Comprehensive Planning

If you are a resident or property owner in the Mid-Valley subarea, please help us by taking this 14 question survey. 

THANK YOU for telling us about your ideas and concerns for land use in your neighborhood!

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* 1. What is important to you about living in the Mid-Valley area?

  Low importance Slightly important Neutral Moderately important Very important
Access to outdoor recreation
Close to family
Sense of community
Natural beauty
Rural/agricultural landscape

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* 2. What changes in your neighborhood over the last 5 to 10 years are you most proud of, and why?

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* 3. What changes in your neighborhood concern you the most, and why?

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* 4. Housing is a national and local challenge. What types of affordable housing would you support in your area?

  Strongly oppose Somewhat oppose Neutral Somewhat favor Strongly favor
Accessory dwelling units (sometimes called "mother-in-law apartments")
Mobile/manufactured home community
Pocket areas of smaller lots
Pocket areas of multi-family lots
Employee housing in agricultural and light industrial districts
New trends in housing - e.g. tiny houses, modular units

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* 5. What are the primary considerations for development in the side canyons of this subarea (East Fork, Greenhorn, Ohio Gulch, Deer Creek)? Rate the importance of each of these:

  No importance Slightly important Neutral Moderately important Very important
Infrastructure
Vehicular access
Rural character
Water availability
Wildfire
Bicycle/pedestrian compatibility

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* 6. The Ohio Gulch Road/Highway 75 intersection is noted as having increasing traffic from multiple land uses up Ohio Gulch. How high a priority should this intersection be for a signal or other traffic measure?

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* 7. How would you prioritize the development and use of geothermal (hot springs) resources in your area? (Rank these 1 to 4, with 1 being your highest priority.)

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* 8. Camping, including some RV sites, relatively close to the cities has been identified as a need. Where do you think would be a good place for this use?

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* 9. Many outlying areas of Blaine County are rural in nature. In an "ideal" rural landscape, how important is it to have the following elements?

  Low importance Slightly important Neutral Moderately important Very important
Houses spread apart
Non-farm buildings do not dominate the landscape
Farm fields and gardens
Livestock and grazing
Power lines and wooden power poles
Farm-style fences
Narrow roads
Forests
Sagebrush hills
Birds and wildlife
Local artifacts (old signs, chainsaw bears, etc.)
Residential development
Commercial areas

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* 10. Image
The two simple drawings above show alternative ways of developing land. (The same concept can be used for much larger parcels.) "A" has large lots and plenty of space around each house. "B" has smaller lots, each with access to preserved open space with a stream, woods and hillside. Please indicate your impressions of each.

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* 11. Sustainability is a popular theme in land use planning. A frequently quoted definition of sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” What does "sustainable land use" mean to you?

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* 12. Please tell us a little about yourself. What year were you born?

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* 13. Please describe your residency.

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* 14. How many years have you lived (even part-time) in the Mid-Valley area?

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