movies”

“they offer so many different things to do ” “upscale” March 2016

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47


Lifestyle – Favorite Area Why do you consider this location to be your favorite? (Open end question)

Atlantic Avenue (Delray)

“Atlantic Avenue is always busy and alive!”

“I love to shop and site see there ” “Because it's so busy with so many things to see and places to eat”

“like to take grandkids to the fountain ”

Clematis Street

“I can go to eat and get wet ” “the walk and look through the different stores ” “You see so many interesting people. It's a nice place for dining and entertainment.” March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

48


Lifestyle – Areas - Total Mentions 2015 Venue Analysis Frequent Shopping/ Dining/ Entertainment Areas

Total 2015 n=271

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

What is your favorite shopping area, or location that offers a variety such as shopping, dining, and entertainment? (unaided) What other areas or locations do you frequent that offer a variety such as shopping, dining, and entertainment? (unaided) CityPlace

56%

58%

68%C

43%

Clematis Street

30%

35%C

24%

19%

The Gardens Mall

29%

29%

29%

31%

Downtown Lake Worth

24%

23%

26%

26%

The Mall at Wellington Green

24%

25%

16%

28%

Worth Avenue

12%

13%

11%

10%

The Boynton Beach Mall

12%

11%

8%

17%

Boca Town Center

10%

11%

13%

3%

Atlantic Avenue

9%

10%C

13%C

2%

Downtown at the Gardens

9%

10%

8%

9%

Harborside Place (Jupiter) Other, incl. Palm Beach Outlet

6%

7%

3%

2%

28%

18%

58%A

38%A

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

CityPlace continues to be a top destination

March 2016

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Lifestyle –Northwood Village Visitation Have you ever visited Northwood Village? (% of Yes)

34%

28% 21% 16%

TOTAL

Special Event (A)

CityPlace (B)

Clematis District (C )

2015 Base: n= 145 (introduced after survey started)

New question in 2015

March 2016

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

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50


Lifestyle – Local Information Sources

2015 Venue Analysis Sources of Local News and Information (Top Mentions)

Total 2015 n=271

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

What sources do you use for local news and information and for information about local events, shopping, dining, and entertainment? (unaided) Television

21%

23%C

32%C

10%

Newspaper (Net)

41%

45%

29%

36%

The Palm Beach Post

34%

37%

24%

33%

Sun Sentinel

9%

10%

5%

7%

Internet

16%

11%

32%A

17%

Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

16%

14%

21%

21%

Radio

9%

7%

11%

12%

Other, incl. Family/friends/word of mouth

20%

20%

18%

21%

61%

63%

61%

57%

Social Media Usage % Use Social Media

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC) Multiple Responses Accepted

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

51


Residency

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

52


Residency

2015

9%

Year round resident

68%

Seasonal resident Not a resident of Palm Beach County

There were fewer seasonal residents and non-residents in prior years

20%

2015 Venue Analysis

Palm Beach County Residency

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

Year round resident

63%

74%

76%

Seasonal resident

24%

11%

14%

Not a resident of Palm Beach County

8%

16%

7%

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

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Residency

Zip Code of Residence (Top Mentions)

2015 n=271

West Palm Beach

53%

Lake Worth/Greenacres

7%

Delray Beach

4%

Jupiter

4%

Palm Beach Gardens

3%

Boynton Beach

3%

Wellington

2%

Boca Raton

2%

March 2016

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54


Demographics

March 2016

Radius Global Market Research

55


Demographics 2015 Venue Analysis Demographics

Total 2015 n=271

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

Gender Male

35%

29%

45%

48%A

Female

65%

71%C

55%

52%

Own

55%

55%

58%

52%

Rent

35%

34%

32%

43%

Refused/No response

10%

12%

11%

5%

17%

18%

11%

16%

White

68%

67%

71%

69%

Black

16%

18%

11%

14%

Mixed

8%

7%

11%

9%

Native American/Alaskan Native

0.4%

1%

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0.4%

1%

0%

0%

Other

3%

2%

5%

2%

Don’t know/Refused

5%

5%

3%

7%

46 years

47 years

49 years

42 years

Home Ownership Status

Ethnicity Hispanic (%yes)

Age Average

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

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56


Demographics 2015 Venue Analysis Demographics

Total 2015 n=271

Special Event (n=175) (A)

City Place (n=38) (B)

Clematis District (n=58) (C)

Marital Status Single

30%

31%

21%

33%

Married

51%

49%

68%BD

47%

Living with partner

9%

10%

3%

10%

Separated/divorced

4%

4%

5%

3%

Widowed

3%

3%

3%

2%

Refused/No response

3%

3%

0%

5%

69%

68%

71%

69%

Number of Children in Household

None 1

6%

7%

5%

2%

2

17%

15%

11%

26%

3+

7%

7%

13%

3%

2%

2%

0%

0%

158

102

22

34

$57.8 K

$58.2 K

$69.1 K

$49.3 K

Refused/No response

Household Income (among those answering) Those answering (base) Average

Significance Testing at 95% Level of Confidence Between the Columns (ABC)

March 2016

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