While surveying residents about quality of life and public services, Dublin also used the 2015 National Citizen Survey to get public opinion about the Bridge Street District.

While surveying residents about quality of life and public services, Dublin also used the 2015 National Citizen Survey to get public opinion about the Bridge Street District.

Ongoing since 2009, the Bridge Street District is a plan that could usher in walkable, urban-scale, mixed-used redevelopment to Dublin's core.

The Bridge Street District encompasses about 6 percent of the city, and one of its first major developments is in the works with Bridge Park that proposes neighborhoods spanning the Scioto River offering apartments, restaurants, shops, office space, a hotel and more.

Eight of the questions on the 2015 National Citizen Survey were on the Bridge Street District and people's approval, familiarity and concerns over the plan.

"Seven out of 10 residents have favorable impressions of the Bridge Street District," said consultant Marty Saperstein of Saperstein and Associates.

"The younger ages are the most excited," Saperstein told Dublin City Council members last week.

According to results from the survey, 28 percent of residents who replied to the survey had a "very favorable" impression about the plan, followed by 56 percent with a "somewhat favorable" view.

Sixteen percent of residents had a "somewhat unfavorable" or "very unfavorable" impression of the Bridge Street District.

The highest ranked benefits of the Bridge Street District were expanded housing, business, retail and shopping opportunities along with improved walkability, traffic flow and access to amenities.

The survey showed people were also excited for more entertainment and activities, a community gathering space and vibrant downtown.

Ten percent, however, said they saw no benefits from the Bridge Street District.

The highest concern when it comes to the Bridge Street District is traffic, with 51 percent of residents surveyed listing that as the chief concern.

Information about the Bridge Street District is also an issue.

Although resident knowledge of the project has increased over the years, Saperstein said, residents also said there is too little information about the Bridge Street District being disseminated.

"Residents who are informed are more likely to view the Bridge Street District favorably," Saperstein said.

Whereas the survey showed residents would like print and web releases as well as mailings and maps, and information on benefits and construction, 13 percent said they don't need any more information.

Saperstein recommended finding more ways to proactively get residents information about the Bridge Street District and City Manager Dana McDaniel said city staff members are looking at survey results and looking at key information points.

"We're getting data out for everyone to understand," he said.

Information about the Bridge Street District is available online at dublinohiousa.gov/planning/ bridge-street-district/.