The State College Borough released a survey to hear business owners' thoughts on what approaches would best enable social distancing as the area reopens, according to a Tuesday press release.
The six-question survey, created by the borough and the Downtown State College Improvement District, asks merchants to voice what options would best allow their businesses to operate in various ways.
The State College Borough Council held its second-ever virtual meeting on Monday night.
According to the survey, the borough is considering the following approaches:
Temporarily converting select on-street parking spots into spaces for commercial use
Converting streets running north-to-south to "one-way pairs" and removing one of the travel lanes
Reducing parking on one side of College and Beaver avenues to "expand opportunities for commerce"
Using space "immediately adjacent and off the curb" near parking decks downtown for loading and unloading business deliveries, parking, pick-up and drop-off areas, conducting business and creating space for pedestrians and bicyclists
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Merchants are also asked to identify their type of business and offer their own ideas for how to "physically improve commerce and social distancing downtown."
The survey is anonymous — unless merchants choose to identify themselves and or their business — and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 8.