Summary Of Plan On A Page Survey Results

Ellen Nutter took on this project, at the request of the City. She compiled these results November, 2016. Thank you to Ellen—this was interesting feedback.

Respondents

  • 137 survey responses
  • 32 streets represented
  • Top streets represented:  Pearson (18); Cumberland Ave and Circle (16); Westover (15); Montford (14); Houston (14)

1. Top Montford Strengths:

  • Location close to downtown – 4.88
  • Good highway accessibility – 4.62
  • Tie at 4.53 between friendly people and well-organized neighborhood association

2. Top Five Challenges that Plan on Page Should Focus On:

  • I-26 Connector Project – 4.75 (81.02% very important)
  • Duke Energy substation – 4.45 (59.26 very important)
  • Slowing traffic – 4.36 (58.82 very important)
  • Compatible development on UNCA property – 4.29 (48.15% very important)
  • Repair of broken sidewalks and walls – 4.27 (48.89% very important)

3. Five Issues of Least Interest:

  • Expansion of Historic District – 2.8 (19.12% completely unimportant/38.97% neutral)
  • Undergrounding electrical wires on Montford – 3.4 (7.35% completely unimportant/30.15% neutral)
  • Montford Park improvements – 3.47 (5.88% completely unimportant/32.35% neutral)
  • Waneta garden – 3.54 (4.44% completely unimportant/25.93% neutral)
  • Limiting development (Tacoma/Hibriten) – 3.56 (5.93% completely unimportant/30.37% neutral)

4. Miscellaneous Observations:

  • Highest neutral response:  Expansion of Historic District with 38.97%
  • Lowest neutral response:  I-26 Connector project with 4.38%
  • Many comments on neighborhood speeding, industrial noise (Stump Dump), concerns about cutting trees, the Montford Ave corner store noise/trash/illegal parking, and the I-26 project.

Contact the board to learn more or to work on solving the challenges.