Larchmont 2021 survey released

| March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments


The Larchmont 2021 group recently released its survey results with plans to present the findings at a community conversation later this month on Thurs., April 14.

The survey, which was developed using SurveyMonkey, asked online participants about topics germane to Larchmont, such as parking, restaurants, dining in the street, serving of alcoholic beverages, trees, sidewalks and trash, to help identify community needs and potential improvements for the Boulevard.

According to its organizers, 1,024 survey results were received, with 881 coming from unique Internet Provider (IP) addresses. The other 141 responses came from duplicate IPs. About 60 percent of the responses identified themselves as living within the ZIP code 90004, and about 15 percent self-indentified as being in the 90020 ZIP code.

Larchmont 2021

The Larchmont 2021 group was commissioned at the March 2021 board meeting of the Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA), which represents the merchants on Larchmont Boulevard from First Street to Melrose Avenue. LBA president John Winther asked LBA board member Patty Lombard to chair the committee. Pandemic-related changes to Larchmont, such as outdoor table installations replacing former metered parking spaces, were in full use at the time, and the LBA concluded that it would be a good moment to generate discussion about possible improvements to the Boulevard. The group conducted three Zoom conversations in an effort to understand the challenges facing Larchmont Boulevard, and a committee-drafted survey was released online. 

Community conversation

Lombard and the other three organizers (John Kaliski, Gary Gilbert and Heather Boylston) have reviewed the survey and have produced five key “takeaways” that will be presented to the community on Thurs., April 14. They include: dining in the street (called by some “parklettes”), sit-down restaurants, alcoholic mixed drinks, trees and trash. Readers may visit for more information and to register for the Zoom presentation.

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