Needs Assessment

The West Grand Boulevard Collaborative includes, Residents, and Institutions residing and doing business on the West Grand Boulevard corridor the John C. Lodge Expressway and and Grand River Avenue.  Members of the Collaborative recognize the need for communication, collaboration, and coorperation with all who share our objectives.  The Collaborative is committed to creating and sustaining a unified community committed to improving the corridor’s level of security economic viability, and aesthetic appeal.

1. SAFETY

Beggers/Panhandlers
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Street Lighting
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Police/Security Coverage
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Breaking and Enterings
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Auto Break-ins/Thefts
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Drug/Gang Activities
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Robberies
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Purse Snatchings
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Vandalism
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Traffic Enforcement
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

CB Patrols
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Other:

2. ECONOMIC VIABILITY

Public Transportation Along Corridor/Shuttle
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Vacant Building Demolition
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Attract Additional Businesses
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Attract Additional Cultural
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Option of Extended Business Hours
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Other:

3. BEAUTIFICATION

Street lighting
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Maintenance of grounds in Island
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Maintenance of grounds/Sidewalks in Front of Properties
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Additional Trash Receptacles
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Trash Pick-up
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

M.L. King Park
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Traffic Design Improvements
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Street/Sidewalk Maintenance
 Essential Very Important Important Not Important

Other:

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

I represent:  Local Business Residence Area Organization

Name:

Business/Organization Name:

Address:

Phone Number:

Fax Number:

E-mail Address:

I am interested in learning more about the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative:  Yes No
I am interested in attending Collaborative meetings (held the 3rd Thursday of each month, 2:30 PM at area locations):  Yes No

What do you think is our community's greatest strength?

What do you think is our community's greatest weakness/deficit?

Additional Comments:

To speak with Mildred Robbins, Acting President of West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, call (313) 870-9244