This survey is provided to obtain your feedback on the 60-Day Review Draft of the Paradise Valley 2022 General Plan Update.  This survey asks for your input on the primary goals associated with each General Plan chapter or element (i.e., Land Use, Mobility, Open Space, etc.) as well as specific topic areas as identified by residents through previous outreach efforts.

Please note, there are other ways to both learn about and provide your thoughts on the Draft General Plan, to learn more go to www.pvtogether2022.com for details. 
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

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* 1. Which of the following best describes you?

General Plan Goals

The “goals” associated with each element (or Chapter) of the General Plan are summarized below. Please review each set of Goals and provide your thoughts. If you'd like to review the individual policies that will be used to help facilitate the achievement of each goal in specific detail, please visit the project website to view the Draft Plan in its entirety.
Land Use Goals

GOAL LU.1 - ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE. Preserve those elements or features which contribute to the town’s quality of life and character as a premier residential community and resort destination with strong rural and historic roots.

GOAL LU.2 - COMMUNITY FORM/DESIGN. Promote development in the town that is in harmony with the natural and built environment at both the community and neighborhood levels.

GOAL LU.3 SPECIAL USE PERMIT PROPERTY. Support limited, targeted and context appropriate Special Use Permit properties through orderly and well-planned development that provides for the needs of existing and future residents, and makes efficient use of land and infrastructure.

GOAL LU.4 - CONTROL COMMUNITY SPACES. Conserve and manage the use of public open spaces, access to public open spaces, connections to private open spaces preserves and rights-of way, and encourage the incorporation of public art.

GOAL LU.5 - EFFICIENT INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT. Direct orderly and well-planned development in support of existing or planned infrastructure improvements.

GOAL LU.6 - SPECIAL USE PERMIT PROPERTY REVITALIZATION. Encourage the continued revitalization and improvement of the Town’s existing Special Use Permit properties while protecting the Town’s low-density residential character and quality of life.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 2. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 3. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Community Character & Housing

GOAL CC&H.1 - EXISTING RESIDENTIAL CHARACTER. Preserve and protect the quality of residential character development within the Town while taking care to perpetuate the natural landscape, desert plants, and scenic beauty of the mountain areas of the Town.

GOAL CC&H.2 - DISTINCTIVE AND MEMORABLE DESIGN. Encourage community design that produces a distinctive, high-quality built environment whose forms and character reflect the Town of Paradise Valley’s unique historical, environmental, and architectural context, and create memorable places that enrich community life.

GOAL CC&H.3 - SCENIC ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. Maintain and preserve the Town’s natural scenic resources including scenic views, the distinctive mountain ridgelines, and night skies that have contributed to the Town’s community legacy since its inception.

GOAL CC&H.4 - PLACES TO CONNECT. Preserve and maintain public spaces, such as the Barry Goldwater Memorial, to provide areas where residents and visitors alike may enjoy.

GOAL CC&H.5 - HOUSING TYPES & SUPPLY. Maintain the Town’s primarily owner-occupied low-density residential character while allowing less than one acre per residence housing as allowed by the Town Zoning Code or on Special Use Permit resort properties.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 4. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 5. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Mobility

GOAL M.1 - SAFE MULTIMODAL CIRCULATION. Provide a high-quality multimodal circulation system that is effectively planned, managed, operated and maintained.

GOAL M.2 - ROADWAY DESIGN. Provide high-quality roadway design that promotes the character and image of the Town, reduces negative environmental impacts, enhances safety for all users, and minimizes negative impacts to the community and neighborhoods.

GOAL M.3 - REGIONAL TRANSIT SERVICES. Continue to support limited and appropriate public regional transit services through the Town, as well as promote rideshare to popular destinations in Town and specialized transit such as resort connectors for residents, employees, and resort guests.

GOAL M.4 - ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. Create a sustainable circulation system that will ensure the safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and services while supporting livable neighborhoods and reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

GOAL M.5 - VISUAL CHARACTER. Create high-quality street rights-of-way that shall demonstrate the positive character and image of the Town.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 6. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 7. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Open Space

GOAL OS.1 - PROTECT OPEN SPACE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS. Protect and expand open spaces, mountain views and natural features throughout the Town and responsibly enhance their physical or visual accessibility by Town residents, their guests and resort visitors.

GOAL OS.2 - OPEN SPACE MANAGEMENT. Manage open space to be sensitive to natural systems and responsive to public need so as to maintain a high quality of life for residents, their guests and resort visitors.

GOAL OS.3 - HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. Support and encourage an open space system that provides a healthy physical, social, and natural environment to improve the wellness and wellbeing of all residents and visitors.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 8. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 9. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Environmental Planning & Water Resources

GOAL EPW.1 - NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION. Support the conservation of the Town’s natural resources to preserve sensitive environmental and important habitat areas.

GOAL EPW.2 - TREE CANOPY. Manage and maintain the Town’s inventory of trees as an environmental, economic, and aesthetic resource to improve residents’ quality of life.

GOAL EPW.3 - VISUAL RESOURCE PRESERVATION. Maintain and protect significant visual resources and aesthetics that define the Town of Paradise Valley.

GOAL EPW.4 - AIR AND NOISE QUALITY. Reduce noise pollution, air pollution, and improve air quality within the Town and across the region.

GOAL EPW.5 - WATER SUPPLY. Ensure the adequacy of the Town’s water supply and to support improvements to the water supply.

GOAL EPW.6 – WATER QUALITY. Promote a high-quality and safe water supply that meets or exceeds federal and state regulatory requirements.

GOAL EPW.7 - FLOOD CONTROL/DRAINAGE. Minimize risk of damage or injury from known flood hazards.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 10. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 11. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Sustainability

GOAL S.1 - COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT. Cultivate broad community participation in programs to promote sustainability and provide the information people need to live in a sustainable way.

GOAL S.2 - BUILDING PRACTICES. Support increased use of renewable energy and sustainable building practices and remove obstacles to their application.

GOAL S.3 - GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. Transition Town operations to operations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work with surrounding municipalities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions produced by services provided in our community.

GOAL S.4 - WATER CONSERVATION. Encourage the responsible consumption and recycling of water through a variety of conservation and low impact development (LID) practices.

GOAL S.5 - SOLID & HAZARDOUS WASTE. Require efforts designed to reduce the amount of solid waste generated and ensure that generated waste is recycled or efficiently disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.

GOAL S.6 - FINANCES. Require efforts to ensure the Town’s short- and long-term economic interests are sustained over time.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 12. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 13. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

Public Facilities/Services & Cost of Development

GOAL PFS.1 - PUBLIC FACILITIES. Provide safe, accessible, and sustainable public buildings and facilities to meet the needs of the community.

GOAL PFS.2 - CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT. Work cooperatively with the community, regional law enforcement agencies, local government and other entities to provide quality police service that protects the long-term health, safety, and wellbeing of our Town, reduces current and future criminal activity, and incorporates design strategies into new development.

GOAL PFS.3 - FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. Provide coordinated fire protection and emergency medical services that support the needs of residents and visitors and maintains a safe and healthy community.

GOAL PFS.4 - COMPLIANCE WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY CODES. Improve the health, safety, and visual quality of the community by ensuring compliance with health, safety and zoning codes.

GOAL PFS.5 - OTHER FACILITIES AND SERVICES. Ensure that other public facilities and services are adequate to meet the needs of Town residents and businesses.

GOAL PSF.6 – COST OF DEVELOPMENT. Ensure the provision of high-quality public services and infrastructure while maintaining the Town’s fiscal sustainability.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 14. Do you feel that the goals described above adequately address and provide guidance in Paradise Valley?

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* 15. If "No", how would you improve these goals?

General Plan Specific Topics

In response to community input, several specific issues or topics were directly addressed within select “policies” of the General Plan. Please review each topic summary below and utilize the response options to indicate your level of support for the proposed modifications. If you’d like to review the individual policies associated with each topic in specific detail, please visit the project website to view the Draft Plan in its entirety.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

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* 16. On a scale of 1 -5, please indicate your level of support with 5 being the strongest level of support for the proposed modifications below.

  1-Low Support 2 3-Moderate Support 4 5-High Support 
Within the Land Use Element, the Town’s three existing Development Areas (56th Street and Lincoln Drive, East Lincoln Drive North, and East Lincoln Drive South), created to focus resort development and redevelopment areas, have been removed in favor of utilizing the Town’s long-standing Special Use Permit (SUP) zoning process.
Within the Land Use & Open Space Elements, policy edits were made to clarify the preference for use of existing public areas (i.e. trailheads near Town limits) and private areas (i.e. residents own backyards) over the development of new areas or facilities.
Within the Community Character & Housing Element, specific policies were incorporated to address neighborhood safety and residential character issues that arise from the adverse impacts of short term rentals in the community.
Within the Mobility Element, Town-wide integrated pedestrian and bicycle circulation systems were removed and replaced with policies that support best practices to mitigate negative impacts and address public safety to ease neighborhood and bicycle conflicts.
Within the Mobility Element, new policies were added to address community feedback related to addressing vehicular and non-vehicular safety, traffic congestion, as well as cut-through and pass-through traffic.
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