Results in this presentation were collected during two different community sessions:
September 1, 2009 in Apache Junction
Among 238 attendees
September 2, 2009 in Anthem
Among 74 attendees
In which county do you live?
How old are you?
Which best describes who you represent?
Do you think that recent growth patterns—if continued—will preserve, enhance, or decrease the quality of life in Arizona?
Do you think that population growth in Arizona has slowed down for good or do you believe that once the economic slow down is over, people will continue to move to Arizona as fast as they were before?
How important do you think it is that we consider the quality of life of our children and grandchildren in planning the future of Superstition Vistas?
Each of the scenarios has a different density and mix of housing. Which of the following best reflects your opinion about the mix of housing that Superstition Vistas should include?
Primarily single-family homes , similar to the mix in the Phoenix area today.
A variety of single-family and multi-family homes , resulting in somewhat higher overall densities than current trends.
Primarily multi-family dwellings , resulting in a much higher density than exists in Phoenix today.
Which of the following best reflects your willingness to pay for environmental benefits and energy efficiency improvements to buildings and homes?
I am not willing to pay any extra money for more energy-efficient homes and businesses.
I am willing to pay a bit more if the extra initial cost pays for itself over a reasonable time period through energy cost savings.
Because of the environmental benefits, I’m willing to pay a moderate amount above what I can recoup through energy cost savings.
I’m willing to pay a significant amount in order to achieve substantial environmental benefits.
Which of the following best reflects your opinion about economic development on Superstition Vistas?
It is not important for there to be lots of jobs on Superstition Vistas. Jobs should be focused elsewhere in the region and it’s okay for Superstition Vistas to be a “bedroom community.”
There should be a balance of jobs and housing in Superstition Vistas to limit commute distances. Strong efforts should be made to attract economic catalysts, but not if it requires providing land or infrastructure at discounted costs.
There should be a balance of jobs and housing in Superstition Vistas to limit commute distances. Strong efforts should be made to attract economic catalysts. Providing land or infrastructure to economic catalysts at discounted costs is okay if it enhances the overall financial return to Arizona’s school children.
Which of the following do you feel is most important in planning the future of Superstition Vistas?
Economic development , high-paying jobs, and an appropriate jobs/housing balance.
Environmental performance that protects open space, reduces carbon footprint and water use, etc.
A variety of transportation options (roads, public transportation, walking, biking, equestrian, etc.), reduced road congestion, and destinations close to home.
A density and mix of housing that reflects what people want and can afford.
A preferred scenario will be created from elements of all the scenarios. Which of the scenarios would you like to see most heavily emphasized because it best reflects the future you would like for your children and grandchildren?
Most of the benefits achieved in all of the scenarios—especially Scenarios B, C, and D—would require State Trust Land reform. How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The necessary types of reforms should be pursued in Arizona to allow for the benefits of these scenarios.
The scenarios all would require substantial expenditure for roads, commuter rail, and other transportation investments. Which of the following best reflects your opinion?
A mix of different road and public transportation investments is critical to preserve the quality of life in the Phoenix area. Although there is a cost, the benefits outweigh the costs.
Investments should be made, but only in roads.
Don’t spend a dime.
We’ve invested a lot in thinking about the future of Arizona. How important do you think this kind of planning and visioning is for the future of the state?