Your voice matters!

Your answers to the following questions will help guide the effort to prepare an update to the Area Plan for the New River/Desert Hills area. Responses will be kept confidential. All questions are optional; you can answer as many or as few of the questions as you prefer.
Let’s work together to ensure that the Area Plan represents the wishes and needs of the New River/ Desert Hills community!

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* 1. How long have you lived in the New River or Desert Hills area?

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* 2. How would you rate the overall quality of life in the New River/Desert Hills?

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* 3. On a scale of 1 to 4, please rate the relative importance of the following factors to your quality of life in New River or Desert Hills with 1 being extremely important and 4 being least important.

  1 2 3 4
Maintaining a rural, equestrian friendly lifestyle with minimum lot sizes of one-acre
Encouraging large-lot (one acre minimum) suburban-type residential development
Close proximity to retail stores, restaurants, and other services
Preservation of natural desert open space and wash corridors
Access to parks and trails
Amenities for families, such as developed parks and playgrounds
Short response time for police and fire service
Provision of water and sewer infrastructure
Paved roads

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* 4. Over the past five years, do you believe the quality of life in the New River/Desert Hills area has improved, stayed the same, or declined? Why?

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* 5. What do you like most about living in the New River / Desert Hills Area? Please rank the following in order of importance where 1 is what you like most.

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* 6. What do you like least about living in the New River / Desert Hills Area? Please rank the following in order of importance where 1 is what you like least.

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* 7. What concerns you the most about the future livability of your community? (please select one answer)

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* 8. Which of the following types of development would you like to see more of or less of in the New River / Desert Hills Area?

  More Same  Less No Opinion
Agriculture and farming  
Rural residential (minimum one-acre lots that permit horses, livestock, and other animals)
Large lot suburban (one-acre minimum)
High-density residential development (less than 1 acre ) 
Apartments or condominiums 
Town homes or patio homes
Mixed use development 
Retail and commercial
Restaurants 
Entertainment / Attractions 
Grocery Stores 
Hotel / Motels 
Industry 
Business Park 
Retirement / Assisted Living housing  
Hospitals and Medical 

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* 9. What is the one major improvement or change you would like to see in the New River/ Desert Hills community in the next five years?

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* 10. What would you say is the most critical issue facing the New River/Desert Hills area today?

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* 11. Any other concerns, issues or suggestions?

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* 12. What is your age group?

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* 13. Do you rent or own your home/land?

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* 14. If you own land, how many acres?

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* 15. If you would like to be added to the email list for the Area Plan Update, please provide your contact information below.

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