Survey began at St Richards Episcopal Church and extended approximately ten

Survey began at st richards episcopal church and

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Survey began at “St. Richards Episcopal Church” and extended approximately ten blocks in each direction. Roadways, golf course, and water define the boundaries of my surveyed area. This part of town is known as “Winter Park”. A sign featuring a peacock and the slogan “Every Day Exceptional” stands at boundary line. Winter Park contains two zip-codes within its boundaries, surveyed area is 32792. Housing and Zoning What is the age of the houses? Describe type of construction material, appearance, and general condition. Do you see single family housing? Multi-family housing ? Most of the houses and apartments are made of block or brick, older homes built in 1970’s. Some newer “modern” homes are scattered throughout featuring wooden or vinyl siding, as well as larger windows 3
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than older homes. Homes situated around “Temple Dr.” and “N. Lakemont” ranged from small single-family homes to large mansions, all of which seemed to have meticulously manicured lawns. Housing near the intersection of “Semoran Blvd.” and “Howell Branch Rd.” consisted of densely populated multi-family apartment buildings. The apartment building north of “Howell Branch Rd.” appeared to house lower income families as more individuals were seen outside throughout the day. Roadways and walkways throughout area contained piles of yard debris, presumably from recent hurricane. Common Meeting Places Where do people in the neighborhood hang out? Who hangs out there and what hours of the day ? Shopping centers are found throughout the north and east portions of the surveyed area. The intersection of “Semoran Blvd.” and “Howell Branch Rd.” contained thriving shopping centers at all four corners. This intersection appears to have consistent traffic throughout from 9am to 7pm. The population in this area consists of 20-40 year old’s. Single and young families are what is primarily seen, believed to be due to colleges located 20 minutes in each direction. The day time is always moving and filled with traffic, at night the area becomes surprisingly quiet. The two bars seen in the area were closed and appeared vacant as they had no interior furnishings. No other after-hours businesses seen. ● Indicators of Growth or Decline Is this a “thriving” community or does it look “run down?” Is there new or ongoing construction? Businesses and Industries coming to the area? Are buildings, roadways, and public areas clean and well- kept. Do you see dirt, trash, or graffiti ? 4
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I consider the area to be “thriving” due to the amount of traffic generated throughout the day. Aside from the apartment building in the north and homes located west of “Semoran Blvd.”, the area appears to be clean and tidy. No new construction seen in surveyed area. Roadways are clean, but walkways are littered with post-hurricane debris (trees, large branches, etc.). Graffiti seen on side of shopping plaza building near “Lake Howell Rd.”; plaza also contained multiple vacant store parcels. No
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