2017 Community Values Survey for Regional Planning

The Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee (PRPC) works to advance common interests in Phoenixville Borough and the Townships of Charlestown, East Pikeland, Schuylkill, and West Vincent (the Region).  As part of this effort, the Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan is being updated to establish policies for environmental protection, open space, housing, economic development, infrastructure, and community resources.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help define community values and set priorities for the Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan. 

Results of the survey will be discussed at a public workshop at 7:00 PM, June 22, 2017 at the Kimberton Fire Company, 2276 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville PA.  All residents, employers, and property owners of the Region are encouraged to attend the workshop and help the PRPC formulate the goals and objectives for the Comprehensive Plan.

* 1. Natural/Historic Resources

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Conservation of natural resources should be a regional priority.
The rural and scenic character of our region should be preserved.
Conservation is less important than allowing property owners to maximize use or development potential.
Historical buildings should be preserved wherever possible.
Historic Villages and sites are important to the identity of the Region.

* 2. Economic Development

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
There are adequate work opportunities for residents within the Region.
The Region should direct new development to Phoenixville, established villages, and defined development corridors.
I leave the Region for much of my shopping needs.
There are adequate services within the Region. (e.g. doctor, auto care, etc.)
There is too much residential development in the Region.
Employers must look beyond the region for a qualified work force.

* 3. Transportation

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Traffic congestion is a problem in the Region.
There is adequate public transportation serving the needs of the Region.
Our transportation systems adequately serve senior citizens and the disabled.
Passenger rail service would benefit the Region.
Parking in the Borough of Phoenixville is a problem.
Parking is a problem outside the Borough.

* 4. Housing

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
We should have more single-family detached housing in the Region.
We should have more Apartment and Townhouse style housing.
The region should have more rental housing opportunities.
There is insufficient housing for senior citizens.
The municipalities in the Region together provide an adequate variety of housing for all residents.
Each municipality in the Region should accommodate every housing type.
Housing is too expensive here.

* 5. Parks & Recreation

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Natural open space areas should be publicly accessible.
We need more park space convenient to my neighborhood.
We don’t have sufficient facilities for sport.
Trails are important to me.
Older citizens have sufficient recreational facilities and programs in our area.
We need more and better accommodation for bicycling.

* 6. Quality of Life

  Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree
Excessive traffic volume detracts from neighborhood quality where I live.
Crime is a significant problem in our community.
We need to do more to address drug abuse in our community.
Homelessness is a problem within our community.
The Region offers diverse and adequate cultural and arts experiences
Our community is well prepared for emergencies.
I am happy with our school system.
I wish my work were closer to where I live.
Poverty is a problem in our region.
I wish shopping were closer.
My neighborhood is sufficiently walkable.
Our community has adequate resources for seniors.
I like living here.

* 7. What should the Phoenixville Region's 3 top planning priorities be?

* 8. What further comments would clarify your answers to this survey?

* 9. What concerns has this survey failed to address?

* 10. I live in:

* 11. My age is:

* 12. Years I have lived in the Region:

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