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About twice as many people came to the September meeting about a possible Holden Beach Causeway beautification project.
Forty-one property owners and patrons came in September, while 23 came in November, said Kirstie Dixon, a planner with the Brunswick County Planning Department.
Planners came back in November with results of a survey filled out by audience members in September.
Highlights of those results announced Thursday night were:
• 81 percent agreed with the planning department’s time frame and priorities.
• 80 percent wanted to use native plants (such as palm trees and crape myrtles) for landscaping improvements on the causeway.
• 78 percent had interest in corridor improvements.
• 77 percent approved of regulations requiring improved landscaping for property owners along the road.
• 76 percent wanted improved landscaping in the public right-of-way.
• 74 percent said a better-looking road corridor would make them shop more.
• 74 percent said they would like to see sidewalks installed.
• 73 percent said they had interest in shared parking.
• 73 percent desired access management and landscaping on the causeway.
• 58 percent had interest in forming a citizens’ advocacy group for the corridor.
• 58 percent wanted to remove uncontrolled parking and improve parking, while 23 percent disagreed and 19 percent were neutral.
• 54 percent wanted property owners to remove billboards, while 31 percent disagreed.
• 50 percent wanted property owners to remove pole signs and replace them with smaller monument signs (like many banks use), while 31 percent disagreed.
• 50 percent wanted property owners to remove large signs and replace them with smaller monument signs, while 42 percent disagreed.
• 48 percent wanted a slower traffic speed on the causeway, while 30 percent disagreed.
• 40 percent said they had interest in property owners having a landscaping maintenance group, while 36 percent disagreed.
• 37 percent said they feel comfortable making turns from the middle lane, while 41 percent disagreed.
• 37 percent said they feel safe driving on the road, while 52 percent disagreed.
• 30 percent wanted a roundabout (traffic circle) instead of a stoplight at the Sabbath Home Road/N.C. 130 intersection at the beginning of the causeway.
• 30 percent wanted property owners to share in the cost to remove parking in the right-of-way and to create shared parking, while 60 percent disagreed.
• 24 percent wanted a narrow access road built parallel to the main road, while 65 percent disagreed.
• 12 percent wanted a raised island median in the road, while 73 percent disagreed.