SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee (SPDRC) has launched a visual preference survey to gather input from the community on architectural themes preferred for downtown. The survey offers six different conceptual architectural design options submitted by SPDRC members and Harbor Consultants, the Township’s consulting planner. Participants are asked to select their preferred theme.  

The visual preference survey will be available from June 4, to June 18, 2018 until 4:00 p.m. Click here for the online survey.  Also visit the Township’s Facebook page or Twitter page. A poster version of the survey is located at the Scotch Plains Library 1927 Bartle Ave.), where participants can select their preference in-person. The poster version  will also be available to the public at the June 13 SPDRC meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.)

“Since day one, the SPDRC has made inclusiveness and community involvement part of its mission,” said Mayor Al Smith, the Redevelopment Committee chair. “I encourage all residents, business, and property owners to take this survey to help us determine which architectural themes should be incorporated in our downtown redevelopment plan.”  

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The images in the survey are both conceptual and generic as they provide visual/graphic representations of conceptual designs and may depict elements of other communities. While many of the examples differ in the height and size of the buildings depicted, the images are not intended to assess these characteristics. The SPDRC is only seeking preference on architectural styles.  

The online version is set to only allow one submission per IP address. The committee asks that those filling out the poster version of the survey adhere to the honor system and take the survey only once. For more information on the downtown redevelopment, visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.