The City of North Port is exploring a potential public-private partnership (P3) for the future development of Warm Mineral Springs Park. Ideally, this partner would help enhance and protect the springs and the existing historical buildings without burdening City taxpayers. In addition, it will be imperative to ensure residents maintain easy and affordable access to the park.
Public feedback for this process is important to the negotiations team, as it will help staff determine priorities that should be considered while exploring this opportunity. To learn more about the potential P3 and submit your feedback via an independent survey, visit NorthPortFL.gov/WMSPsurvey.
“Whether you are a frequent patron at the springs or a North Porter who’s never visited, we want all 82,000 of our residents to have a chance to weigh in on what should be done at Warm Mineral Springs Park and the 61 acres of City-owned property that surrounds it,” said City Manager Jerome Fletcher.
Public survey process
Conducting this survey and analyzing the results on behalf of the City of North Port is ETC Institute, a national leading market research firm that specializes in the design and administration of market research for governmental organizations. In addition to the online survey open to the general public, ETC Institute is surveying a randomly selected sample of residents who are being contacted by mail and will be representative of our City’s population. ETC will then compile the data, analyze it, provide a written report of the general public and statistically valid findings, and ensure the City understands the community's needs and desires.
Following completion of the survey analysis, the City will be hosting facilitated community engagement meetings to share the results and proposed next steps for Warm Mineral Springs Park. Please visit NorthPortFL.gov/WMSPsurvey to register for email notifications regarding this project.