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									                        THE EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE
                            2005 Downtown Kansas City Employee Survey Highlights




In November 2005, the Downtown Council (DTC) surveyed employees at Downtown businesses and organizations using
a web-based survey. The DTC received 1,394 responses from 48 businesses and organizations. Highlights of their
responses are summarized here.


Demographic Overview

The median household income for the employees surveyed was
$84,669. This income level is much higher than the median
household income of $46,194 for the Kansas City metropolitan area,
according to the 2000 Census. This indicates that the survey
captured the responses of higher income employees, which is likely
due to the use of an electronic survey. Additionally, respondents are:

        55% female, 45% male

        An average age of 41



                                             Location of Residence for Downtown Employees

                                             As shown in the adjacent map, Downtown employees live throughout the
                                             entire metropolitan area, with a significant amount of living within the five-
                                             county metropolitan region:

                                                     40% reside in Jackson County, 18% in Clay, and 7% in Platte

                                                     28% reside in Johnson County and 3% in Wyandotte

                                                     3% of the respondents commute from as far away as Topeka, St.
                                                     Joseph, and other outlying locations




Downtown Housing Demand Analysis: Employees Interested in Living Downtown

When asked if they were interested in living Downtown, nineteen percent (19%) of the employees responded yes. If this
sample is extended to the entire Downtown workforce of 100,000, it would indicate that 19,000 may be interested in living
Downtown.

Respondents Interested in Living Downtown
                                                                         If you don't currently live Downtown, do you have
        Median age is 34 vs. median age for all respondents which        any interest in moving Downtown?
        is 41                                                            Yes                                        269      19%
                                                                         No                                         957      69%
        Median household income is $76,800                               Currently live Downtown                     70       5%
                                                                         Blank                                      98         7%
                                                                         Total                                    1394       100%




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                                2005 Downtown Kansas City Employee Survey Highlights



 What type of property would you be interested in?
                                                          Respondents Interested in Living Downtown
 Rental                                 59       22%
 Ownership                            207        78%
 Total                                266       100%            47% female and 53% male
 How large of living space would you need?
 600-900 sf                             22           8%
                                                                72% of respondents do not have children
 900-1200 sf                            92       34%
                                                                Median rent/mortgage payment is $875
 1200-1500 sf                           95       35%
 1500+ sf                               60       22%
 Total                                 269      100%




The respondents interested in living Downtown are                     Current Residence of Respondents Interested in Living Downtown
currently concentrated in the urban core. The majority of
                                                                      Area                                            Yes            No            Blank
potential Downtown residents live in the Midtown and
Brookside neighborhoods.                                              Midtown-Brookside                              44%           48%               8%
                                                                      Mid Jackson                                    20%           74%               6%
Northland, Eastern Jackson County, and the southern part              East Jackson                                   14%           80%               7%
of Johnson County had the smallest percentage of                      NE Johnson                                     33%           66%               1%
residents interested in living Downtown.
                                                                      Rest of Johnson                                17%           79%               3%
                                                                      Wyandotte                                       24%          71%               5%
                                                                      Northland                                       15%          81%               4%

                                Education

                                Education is an important factor for people interested in living Downtown:

                                       52% said the quality of education available is an important factor in their decision to
                                       move Downtown

                                       67% are interested in taking adult educational courses at a Downtown campus. 52%
                                       of all survey respondents are interested in taking adult educational courses at a
                                       Downtown campus



Transportation
                                                                                          R e s po nde nt s who m o s t f re que nt ly driv e
                                                                                          t o wo rk wo uld c o ns ide r s wit c h t o public
          89% of the respondents drive to their place of employment                           t ra ns po rt a t io n if it wa s e f f ic ie nt &
          Downtown                                                                                              a f f o rda ble .

                                                                                                30%
          6% use public transit
                                                                                                                                               Yes
          3% reported walking to work                                                                                                          No


          71% of the respondents said they would use public
          transportation if it was available and convenient.                                                                    70%




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Satisfaction Analysis
                                                             Safety: Most em ployees report feeling safe Dow ntow n
The majority of employees surveyed
reported feeling safe Downtown:
                                                Day Work                                     74%                                       21%

      95% feel safe or very safe              Day Parking                         47%                                   40%                 6%     5%
      during the work day
                                              Day Errands                   30%                             48%                          12%       7%
      87% feel safe or very safe
      parking Downtown during the           Day Travelling                        47%                                   41%                  4% 6%
      day
                                               Dark Work                          46%                               37%                    10%      4%
      78% feel safe or very safe                                      17%                       46%                            23%           8%    6%
                                             Dark Parking
      running errands during the day
                                             Dark Errands     6%                  31%                       36%                      16%          10%
The only time a majority of employees
did not feel safe Downtown was              Dark Traveling             24%                            48%                         15%        6% 7%
running errands after dark (52%).
                                                             0%               20%               40%               60%              80%              100%

                                                 Feel Very Safe                         Feel safe but concerned               Don't Feel Safe
                                                 Feel its dangerous                     No Opinion-Blank




                                                        How do feel about BASIC SERVICES and PARKING Dow ntow n?
When asked about             Downtown
services,  employees         responded
favorably:                                        Dry Cleaners              17.0%                                 79.8%

                                                       Laundry 8.4%                       40.0%                                51.6%
      92% of employees are very
      satisfied with parking                              Copy              23.7%                      48.1%                            28.3%
      Downtown or feel that it is
      adequate                                               Gas             27.3%                                64.3%                           8.5%

      Parking, Gas Stations and                     Child Care                       37.9%                                 58.2%
      Copy-Business Centers all had
      a 50% or better satisfaction rate       Parking At Work                           50.4%                              41.8%                  7.8%

                                            Parking Elsew here                    35.9%                             54.3%                         9.8%
Further research into the viability of
childcare      Downtown           appears
                                                                   0%               20%            40%             60%               80%            100%
warranted, as 38% of employees
found it lacking or insufficient.              Very Satisfied                        Adequate                             Adequate but Inconvenient
                                               Lacking or Insufficient               No Opinion - Blank




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Satisfaction Analysis, continued


     More than 50% of the                             How do you feel about places to SHOP & EAT Dow ntow n?
     respondents were unhappy with
     grocery and convenience stores              Grocery             3.0%                        82.6%                                 11.0%


     51% of respondents were           Convenience Store              15.0%      17.5%                         55.6%                   9.0%
     satisfied with deli’s Downtown.
                                             Coffee Shop         9.3%            33.7%                 20.0%           19.8%       17.2%


                                                       Deli      12.8%                 38.2%                   23.1%           21.7%     4.2%


                                                Fast Food        11.5%               35.1%               21.7%             24.7%        6.9%


                                              Fine Dining        11.6%          24.5%           16.3%              37.5%               10.0%


                                                                0%             20%             40%           60%           80%             100%




     70% of the respondents were         How do feel about ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION/HEALTH FACILITIES Dow ntow n?
     unhappy with movie theaters
     Downtown.                                Bars 6.4%                28.0%             12.0%          25.3%                  28.3%

     A third of the respondents were        Movies     4.3%6.7%                                69.8%                               16.9%
     satisfied with Bars, Museums,
     and Health Clubs Downtown.
                                       Live Theatre        14.8%                33.6%                14.6%                 37.0%


                                         Museum s      10.9%            21.7%          12.3%              35.4%                    19.7%


                                             Parks 4.1%         16.6%          17.9%                      48.9%                        12.5%


                                       Health Clubs 6.0%             23.2%             18.1%             26.0%                 26.8%


                                                      0%                20%              40%             60%               80%             100%




                                             Very Satisfied                  Adequate but Inconvenient                   No Opinion - Blank

                                             Adequate                        Lacking or Insufficient




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