Master Plan Survey #1: Natural Character of Harbor Springs

A primary goal of the City of Harbor Springs elected and appointed officials is to incorporate the values and priorities of City residents in the administration of City government.  The Master Plan is an important tool toward that end.  It is the document that guides all future land use decisions for the next twenty years, or more.  To that end, the City has created a series of surveys that gauges the community’s thoughts on several Master Plan goals. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Survey #1 is related to the current Master Plan’s Goal #1: “The City of Harbor Springs will retain its distinctive natural character defined by its waterfront setting, substantial bluffs and hillsides, and views of Little Traverse Bay.”

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* 1. Please rate how important the following natural features are to the character of Harbor Springs. 

  Not Important Little Importance Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Lake Michigan / Little Traverse Bay
Bluffs / Hillsides
Sand dunes
Woods / Forest land
Groundwater
Clean Air

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* 2. How often do you use the nature trails in the City limits, such as at the nature preserves or Kiwanis Park?

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* 3. Should the City enact a zoning ordinance that regulates tree removal on private property?

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* 4. How can the City limit or mitigate the impact of climate change on natural resources in Harbor Springs? Check all that you agree with.

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* 5. Please rank the following in order of importance for the City. (1 is most important and 4 is least important)

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* 6. Should the City encourage the creation of more and/or improved views of Little Traverse Bay?

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* 7. Are the heights of buildings downtown acceptable or could they be taller?

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* 8. Should the City permit new private and/or public development along the waterfront?

  Yes No
Private Development (business and/or residential buildings)
Public Development (public buildings and/or infrastracture)

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* 9. What changes would be appropriate to improve, preserve or accentuate the character of the City? Check all that apply.

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