Comments

We received a large number of comments. Jennifer Smith has read through all of them and attempted to categorize them. There are two ways to get to the comments. One is here on this page. The other is on the “All Questions and Answers” page, where we also link to the related set of questions.

The categories are subjective and one person’s opinion. The categories used do not affect any of the results pages. We hope you read through the comments. There are many thoughtful ideas.

Total survey comments – 2,033

Summary and explanation regarding Categorical Review by Jennifer Smith

Regarding questions that gave the “comment” option – 40 questions produced 1,235 comments from 288 different people.

Question 11 – Population change

Question 12 – UGA change

Question 13 – 50% in UGA?

Question 16 – Residences in Village Commercial – Primary streets

Question 17 – Residences in Village Commercial – Secondary streets

Question 18 – Reduce building heights unless open space is increased

Question 19 – Should new residences conform to design standards?

Question 20 – Dark Sky standards in UGA

Question 21 – Dark Sky sidewalk lighting

Question 22 – Different streetscapes allowed

Question 23 – Complete design of streetscapes

Question 24 – Fund and build streetscapes

Question 25 – Service Light Industrial – where

Question 26 – What should not be in Service Light Industrial

Question 27 – Expanding Village Residential to NE corner of Mount Baker Road & North Beach Road

Question 28 – Expanding Village Residential to NW corner of Mount Baker Road & North Beach Road

Question 29 – Expanding Village Residential to area north of Medical Center on Mount Baker Road

Question 30 – Causes of affordable housing shortage

Question 31 – Responsibility about affordable housing shortage

Question 34 – How to help affordable housing shortage

Question 35 – Limiting vacation rentals

Question 36 – Intergenerational Senior Neighborhood

Question 37 – Temporary seasonal housing

Question 38 – Incentives for businesses to provide housing

Question 39 – Conservation rights to the Swale

Question 40 – Near shore water use restrictions

Question 41 – Nature based stormwater

Question 42 – Crescent Beach closure discussion

Question 43 – Off-site parking

Question 44 – Outside Village Commercial Parking Site

Question 45 – Fern Street as a street

Question 46 – Fern Street as a park

Question 47 – A Street terminus

Question 48 – Incentives for what?

Question 51 – Parking lot in Village Commercial

Question 52 – Money for various ideas from where?

Question 54 – Solar in Subarea

Question 55 – Solar outside Subarea

Question 57 – Who should lead on electric vehicle program?

Question 60 – Industries to strengthen

Open-ended Comments in six questions – 798 comments to the open-ended questions from 264 different people

Question 33 – Suggested incentives to encourage affordable housing

Question 50 – Suggested incentives for desirable activities

Question 62 – Economic policies the county should pursue

Question 63 – Suggested infrastructure needs

Question 64 – What goods would you like to see emphasized

Question 65 – Suggestions for a year-round economy