The Visual Preference Survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation. 

The final results can be viewed here:

Download the Visual Preference Survey options here


As a result of the feedback from the Visual Preference Survey and Design Charrette, a draft concept plan was completed. View the Presentation for a complete description of the vision for Lake Avenue. 


The Town of Smithtown is undertaking a Visioning Study for Downtown St. James to plan for future development along Lake Avenue.

The following questions are known as a Visual Preference Survey (VPS). They provide photographic examples related to the design, scale, use, and amenities you think should be incorporated into Downtown St. James. There are no right or wrong answers; your selections are a reflection of your tastes and what you believe would make Lake Avenue a more desirable place to live, work, shop, and play. 

The results will assist our project team in developing the Visioning Report for St. James. Thank you in advance for your participation. 

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1. Architectural Style: Which style of architecture would you prefer to see for new development or redevelopment in downtown St. James?

Don't worry about the height of buildings shown in this question. We'll be asking you about your preferences for building scale in another question.

Option H
Option C
Option G
Option A
Option F
Option E
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Option D
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