As a key component in the placemaking process, the Atlas team solicited public feedback from community members through online surveys, virtual visioning sessions, and stakeholder interviews.
The goal of these input sessions was to identify unique local assets and how they could be capitalized, provide insight on local challenges, and give feedback on the types of projects and amenities desired in town.
Some of the key findings included a clear pride in the rich and important local history, truly unique amenities, and recreational opportunities, all of which draw local tourism. The top challenges identified were lack of community pride, little sense of self, a rundown feeling exacerbated by blight and vacant storefronts, and a sense that the city is stuck in the past and not looking to the future.
The input sessions further dug into a series of questions such as ‘what’s missing?’ and more more specific to what residents would like to see regarding downtown, public art, housing, branding and identity.
Key Findings – What’s Missing?
- Lack of vision/direction
- Arts & cultural amenities and events
- Entertainment options
- Dining options /coffee
- Downtown, 2nd story living
- Modern updated rentals
- Short term lodging
Informed by input from the visioning in phase I, qualitative and quantitative research, interviews, and guidance from the Steering Committee, the Atlas team identified the following place specific goals and desired outcomes for the Titusville placemaking projects.
- Create a vision/public buy-in
- Increase sense of pride
- Build community/unity
- Expand tourism strategy
- Housing options
Check out the full visioning results
The complete visioning results are password protected and available here.