Peekskill needs more boutique shops. Peekskill needs more 35-and-up consumers to feed its economy. Peekskill as a destination for out-of-towners is undermined by a persistent perception it is not safe enough.
Those are top-line highlights of a year-long survey commissioned by the City of Peekskill with taxpayer dollars: "Peekskill Downtown Retail Recruitment Study." The goal was to solicit ideas for commercial development on the waterfront and downtown.
Conducted by Larisa Ortiz Associates, the survey’s results are derived from 1,711 respondents, about 60% of whom said they live in Peekskill.