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June 4, 2014

Survey asks public’s views of New Castle

NEW CASTLE — If you have an opinion on what’s right or wrong about New Castle, here’s your chance to express it.

As part of the Blueprint Communities Initiative, the city is inviting anyone who lives, works, shops, visits or owns property in New Castle to share their views about the city through an online survey.

The survey can be accessed at www.padowntown.org/pdc-testing/perceptions.

New Castle was selected last month to participate in the initiative by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and the Penn State Cooperative Extension Service.

The aim of the program is to develop a plan to revitalize areas and attract investment in the city.

Matt Staniszewski, community and economic development director, said the purpose of the survey is to get “a better idea of how people feel about common attributes that contribute to a ‘sense of place’ and quality of life within the city.”

The deadline to participate is June 27.

Anyone who needs assistance in completing the survey or has questions can contact Staniszewski at (724) 656-3540.

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