Overall Survey Results:


Overton Square Survey


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The Memphis Regional Design Center (MRDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the vitality and economic stability of the Memphis Region by promoting excellence in urban design and planning.The MRDC is interested in your opinion about the future of Overton Square in Midtown Memphis.  Despite efforts by several parties, little is known about what the future developers of Overton Square plan to do with the property.  Please take a few moments to fill out the following survey, sharing your thoughts about Overton Square's future.  Your answers will be shared with other stakeholders, the current property owners and the future developers.
1Please enter the information indicated below.  Your email address and postal code are not required to take the survey, however we would appreciate being able to contact you with further information about the future of Overton Square.
 
AnswerNumber of
Responses
Email Address 238
Postal Code 253

   
2Do you live, work, shop or play in Midtown Memphis?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
276 95.5%
No
   
10 3.4%
No Responses
   
31.0%
 Totals289100%
3What should happen to the existing buildings on the south side of Madison Avenue?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Tear them down
   
19 6.5%
Preserve them
   
74 25.6%
Save the facades and build new buildings behind them
   
41 14.1%
Combination of preserving and demolishing the buildings
   
129 44.6%
Other
   
24 8.3%
No Responses
   
2<1%
 Totals289100%
4When Overton Square was thriving, what were your favorite businesses in the area?
 
 Number of
Responses
  248
5What are your favorite businesses in Overton Square today?
 
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Memphis Pizza Cafe
   
195 67.7%
Golden India
   
87 30.2%
Bayou Bar & Grill
   
120 41.6%
Le Chardonnay
   
103 35.7%
Paulette's
   
144 50.0%
Bosco's Squared
   
222 77.0%
Yosemite Sam's
   
26 9.0%
Bogie's Deli
   
89 30.9%
Malco Studio on the Square
   
235 81.5%
Dabbles
   
48 16.6%
Playhouse on the Square
   
181 62.8%
Theatreworks
   
97 33.6%
Magnolia Room
   
18 6.2%
Sidestreet Bar & Grill
   
70 24.3%
Mr. Lincoln's Costume Shoppe
   
68 23.6%
Maggie's Pharm
   
93 32.2%
Lenny's Sub Shop
   
66 22.9%
Kwik Shop
   
38 13.1%
Bari Ristorante
   
94 32.6%
Iris Restaurant
   
90 31.2%
Other
   
15 5.2%
 Totals288100%

6What qualities do you see or would you like to see at Overton Square that would make you want to visit it and spend your money and time there?
 
 Number of
Responses
  256
7Is it important that it be easy to ride your bike to Overton Square? (ie bike lanes on Madison/Cooper, places to park your bike)
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
221 76.4%
No
   
60 20.7%
No Responses
   
82.7%
 Totals289100%

8What types of businesses would you like to see in Overton Square that do not exist today?
 
 Number of
Responses
  234
9Would you like to see a grocery store in Overton Square?
 
Answer
0%100%
Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
199 68.8%
No
   
78 26.9%
No Responses
   
124.1%
 Totals289100%
10If a grocery store was added to Overton Square, what type of store would you like to see?
 
 Number of
Responses
  263
11Is there currently enough parking in Overton Square to serve the existing businesses?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
251 86.8%
No
   
30 10.3%
No Responses
   
82.7%
 Totals289100%
12Would you like to see a parking garage built to serve the customers of Overton Square?
 
Answer
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Number of
Responses
Response
Ratio
Yes
   
86 29.7%
No
   
185 64.0%
No Responses
   
186.2%
 Totals289100%