Heritage District



During the course of Fiscal Year 2016, Town staff continued consulting with stakeholders on the results of three consultant studies related to parking, traffic & circulation, and real estate in the Heritage District. To further expand the reach of this engagement effort, during the Mayor’s Ambassador Forum on October 22, 2015, Gilbert launched a community focused web based survey to collect feedback from the broader community regarding the future growth and development of the Heritage District. Residents, stakeholders, and visitors had the option to provide input via internet enabled devices like cell phones, tablets, and computers. In addition, three open community meetings were held in November 2015, December 2015 and January 2016 to provide face-to-face opportunities to engage the community, answer questions about the consultant studies and solicit feedback about the Heritage District.

The 21 question survey included multiple-choice and open-ended questions. In total, Gilbert received over 4,000 responses* from respondents in Maricopa county and beyond, although 90% of responses came from Gilbert residents. The attached report outlines the findings from the survey as well as the responses collected to questions 1, 2, 5, 10, and 14 in a live poll during the Mayor’s Ambassador Forum on October 22, 2015. The 136 responses collected via live polling at the Mayor’s Ambassador Forum have been added to the online responses in the following report.

* The survey format did not limit the number of times an individual could respond but a review of the data did not reveal any identical responses and nearly all of the responses showed a combination of unique answers and demographic information. An abbreviated survey was used during the October 22, 2015 Ambassador Forum to solicit feedback.

Should you have questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone at 480.268.3188 or email at Amanda.Elliott@gilbertaz.gov.

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As the historic, symbolic center of the community, we are all very excited about the revitalization that is shaping the Heritage District. The vibrancy of the area can be seen by residents and visitors alike who frequent the Heritage District and enjoy the entrepreneurial restaurants, retail and arts and culture developments.

As an area of focus within the community, there has always been a long term concerted effort in place to ensure the successful redevelopment of the Heritage District. With continued development, Gilbert remains focused on the areas of real estate, traffic and circulation. Through the public procurement process, Gilbert hired two external consultant to complete studies in these areas. Click here to read more >>

Saint Xaiver University

Saint Xavier University

Students at Saint Xavier University’s Gilbert, Arizona campus enjoy state-of-the-art technology as well as smart classrooms and teaching laboratories in an 87,000-square-foot space, conveniently located in the Gilbert, AZ Heritage District. For more information visit www.sxu.edu/gilbert

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Amanda Elliott
Phone: 480.268.3188
Email: amanda.elliott@gilbertaz.gov