Open House Questionnaire | Draft Plans Review

Welcome to the City of Monroe Lake Tye and Cadman Site "Open House" questionnaire!

This survey offers those unable to attend the November 1 Open House the chance to weigh in on emerging plans for both parks. We'll ask for feedback on the updated "vision" for each park first, then seek input on the actual designs for both schemes. Finally, we'll ask what types of features you think ought to be addressed first, helping develop phasing strategies for the City to tackle. Note that we've provided room for written comments - so please spend an extra few minutes to share your thoughts and insights. And because both plans cover a lot of space - and include many details - you'll want to see them on the largest screen you can manage. Hopefully, you'll be able to complete this questionnaire where you can see all of each plan, zoom in on details and read all the notes we've included. 

This first image is an aerial view of Monroe, showing where both parks are in relation to downtown and the river: 

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* Q1. Lake Tye: Vision - Here's the vision statement used to guide the current park design for Lake Tye. (Note that it's been revised based on community feedback from our first survey):

Lake Tye is an active place, serving folks in the surrounding neighborhood and community, and supporting a wide range of family-oriented activities. Especially at the lake's southern end, features enhance Lake Tye's ability to host athletic events, serve as an entertainment venue, and connect to the Centennial Trail. Along the perimeter trail, Lake Tye is a more quiet, reflective place, offering visitors a place to stroll, enjoy views and access the shoreline. 

On a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Strongly disagree” and 5= “Strongly agree”, to what extent to you agree with this vision?

OK, let's check out the latest plans for Lake Tye. Here's a view of the south end, where most of the events and organized activities would take place. This concept proposes to expand the beach, make the water more accessible, include a dock and fishing areas, expand parking, facilitate concerts and other events, expand the playground and spray fountain and provide more picnic areas. Click here to see an enlarged view in a new window. 

OK, let's check out the <strong>latest plans</strong> for Lake Tye. Here's a view of the <strong>south end</strong>, where most of the events and organized activities would take place. This concept proposes to expand the beach, make the water more accessible, include a dock and fishing areas, expand parking, facilitate concerts and other events, expand the playground and spray fountain and provide more picnic areas. <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrVDQaWMHGdWmtCX3M4NzhlLXM/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here </a>to see an enlarged view in a new window. <br><br>

* Q2. Lake Tye: South End - Based on the map above, how would you characterize your reaction to plans for Lake Tye's south end, using a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Not even close” and 5 = “Close to perfect?”

Now, let's move to the (north) lakeshore portions of Lake Tye. Here's where Lake Tye's quieter side happens, with features allowing folks to run and bike, enjoy a quiet stroll or shoreline angling. This concept completes the trail circuit along the lake, introduces a "view bridge" near the northern shore, adds places to fish, enhances the water's edge with trees and other plants, and provides occasional boardwalks to enrich the waterside experience. Click here to see an enlarged view in a new window. 

Now, let's move to the (north) <strong>lakeshore</strong> portions of Lake Tye. Here's where Lake Tye's quieter side happens, with features allowing folks to run and bike, enjoy a quiet stroll or shoreline angling. This concept completes the trail circuit along the lake, introduces a "view bridge" near the northern shore, adds places to fish, enhances the water's edge with trees and other plants, and provides occasional boardwalks to enrich the waterside experience. <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrVDQaWMHGdZGJhUGNGWmFmM3c/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here </a>to see an enlarged view in a new window. <br><br>

* Q3. Lake Tye: Lakeshore - Based on the map above, how would you characterize your reaction to plans for Lake Tye's northern and lakeshore areas, using a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Not even close” and 5 = “Close to perfect?”

* Q4. Lake Tye: Priorities - The master plan will recommend ways to "phase" or create improvements in stages, ideally giving priority to what the community values most. Based on the drawings shown, what should we do first? From the list below (or a feature you'd suggest), please check your top five:

* Q5. Cadman Site: Vision - This land will be a gift to the City from the Cadman Corporation, and the community has voiced many ideas for the activities and facilities they'd like to see. Here's the vision statement used to guide the current park design. (Note that it's been revised based on community feedback from our first survey):

The Cadman Site makes the most of its proximity to the Skykomish River. It spotlights the natural environment, including uplands and adjacent wetland areas. The park offers a mix of active and passive recreation, with access to the pond, camping facilities and trails throughout the site. The pond serves as the park's focus, designed to appear natural and wild. The Cadman Site is part of the larger "Skykomish Greenway," an elemental feature of the community and part of Monroe's identity. The park connects to Sky Valley Park, the library and nearby neighborhoods, encouraging pedestrian travel and frequent use by residents. 

On a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Strongly disagree” and 5= “Strongly agree”, to what extent to you agree with this vision?

OK, let's check out the latest plans for the Cadman Site. Much of the site is subject to flooding, but there's one area that will remain relatively high and dry. This concept proposes a concentration of facilities in these "upland areas," including a restroom, a hand-carry boat launch, space for paddlecraft rentals, a parking lot, a path around the pond, climbing or ropes course area, and a camping area suitable for tent camping and RVs. Click here to see an enlarged view in a new window. 

OK, let's check out the <strong>latest plans</strong> for the Cadman Site<strong>.</strong> Much of the site is subject to flooding, but there's one area that will remain relatively high and dry. This concept proposes a concentration of facilities in these "<strong>upland areas</strong>," including a restroom, a hand-carry boat launch, space for paddlecraft rentals, a parking lot, a path around the pond, climbing or ropes course area, and a camping area suitable for tent camping and RVs. <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrVDQaWMHGdbmRtNU9XZ0VCOVE/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here </a>to see an enlarged view in a new window. <br><br>

* Q6. Cadman Site: Uplands - Based on the map above, how would you characterize your reaction to plans for the Cadman Site's upland areas, using a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Not even close” and 5 = “Close to perfect?”

Let's move to the river-shore area of the Cadman Site. The community enthusiastically supports river access, and this area offers abundant river frontage. The types of things proposed here will be designed to be either resilient or easily replaceable, anticipating frequent flooding. The plan includes trail access to the river, trails along the length of the river, launches for hand-carry watercraft, a portage between the pond and river, and strategies to enhance the shoreline environment. Click here to see an enlarged view in a new window. 

Let's move to the <strong>river-shore area</strong> of the Cadman Site. The community enthusiastically supports river access, and this area offers abundant river frontage. The types of things proposed here will be designed to be either resilient or easily replaceable, anticipating frequent flooding. The plan includes trail access to the river, trails along the length of the river, launches for hand-carry watercraft, a portage between the pond and river, and strategies to enhance the shoreline environment. <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrVDQaWMHGdQ2s1c0ljalJtZDg/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here </a>to see an enlarged view in a new window. <br><br>

* Q7. Cadman Site: River-Shore - Based on the map above, how would you characterize your reaction to plans for the Cadman Site's river-shore areas, using a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Not even close” and 5 = “Close to perfect?”

Let's move to the wetland areas of the Cadman Site. Much of Cadman is classified as wetland, limiting the degree of development that can occur there. Regardless, there are opportunities for trails and other low-impact uses that make the wetlands more accessible for those using the site or interested in wetland functions. This concept proposes a trails network with direct connections to the uplands, interpretive and educational signs, and opportunities for extended paddling when the water is high. Click here to see an enlarged view in a new window. 

Let's move to the <strong>wetland areas</strong> of the Cadman Site. Much of Cadman is classified as wetland, limiting the degree of development that can occur there. Regardless, there are opportunities for trails and other low-impact uses that make the wetlands more accessible for those using the site or interested in wetland functions. This concept proposes a trails network with direct connections to the uplands, interpretive and educational signs, and opportunities for extended paddling when the water is high. <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxrVDQaWMHGdaGNHdkpzWktHbjg/view?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here </a>to see an enlarged view in a new window. <br><br>

* Q8. Cadman Site: Wetlands - Based on the map above, how would you characterize your reaction to plans for the Cadman Site's wetland areas, using a scale from one to five, where 1 = “Not even close” and 5 = “Close to perfect?”

* Q9. Cadman Site: Priorities - The master plan will recommend ways to "phase" or create improvements in stages, ideally giving priority to what the community values most. Based on the drawings shown, what should we do first? From the list below (including a feature you'd suggest), please check your top five:

* Q10. Have other thoughts? What else should we consider including in the master plans for Lake Tye Park and the Cadman Site?

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