UPDATED: Riverside Station Community Survey – fill out by Monday February 20, 5pm

Due to the tremendous response, we are extending the deadline for submitting a completed survey until Monday at 5:00p.m.

At the January 29th RSNC Community Meeting at the United Parish of Auburndale, The Riverside Station Neighborhood Coalition (RSNC) reviewed a survey questionnaire, intended to capture the sentiments of residents living in Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban. As a result of feedback from participants at the meeting, we have modified the survey. We will be compiling information based on the opinions of those who live in our neighborhoods.

The RSNC had hoped to create this survey online, but we were unable to find a tool that satisfied the requirements of the survey authors. Instead, we have created a simple word processing document for you to update and return. Please visit our website at www.riversidestation.info where you will find a printable version of the survey. The file, RSNC Survey.rtf is a Rich Text File, which should be compatible with almost all word processors.

Survey instructions

Please go to our website and open the survey in your word processor. Follow the detailed instructions included in the survey. When you are done, save the file. There are three ways you can submit your answers.

1) Send an E-mail (with your updated file attached) to: Survey.RiversideNeighbors@gmail.com (preferred choice)

2) Print completed survey and drop it off at:

Woodland Grove Condo lobby, 416 Grove Street, put in ?Riverside Survey box?


Auburndale Community Library, 375 Auburn Street, Attention Lynn Slobodin

3) Print completed survey and mail it to: L. Sweet, 416 Grove Street, Newton, MA 02462

Some clarifications for completing the survey:

  • The first section is simply choose one of three in each category.
  • The second section is on uses. This is your opportunity to say what you actually do or do not want at the site. There are 4 types of real estate uses listed: Office, Retail, Residential and Community. You can rank your top 5 choices in each type of real estate with 5 being the most important to you. If there are not five choices in a category that you want only put a number by the ones you do want, for example in office, you can put a 5 by professional office and leave the other categories blank. You are only allowed to use each number (i.e. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1) once in each category. In addition, please select up to 10 no’s across all four categories, if there are 10 uses you do not want to see on the site.
  • The last section asks you to rank from 10-1, the most important items you want to see addressed, if the project moves forward. If you only want 5, then put 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and stop. You can use each number only once and it is for lines A through LL.
  • We encourage you to write comments at the end explaining why you have made some of your choices, or areas we may not have covered.
  • The surveys will be scored by totaling the responses in each line to determine the items that have the highest totals as being most important to the community. With the first batch processed over the weekend we have already seen some trends emerge.
  • In addition, for those of you who are not aware, you may want to consider that the Grossmans site in Wellesley will have a CVS, medical offices, and an age restricted residential building.

By Auburndale Community Library

The Auburndale Community Library is a non-profit community library staffed by volunteers and funded 100% by donations.