Master Plan Survey #3: New Housing Development and Redevelopment

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 #3 is related to the current Master Plan’s Goal #3: “New housing development and redevelopment will be designed in a manner that retains the City’s character."

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* 1. Please choose the answer that BEST describes you.

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* 2. Please indicate how important the following amenities are to you in considering a residential rental property.

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important Extremely Important
Roof deck
Green space / Park
Bike racks / bike storage
On-Site parking
High Speed Internet 
Fitness area
Proximity to place of worship (church, synagogue, mosque, etc.) 
Proximity to restaurants/bars
Shared community space
Proximity to grocery stores
Proximity to dog park
Pet friendly
In-unit washer and dryer
Access to public/mass transportation
Free internet/wi-fi
Availability of retail stores
Walkable community
Recreation Opportunities in the Area -- Beach, Facilities, Mountain Bike Trails, Hiking, Snowmobile, Ski
Downtown Proximity
Community reputation
Geographical Location
City services

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* 3. Please indicate the importance of the following in determining where you live.

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important Extremely Important
Access to public transit
Availability of parking
Availability of retail amenities and customer services (e.g. grocery store, pharmacy, etc.)
Proximity to green space/park
Safety/security
Cost of property taxes
Proximity to entertainment/recreation/cultural venues
Character of neighborhood
Proximity to house of worship/church/synagogue/mosque
Availability of eating and drinking establishments (restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.)
Cost of house/property
Access to health care providers
Quality of life in the neighborhood
Access to child care providers
Quality of primary or secondary education
Proximity to work / school
Overall physical condition of the housing
Walkable/Bikable community
Sidewalks
Road conditions
City services

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* 4. How important do you think quality housing is for attracting/retaining employees in Harbor Springs?

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* 5. How would you rate the quality and availability of housing in the City of Harbor Springs?

  Poor Fair Good Excellent Do not know
For rent
For purchase / ownership

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* 6. How important to you is the availability of more quality, affordable housing (for purchase or rent) in deciding whether or not to work in Harbor Springs?

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* 7. Do you favor or oppose the following types of residential projects being developed in the City of Harbor Springs?

  Strongly Oppose Oppose Neutral Favor Strongly Favor
Single family homes
An additional living unit on a lot intended for family members
Multifamily housing (apartments)
High Rise (up to 4 stories) multifamily housing (apartments)
Senior housing – assisted living care facility
Worker housing geared to serve the employees of local business
Mixed use development (i.e., office, retail, and housing located in the same building)

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* 8. Do you favor or oppose the City of Harbor Springs establishing a limit on the number or % of houses in the City that can be used as short-term rentals (generally defined as stays lasting between 1 and 30 nights)?

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