• June 26, 2022
 DMD: Community Positive on Downtown Progress

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DMD: Community Positive on Downtown Progress

The Downtown Management District (DMD) conducted their third annual downtown survey during the entire month of July 2017, and the results are in.

The ten (10) question online survey, made available in both English and Spanish, garnered 1,123 total respondents – almost double than last year.


The online survey was distributed via local media, social media, flyers, direct mail and e-mail.

Regarding the Current Conditions of Downtown El Paso:

  • 75% of respondents say Downtown is Progressing
  • 66% of respondents say their Perception of Downtown has Improved over the last 12 months
  • Among Downtown Visitors, 55% came for Events
  • Of those events attracting people, Sporting Events were the main driver (38%)

Regarding the future of downtown, the public’s top 3 priorities are:

  1. Safety/Security
  2. Family Friendly Atmosphere and Businesses
  3. Parking

“We value what our stakeholders and the general public thinks of the DMD and the downtown, and I’m pleased to see that the community continues to recognize the progress being made. It’s vital we don’t take this support for granted, and that we keep our finger on the pulse of the public so we can continue to improve our programs and aid in the prosperity of our downtown. This survey offers the kind of insightful criticism and positive feedback that is crucial to the course we set in the coming year.” said DMD Executive Director, Joe Gudenrath.

The DMD utilizes the unscientific, online survey to gauge the opinions of downtown property owners, business owners, employees, visitors and the general public on the present conditions of the downtown, future needs, and the performance of the DMD itself.

“The DMD thanks all who participated including our winner of the $100 gift certificate to The Pizza Joint, Jose Montoya,” said Gudenrath, adding, “We will always keep the views of the public in mind as we continue our efforts to breathe more life into our downtown through our programs and advocacy.”

For complete results, visit DowntownElPaso.com

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  • Great survey by the DMD and without question that downtown El Paso is progressing, and sporting events were the main driver at (38%). In the 2017 Pacific Coast League baseball season,the El Paso Chihuahuas drew approximately 566,645 fans including 20,177 for the 3 game playoffs against the PCL champion Memphis Redbirds.
    Now if we could only be allowed to proceed with our overwhelmingly 71% voter approved downtown arena because that is the missing part of the development puzzle. And without further delay,first by the Texas Rangers expediting their Texas Open Meeting Laws Violation spearheaded by Max Grossman.
    The city must continue their fight to honor the will of the El Paso voters, since it’s Max Grossman that is causing all the problems with more delays costing the taxpayers more money.
    It would be great if more El Paso voters that voted for the downtown arena would step up to the plate
    and voice their displeasure disagreement protest with Max Grossman.
    By contacting their respective district representatives and telling them that enough is enough with all the delays, and tell the city reissue demolition permits to the property owners of the Union Plaza.

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