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CITY OF ROCKY
RIVER
MASTER PLAN
COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
METHODOLOGY +
PROCESS
Formulated
Questions
Mailed
Surveys
Follow-Up
Postcard
Tabulated
Results
Produced
Report
Rocky River Survey
Total Households 8,822 Households
Rocky River Survey
Total Households 8,822 Households
Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys
Rocky River Survey
Total Households 8,822 Households
Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys
Returned Surveys 503 Surveys
Response Ra...
Rocky River Survey
Total Households 8,822 Households
Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys
Returned Surveys 503 Surveys
Response Ra...
INITIAL FINDINGS
SURVEY TOPICS
• Reasons for Residing in
Rocky River
• Housing
• Infrastructure and Identity
• Parks and Recreation
• Comme...
Strongly
Agree
Very High
Agree
High
Neither
Agree nor
Disagree
Average
Disagree
Low
Strongly
Disagree
Very Low
LEGEND
The ...
REASONS FOR RESIDING IN
ROCKY RIVER
44.9%
39.6%
34.0%
32.6%
27.0%
26.6%
26.6%
24.5%
22.1%
21.3%
21.1%
18.5%
16.9%
14.3%
11.9%
9.3%
7.6%
3.2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40...
44.9%
39.6%
34.0%
32.6%
27.0%
26.6%
26.6%
24.5%
22.1%
21.3%
21.1%
18.5%
16.9%
14.3%
11.9%
9.3%
7.6%
3.2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40...
44.9%
39.6%
34.0%
32.6%
27.0%
26.6%
26.6%
24.5%
22.1%
21.3%
21.1%
18.5%
16.9%
14.3%
11.9%
9.3%
7.6%
3.2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40...
44.9%
39.6%
34.0%
32.6%
27.0%
26.6%
26.6%
24.5%
22.1%
21.3%
21.1%
18.5%
16.9%
14.3%
11.9%
9.3%
7.6%
3.2%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
39.4%
26.9%
15.0%
14.6%
14.6%
10.3%
10.1%
9.4%
8.0%
7.8%
7.4%
7.2%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
3.7%
2.9%
2.7%
2.3%
1.2%
1.0%
0.6%
0.4%
...
HOUSING
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
53.8%
24.8%
23.3%
12.1%
14.2%
17.1%
9.3%
31.8%
29.6%
22.7%
25.2%
21.9%
19.0%
23.6%
19.3%
18.0%
13.2%
14.2%
9.2%
12.1%
34.6...
32.8%
31.9%
21.2%
18.6%
38.0%
36.8%
46.7%
35.4%
20.3%
26.7%
21.8%
36.5%
6.9%
8.0%
8.0%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
New homes s...
32.8%
31.9%
21.2%
18.6%
38.0%
36.8%
46.7%
35.4%
20.3%
26.7%
21.8%
36.5%
6.9%
8.0%
8.0%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
New homes s...
32.8%
31.9%
21.2%
18.6%
38.0%
36.8%
46.7%
35.4%
20.3%
26.7%
21.8%
36.5%
6.9%
8.0%
8.0%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
New homes s...
32.8%
31.9%
21.2%
18.6%
38.0%
36.8%
46.7%
35.4%
20.3%
26.7%
21.8%
36.5%
6.9%
8.0%
8.0%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
New homes s...
INFRASTRUCTURE AND
IDENTITY
OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE
34.0%
23.8%
8.8%
24.0%
21.7%
18.5%
43.4%
36.7%
50.7%
35.0%
33.3%
31.8%
17.8%
28.6%
33.0%
34.3%
...
OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE
34.0%
23.8%
8.8%
24.0%
21.7%
18.5%
43.4%
36.7%
50.7%
35.0%
33.3%
31.8%
17.8%
28.6%
33.0%
34.3%
...
OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE
34.0%
23.8%
8.8%
24.0%
21.7%
18.5%
43.4%
36.7%
50.7%
35.0%
33.3%
31.8%
17.8%
28.6%
33.0%
34.3%
...
OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE
34.0%
23.8%
8.8%
24.0%
21.7%
18.5%
43.4%
36.7%
50.7%
35.0%
33.3%
31.8%
17.8%
28.6%
33.0%
34.3%
...
OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE
34.0%
23.8%
8.8%
24.0%
21.7%
18.5%
43.4%
36.7%
50.7%
35.0%
33.3%
31.8%
17.8%
28.6%
33.0%
34.3%
...
41.5%
17.7%
6.6%
21.0%
11.4%
20.4%
10.2%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
65.1%
64.1%
46.6%
56.0%
45.1%
52.1%
37.9%
29.7%
25.6%
12.9%
9.4...
41.5%
17.7%
6.6%
21.0%
11.4%
20.4%
10.2%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
65.1%
64.1%
46.6%
56.0%
45.1%
52.1%
37.9%
29.7%
25.6%
12.9%
9.4...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
41.5%
21.0%
20.4%
19.2%
10.8%
46.8%
46.6%
45.1%
37.9%
29.7%
9.4%
26.4%
27.8%
31.4%
39.6%
10.2%
16.2%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
17.7%
6.6%
11.4%
10.2%
65.1%
64.1%
56.0%
52.1%
25.6%
12.9%
12.7%
23.4%
17.8%
23.0%
33.1%
19.0%
12.0%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
17.7%
6.6%
11.4%
10.2%
65.1%
64.1%
56.0%
52.1%
25.6%
12.9%
12.7%
23.4%
17.8%
23.0%
33.1%
19.0%
12.0%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
17.7%
6.6%
11.4%
10.2%
65.1%
64.1%
56.0%
52.1%
25.6%
12.9%
12.7%
23.4%
17.8%
23.0%
33.1%
19.0%
12.0%
...
OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
17.7%
6.6%
11.4%
10.2%
65.1%
64.1%
56.0%
52.1%
25.6%
12.9%
12.7%
23.4%
17.8%
23.0%
33.1%
19.0%
12.0%
...
PARKS AND RECREATION
40.4%
40.4%
33.0%
24.6%
16.1%
15.3%
16.6%
14.8%
13.1%
11.5%
12.3%
13.6%
10.4%
48.8%
47.9%
54.2%
60.5%
57.8%
55.9%
50.5%
50...
USE OF FACILITIES
USE OF FACILITIES
Lessthan50%Morethan50%
89.2%
88.3%
87.2%
85.2%
73.9%
71.2%
67.1%
65.4%
62.4%
56.3%
52.6%
51.7%
51.0%
26.6%
14.1%
14.2%
23.6%
11.7%
35.4%
30.5%
21...
24.6%
9.1%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
40.0%
54.4%
50.7%
36.3%
48.2%
46.5%
44.5%
26.4%
36.4%
34.0%
25.4%
27.1%
25.2%
19.9%
29.3%
30....
24.6%
9.1%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
40.0%
54.4%
50.7%
36.3%
48.2%
46.5%
44.5%
26.4%
36.4%
34.0%
25.4%
27.1%
25.2%
19.9%
29.3%
30....
OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES
9.1% 54.4%
48.2%
46.5%
44.5%
36.4%
34.0%
27.1%
29.3%
29.9%
39.0%
27.4%
39.3%
47.2%
43.2%
13.7%
1...
OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES
9.1% 54.4%
48.2%
46.5%
44.5%
36.4%
34.0%
27.1%
29.3%
29.9%
39.0%
27.4%
39.3%
47.2%
43.2%
13.7%
1...
OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES
9.1% 54.4%
48.2%
46.5%
44.5%
36.4%
34.0%
27.1%
29.3%
29.9%
39.0%
27.4%
39.3%
47.2%
43.2%
13.7%
1...
OPINIONS ON DIRECTION
24.6%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
8.5%
6.6%
40.0%
50.7%
36.3%
26.4%
25.4%
25.2%
19.9%
30.2%
26.1%
36.7%
55.0%
...
OPINIONS ON DIRECTION
24.6%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
8.5%
6.6%
40.0%
50.7%
36.3%
26.4%
25.4%
25.2%
19.9%
30.2%
26.1%
36.7%
55.0%
...
OPINIONS ON DIRECTION
24.6%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
8.5%
6.6%
40.0%
50.7%
36.3%
26.4%
25.4%
25.2%
19.9%
30.2%
26.1%
36.7%
55.0%
...
OPINIONS ON DIRECTION
24.6%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
8.5%
6.6%
40.0%
50.7%
36.3%
26.4%
25.4%
25.2%
19.9%
30.2%
26.1%
36.7%
55.0%
...
OPINIONS ON DIRECTION
24.6%
12.2%
24.1%
15.7%
8.5%
6.6%
40.0%
50.7%
36.3%
26.4%
25.4%
25.2%
19.9%
30.2%
26.1%
36.7%
55.0%
...
OPINIONS ON PARK PROGRAMMING
Excellent
13.6%
Good
54.8%
Average
28.9%
Poor
2.2%
Very Poor
0.4%
Excellent
21.5%
Good
60.8%
Average
17.1%
Poor
0.6%
OPINIONS ON OVERALL FACILITIES
COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
35.0%
28.8%
27.0%
13.2%
10.2%
12.6%
14.8%
48.5%
42.1%
41.8%
39.4%
40.7%
38.2%
34.7%
27.2%
15.0%
24.6%
19.0%
34.9%
35.9%
33...
34.4%
33.9%
20.5%
14.0%
18.4%
10.5%
12.5%
10.7%
36.6%
34.2%
25.2%
29.1%
24.6%
23.4%
19.6%
18.3%
24.3%
25.7%
37.7%
43.5%
43...
34.4%
33.9%
20.5%
14.0%
18.4%
10.5%
12.5%
10.7%
36.6%
34.2%
25.2%
29.1%
24.6%
23.4%
19.6%
18.3%
24.3%
25.7%
37.7%
43.5%
43...
34.4%
33.9%
20.5%
14.0%
18.4%
10.5%
12.5%
10.7%
36.6%
34.2%
25.2%
29.1%
24.6%
23.4%
19.6%
18.3%
24.3%
25.7%
37.7%
43.5%
43...
34.4%
33.9%
20.5%
14.0%
18.4%
10.5%
12.5%
10.7%
36.6%
34.2%
25.2%
29.1%
24.6%
23.4%
19.6%
18.3%
24.3%
25.7%
37.7%
43.5%
43...
TRANSPORTATION
EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS
88.2% 90.1%
84.5% 86.7% 89.5%
2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1%
37.7%
33.9% 33.8% 33.1%
24.0%
40....
EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS
88.2% 90.1%
84.5% 86.7% 89.5%
2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1%
37.7%
33.9% 33.8% 33.1%
24.0%
40....
EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS
88.2% 90.1%
84.5% 86.7% 89.5%
2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1%
37.7%
33.9% 33.8% 33.1%
24.0%
40....
EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS
88.2% 90.1%
84.5% 86.7% 89.5%
2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1%
37.7%
33.9% 33.8% 33.1%
24.0%
40....
EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS
88.2% 90.1%
84.5% 86.7% 89.5%
2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1%
37.7%
33.9% 33.8% 33.1%
24.0%
40....
27.5%
23.4%
23.7%
10.2%
28.2%
29.2%
22.1%
14.2%
29.1%
26.6%
30.6%
37.5%
8.2%
12.2%
11.4%
19.3%
7.0%
8.6%
12.1%
18.8%
0% 20...
27.5%
23.4%
23.7%
10.2%
28.2%
29.2%
22.1%
14.2%
29.1%
26.6%
30.6%
37.5%
8.2%
12.2%
11.4%
19.3%
7.0%
8.6%
12.1%
18.8%
0% 20...
PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
33.9%
20.0%
67.9%
61.6%
33.3%
19.2%
54.4%
57.8%
65.9%
33.6%
37.0%
49.3%
Young Adults ...
OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS
10.3%
12.6%
10.0%
8.8%
49.9%
38.9%
33.4%
30.8%
19.3%
15.7%
30.8%
27.8%
39.6%
24.0%
31.5%
26...
OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS
10.3%
12.6%
10.0%
8.8%
49.9%
38.9%
33.4%
30.8%
19.3%
15.7%
30.8%
27.8%
39.6%
24.0%
31.5%
26...
OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS
10.3%
12.6%
10.0%
8.8%
49.9%
38.9%
33.4%
30.8%
19.3%
15.7%
30.8%
27.8%
39.6%
24.0%
31.5%
26...
OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS
10.3%
12.6%
10.0%
8.8%
49.9%
38.9%
33.4%
30.8%
19.3%
15.7%
30.8%
27.8%
39.6%
24.0%
31.5%
26...
OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS
10.3%
12.6%
10.0%
8.8%
49.9%
38.9%
33.4%
30.8%
19.3%
15.7%
30.8%
27.8%
39.6%
24.0%
31.5%
26...
COMMUNICATION
55.9%
50.5%
46.8%
35.2%
34.0%
25.7%
21.7%
8.3%
5.8%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
Direct mail
Email
City website
Local Newspa...
55.9%
50.5%
46.8%
35.2%
34.0%
25.7%
21.7%
8.3%
5.8%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
Direct mail
Email
City website
Local Newspa...
Excellent
7.5%
Good
36.0%
Average
38.6%
Poor
16.2%
Very Poor
1.7%
OPINIONS ON CITY COMMUNICATION
QUALITY OF LIFE
Excellent
53.1%
Good
43.1%
Average
3.4%
Poor
0.2% Very Poor
0.2%
OPINIONS ON QUALITY OF LIFE
DEMOGRAPHICS
AGE OF RESPONDENTS
9.0%
14.6%
13.8%
21.4%
20.5%
20.7%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
18 to 34
35 to 44
45 to 54
55 to 64
65 to 74
7...
AGE OF RESPONDENTS
9.0%
14.6%
13.8%
21.4%
20.5%
20.7%
10.3%
14.9%
19.4%
18.5%
17.1%
19.8%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
18 to 34
3...
LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
8.4%
14.9%
10.8%
18.4%
16.7%
30.8%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%
Under 2 years
2-5 years
6-10 years
11...
3.8%
11.5%
13.4%
9.1%
4.7%
2.6%
54.9%
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
Under 2 years
2-5 years
6-10 years
11-20 years
21-30 year...
TENURE
Homeowner
86.5%
Renter
13.5%
Owning
88.9%
Renting,
11.1%
PLANNED TENURE
AGE OF RESPONDENT HOUSEHOLD
MEMBERS
19.8%
5.7%
9.1%
10.9%
11.1%
15.9%
14.4%
13.3%
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
0 to 17
18 to 24
2...
AGE OF RESPONDENT HOUSEHOLD
MEMBERS
19.8%
5.7%
9.1%
10.9%
11.1%
15.9%
14.4%
13.3%
21.5%
5.2%
10.1%
11.8%
14.3%
13.0%
10.8%...
MAJOR THEMES
• Maintaining existing neighborhoods and
renovating or expanding existing homes
are the key priorities of residents
DIRECT...
• Residents are seeking a variety of
housing types: newer homes, smaller
homes, cluster homes, and larger homes
• Resident...
• Younger respondents are searching for
larger, newer, or renovated homes
• Working age respondents are looking for
one-fl...
• More than two-thirds of residents agree
that new homes should fit with the scale
and design of existing homes
• A majori...
• Residents would like to see additional
seating, bike amenities, and trails in City
parks
• Residents would like improved...
• Residents want to maintain attractive
design of commercial buildings with
neighborhood scale and character, an
appropria...
• Residents whole-heartedly agree that
Rocky River’s streets are attractive but
need repairs such as paving and filling
po...
• Residents also believe bikeways and
trails need to be available, and sidewalks
need improvements
• Among younger residen...
• Environmentally friendly development is
a core community value
• Residents agree that green stormwater
infrastructure is...
• Residents prefer improvements to the
walking and biking environment over the
driving environment
• Seniors prefer improv...
• Parking in Downtown is not considered
as easy as other commercial areas
• Very few people avoid Downtown due to
lack of ...
• Far more people say City communication
is positive than negative
• More than two-thirds of residents say
park programmin...
• Methodology + Process
• Initial Findings
• Demographics
• Major Themes
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  1. 1. CITY OF ROCKY RIVER MASTER PLAN COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS
  2. 2. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  3. 3. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  4. 4. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  5. 5. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  6. 6. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  7. 7. METHODOLOGY + PROCESS
  8. 8. Formulated Questions Mailed Surveys Follow-Up Postcard Tabulated Results Produced Report
  9. 9. Rocky River Survey Total Households 8,822 Households
  10. 10. Rocky River Survey Total Households 8,822 Households Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys
  11. 11. Rocky River Survey Total Households 8,822 Households Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys Returned Surveys 503 Surveys Response Rate 35.9%
  12. 12. Rocky River Survey Total Households 8,822 Households Mailed Surveys 1,400 Surveys Returned Surveys 503 Surveys Response Rate 35.9% Confidence Level 95% Statistical Error Rate +/- 4.24
  13. 13. INITIAL FINDINGS
  14. 14. SURVEY TOPICS • Reasons for Residing in Rocky River • Housing • Infrastructure and Identity • Parks and Recreation • Commercial Development • Transportation • Communication • Quality of Life
  15. 15. Strongly Agree Very High Agree High Neither Agree nor Disagree Average Disagree Low Strongly Disagree Very Low LEGEND The graphs in this presentation have been sorted by most popular answer.
  16. 16. REASONS FOR RESIDING IN ROCKY RIVER
  17. 17. 44.9% 39.6% 34.0% 32.6% 27.0% 26.6% 26.6% 24.5% 22.1% 21.3% 21.1% 18.5% 16.9% 14.3% 11.9% 9.3% 7.6% 3.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Quality of the school system Feel safe in the City/my neighborhood Property is a good investment Close to Lake Erie Easy access to Downtown Cleveland Close to family and/or friends High quality of municipal services Offers the type of housing I want Well-maintained neighborhood Enjoy walking and biking community Close to shopping For the suburban environment Easy access to Metroparks/natural areas Access to highways Close to my work Enjoy Downtown Rocky River Housing costs fit my budget Easy access to City parks REASONS FOR RESIDING IN ROCKY RIVER
  18. 18. 44.9% 39.6% 34.0% 32.6% 27.0% 26.6% 26.6% 24.5% 22.1% 21.3% 21.1% 18.5% 16.9% 14.3% 11.9% 9.3% 7.6% 3.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Quality of the school system Feel safe in the City/my neighborhood Property is a good investment Close to Lake Erie Easy access to Downtown Cleveland Close to family and/or friends High quality of municipal services Offers the type of housing I want Well-maintained neighborhood Enjoy walking and biking community Close to shopping For the suburban environment Easy access to Metroparks/natural areas Access to highways Close to my work Enjoy Downtown Rocky River Housing costs fit my budget Easy access to City parks REASONS FOR RESIDING IN ROCKY RIVER Morethan10% Lessthan 10% Top Answers
  19. 19. 44.9% 39.6% 34.0% 32.6% 27.0% 26.6% 26.6% 24.5% 22.1% 21.3% 21.1% 18.5% 16.9% 14.3% 11.9% 9.3% 7.6% 3.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Quality of the school system Feel safe in the City/my neighborhood Property is a good investment Close to Lake Erie Easy access to Downtown Cleveland Close to family and/or friends High quality of municipal services Offers the type of housing I want Well-maintained neighborhood Enjoy walking and biking community Close to shopping For the suburban environment Easy access to Metroparks/natural areas Access to highways Close to my work Enjoy Downtown Rocky River Housing costs fit my budget Easy access to City parks REASONS FOR RESIDING IN ROCKY RIVER
  20. 20. 44.9% 39.6% 34.0% 32.6% 27.0% 26.6% 26.6% 24.5% 22.1% 21.3% 21.1% 18.5% 16.9% 14.3% 11.9% 9.3% 7.6% 3.2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Quality of the school system Feel safe in the City/my neighborhood Property is a good investment Close to Lake Erie Easy access to Downtown Cleveland Close to family and/or friends High quality of municipal services Offers the type of housing I want Well-maintained neighborhood Enjoy walking and biking community Close to shopping For the suburban environment Easy access to Metroparks/natural areas Access to highways Close to my work Enjoy Downtown Rocky River Housing costs fit my budget Easy access to City parks REASONS FOR RESIDING IN ROCKY RIVER
  21. 21. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  22. 22. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING Lessthan10% Top Answers
  23. 23. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  24. 24. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  25. 25. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  26. 26. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  27. 27. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  28. 28. 39.4% 26.9% 15.0% 14.6% 14.6% 10.3% 10.1% 9.4% 8.0% 7.8% 7.4% 7.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.1% 3.7% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.2% 1.0% 0.6% 0.4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% I would not consider moving out For lower taxes For a different climate For more home for my money For one-floor living accommodations To be closer to family and/or friends For a newer house To be closer to work/job related For a retirement friendly community For a smaller house For attached condos/clustered homes For a larger house For a more rural environment To be able to walk places For less traffic congestion For a safer community For a higher quality of municipal services For a rental unit To be closer to Downtown Cleveland For better access to shopping For better community facilities For a better school district To have better access to highways CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING
  29. 29. HOUSING
  30. 30. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS
  31. 31. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS Morehighpriority thanlow More than50% Morelowpriority thanhigh
  32. 32. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS
  33. 33. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS
  34. 34. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS
  35. 35. 53.8% 24.8% 23.3% 12.1% 14.2% 17.1% 9.3% 31.8% 29.6% 22.7% 25.2% 21.9% 19.0% 23.6% 19.3% 18.0% 13.2% 14.2% 9.2% 12.1% 34.6% 30.4% 38.8% 40.2% 32.5% 45.8% 33.2% 32.6% 35.4% 27.7% 22.9% 14.2% 16.6% 17.0% 18.8% 10.4% 25.9% 26.8% 22.7% 30.6% 30.0% 12.6% 11.5% 13.1% 13.3% 22.2% 23.3% 30.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintaining existing housing and neighborhoods More renovations and expansions of existing homes More accessible housing options for seniors More single-family, detached homes More walkable housing options More one-floor living accommodations More housing options for young people More townhouses in appropriate locations More condos in appropriate locations More infill development on vacant land More mixed-use buildings More apartment buildings in appropriate locations PRIORITY HOUSING NEEDS
  36. 36. 32.8% 31.9% 21.2% 18.6% 38.0% 36.8% 46.7% 35.4% 20.3% 26.7% 21.8% 36.5% 6.9% 8.0% 8.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% New homes should match in scale and design There should be design codes for commercial properties Existing design codes are effective There should be design codes for residential properties OPINIONS ON DESIGN CODES
  37. 37. 32.8% 31.9% 21.2% 18.6% 38.0% 36.8% 46.7% 35.4% 20.3% 26.7% 21.8% 36.5% 6.9% 8.0% 8.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% New homes should match in scale and design There should be design codes for commercial properties Existing design codes are effective There should be design codes for residential properties OPINIONS ON DESIGN CODES
  38. 38. 32.8% 31.9% 21.2% 18.6% 38.0% 36.8% 46.7% 35.4% 20.3% 26.7% 21.8% 36.5% 6.9% 8.0% 8.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% New homes should match in scale and design There should be design codes for commercial properties Existing design codes are effective There should be design codes for residential properties OPINIONS ON DESIGN CODES
  39. 39. 32.8% 31.9% 21.2% 18.6% 38.0% 36.8% 46.7% 35.4% 20.3% 26.7% 21.8% 36.5% 6.9% 8.0% 8.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% New homes should match in scale and design There should be design codes for commercial properties Existing design codes are effective There should be design codes for residential properties OPINIONS ON DESIGN CODES
  40. 40. INFRASTRUCTURE AND IDENTITY
  41. 41. OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE 34.0% 23.8% 8.8% 24.0% 21.7% 18.5% 43.4% 36.7% 50.7% 35.0% 33.3% 31.8% 17.8% 28.6% 33.0% 34.3% 34.6% 43.1% 6.6% 10.1% 6.1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Streets need to be improved Trails and bikeways need to be available Wayfinding signs are effective Stormwater should be handled in more efficient, environmentally friendly ways Sidewalks need to be improved The sewer system needs to be improved
  42. 42. OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE 34.0% 23.8% 8.8% 24.0% 21.7% 18.5% 43.4% 36.7% 50.7% 35.0% 33.3% 31.8% 17.8% 28.6% 33.0% 34.3% 34.6% 43.1% 6.6% 10.1% 6.1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Streets need to be improved Trails and bikeways need to be available Wayfinding signs are effective Stormwater should be handled in more efficient, environmentally friendly ways Sidewalks need to be improved The sewer system needs to be improved
  43. 43. OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE 34.0% 23.8% 8.8% 24.0% 21.7% 18.5% 43.4% 36.7% 50.7% 35.0% 33.3% 31.8% 17.8% 28.6% 33.0% 34.3% 34.6% 43.1% 6.6% 10.1% 6.1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Streets need to be improved Trails and bikeways need to be available Wayfinding signs are effective Stormwater should be handled in more efficient, environmentally friendly ways Sidewalks need to be improved The sewer system needs to be improved
  44. 44. OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE 34.0% 23.8% 8.8% 24.0% 21.7% 18.5% 43.4% 36.7% 50.7% 35.0% 33.3% 31.8% 17.8% 28.6% 33.0% 34.3% 34.6% 43.1% 6.6% 10.1% 6.1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Streets need to be improved Trails and bikeways need to be available Wayfinding signs are effective Stormwater should be handled in more efficient, environmentally friendly ways Sidewalks need to be improved The sewer system needs to be improved
  45. 45. OPINIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE 34.0% 23.8% 8.8% 24.0% 21.7% 18.5% 43.4% 36.7% 50.7% 35.0% 33.3% 31.8% 17.8% 28.6% 33.0% 34.3% 34.6% 43.1% 6.6% 10.1% 6.1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Streets need to be improved Trails and bikeways need to be available Wayfinding signs are effective Stormwater should be handled in more efficient, environmentally friendly ways Sidewalks need to be improved The sewer system needs to be improved
  46. 46. 41.5% 17.7% 6.6% 21.0% 11.4% 20.4% 10.2% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 65.1% 64.1% 46.6% 56.0% 45.1% 52.1% 37.9% 29.7% 25.6% 12.9% 9.4% 12.7% 23.4% 26.4% 17.8% 27.8% 23.0% 31.4% 39.6% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 10.2% 16.2% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% The City has a unique and strong sense of place Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Historic preservation is a core community value Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Environmentally friendly development is a core community value Detroit Road is attractive City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
  47. 47. 41.5% 17.7% 6.6% 21.0% 11.4% 20.4% 10.2% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 65.1% 64.1% 46.6% 56.0% 45.1% 52.1% 37.9% 29.7% 25.6% 12.9% 9.4% 12.7% 23.4% 26.4% 17.8% 27.8% 23.0% 31.4% 39.6% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 10.2% 16.2% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% The City has a unique and strong sense of place Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Historic preservation is a core community value Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Environmentally friendly development is a core community value Detroit Road is attractive City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive OPINIONS ON IDENTITY
  48. 48. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art
  49. 49. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art Lessthan50%Morethan50%
  50. 50. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art
  51. 51. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art
  52. 52. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art
  53. 53. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 41.5% 21.0% 20.4% 19.2% 10.8% 46.8% 46.6% 45.1% 37.9% 29.7% 9.4% 26.4% 27.8% 31.4% 39.6% 10.2% 16.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Rocky River has a unique and strong sense of place Historic preservation is a core community value Environmentally friendly development is a core community value City gateways should be improved with signage, landscaping, and art The City should promote and invest in public art
  54. 54. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 17.7% 6.6% 11.4% 10.2% 65.1% 64.1% 56.0% 52.1% 25.6% 12.9% 12.7% 23.4% 17.8% 23.0% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Detroit Road is attractive Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive
  55. 55. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 17.7% 6.6% 11.4% 10.2% 65.1% 64.1% 56.0% 52.1% 25.6% 12.9% 12.7% 23.4% 17.8% 23.0% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Detroit Road is attractive Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive Lessthan50%Morethan50%
  56. 56. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 17.7% 6.6% 11.4% 10.2% 65.1% 64.1% 56.0% 52.1% 25.6% 12.9% 12.7% 23.4% 17.8% 23.0% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Detroit Road is attractive Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive
  57. 57. OPINIONS ON IDENTITY 17.7% 6.6% 11.4% 10.2% 65.1% 64.1% 56.0% 52.1% 25.6% 12.9% 12.7% 23.4% 17.8% 23.0% 33.1% 19.0% 12.0% 12.8% 31.1% 45.8% 7.4% 20.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Lake Road is attractive Rocky River's streets are attractive Hilliard Boulevard is attractive Detroit Road is attractive Wooster Road is attractive Center Ridge Road is attractive
  58. 58. PARKS AND RECREATION
  59. 59. 40.4% 40.4% 33.0% 24.6% 16.1% 15.3% 16.6% 14.8% 13.1% 11.5% 12.3% 13.6% 10.4% 48.8% 47.9% 54.2% 60.5% 57.8% 55.9% 50.5% 50.5% 49.4% 44.7% 40.4% 38.1% 40.6% 10.8% 10.7% 11.8% 14.3% 23.3% 26.4% 30.7% 26.1% 34.2% 40.4% 40.4% 40.9% 40.6% 6.0% 6.4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Outdoor Water Zone Pool Rocky River Park Don Umerley Civic Center Elmwood Park City Hall Park Hamilton Ice Arena Linden Park Bradstreet's Landing Tri-City Park Martin Park Bates Road Tot Lot Rocky River Middle School Tot Lot Morley Park OPINIONS ON FACILITIES
  60. 60. USE OF FACILITIES
  61. 61. USE OF FACILITIES Lessthan50%Morethan50%
  62. 62. 89.2% 88.3% 87.2% 85.2% 73.9% 71.2% 67.1% 65.4% 62.4% 56.3% 52.6% 51.7% 51.0% 26.6% 14.1% 14.2% 23.6% 11.7% 35.4% 30.5% 21.6% 47.5% 53.7% 74.2% 60.7% 55.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Outdoor Water Zone Pool Rocky River Park Don Umerley Civic Center Elmwood Park City Hall Park Hamilton Ice Arena Linden Park Bradstreet's Landing Tri-City Park Martin Park Bates Road Tot Lot Rocky River Middle School Tot Lot Morley Park USE AND OPINION OF FACILITIES High Quality Ranking Percent Have Not Used
  63. 63. 24.6% 9.1% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 40.0% 54.4% 50.7% 36.3% 48.2% 46.5% 44.5% 26.4% 36.4% 34.0% 25.4% 27.1% 25.2% 19.9% 29.3% 30.2% 26.1% 29.9% 39.0% 27.4% 36.7% 39.3% 47.2% 55.0% 43.2% 36.0% 11.7% 11.7% 13.7% 18.6% 18.8% 17.5% 10.6% 8.9% 22.8% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities There are enough open field areas The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved There are enough wooded or natural areas There are enough facilities for all ages There is enough parking at facilities Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There is adequate seating There are amenities so I can bike to parks There should be more community events There are enough trails The City should invest in additional parks and facilities OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  64. 64. 24.6% 9.1% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 40.0% 54.4% 50.7% 36.3% 48.2% 46.5% 44.5% 26.4% 36.4% 34.0% 25.4% 27.1% 25.2% 19.9% 29.3% 30.2% 26.1% 29.9% 39.0% 27.4% 36.7% 39.3% 47.2% 55.0% 43.2% 36.0% 11.7% 11.7% 13.7% 18.6% 18.8% 17.5% 10.6% 8.9% 22.8% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities There are enough open field areas The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved There are enough wooded or natural areas There are enough facilities for all ages There is enough parking at facilities Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There is adequate seating There are amenities so I can bike to parks There should be more community events There are enough trails The City should invest in additional parks and facilities OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  65. 65. OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES 9.1% 54.4% 48.2% 46.5% 44.5% 36.4% 34.0% 27.1% 29.3% 29.9% 39.0% 27.4% 39.3% 47.2% 43.2% 13.7% 18.6% 17.5% 10.6% 22.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% There are enough open field areas There are enough wooded or natural areas There are enough facilities for all ages There is enough parking at facilities There is adequate seating There are amenities so I can bike to parks There are enough trails
  66. 66. OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES 9.1% 54.4% 48.2% 46.5% 44.5% 36.4% 34.0% 27.1% 29.3% 29.9% 39.0% 27.4% 39.3% 47.2% 43.2% 13.7% 18.6% 17.5% 10.6% 22.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% There are enough open field areas There are enough wooded or natural areas There are enough facilities for all ages There is enough parking at facilities There is adequate seating There are amenities so I can bike to parks There are enough trails Lessthan50%Morethan50%
  67. 67. OPINIONS ON PARK FEATURES 9.1% 54.4% 48.2% 46.5% 44.5% 36.4% 34.0% 27.1% 29.3% 29.9% 39.0% 27.4% 39.3% 47.2% 43.2% 13.7% 18.6% 17.5% 10.6% 22.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% There are enough open field areas There are enough wooded or natural areas There are enough facilities for all ages There is enough parking at facilities There is adequate seating There are amenities so I can bike to parks There are enough trails
  68. 68. OPINIONS ON DIRECTION 24.6% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 8.5% 6.6% 40.0% 50.7% 36.3% 26.4% 25.4% 25.2% 19.9% 30.2% 26.1% 36.7% 55.0% 36.0% 11.7% 8.9% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There should be more community events The City should invest in additional parks and facilities
  69. 69. OPINIONS ON DIRECTION 24.6% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 8.5% 6.6% 40.0% 50.7% 36.3% 26.4% 25.4% 25.2% 19.9% 30.2% 26.1% 36.7% 55.0% 36.0% 11.7% 8.9% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There should be more community events The City should invest in additional parks and facilities Lessthan 50% Morethan50%Moredisagree thanagree
  70. 70. OPINIONS ON DIRECTION 24.6% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 8.5% 6.6% 40.0% 50.7% 36.3% 26.4% 25.4% 25.2% 19.9% 30.2% 26.1% 36.7% 55.0% 36.0% 11.7% 8.9% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There should be more community events The City should invest in additional parks and facilities
  71. 71. OPINIONS ON DIRECTION 24.6% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 8.5% 6.6% 40.0% 50.7% 36.3% 26.4% 25.4% 25.2% 19.9% 30.2% 26.1% 36.7% 55.0% 36.0% 11.7% 8.9% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There should be more community events The City should invest in additional parks and facilities
  72. 72. OPINIONS ON DIRECTION 24.6% 12.2% 24.1% 15.7% 8.5% 6.6% 40.0% 50.7% 36.3% 26.4% 25.4% 25.2% 19.9% 30.2% 26.1% 36.7% 55.0% 36.0% 11.7% 8.9% 25.2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I regularly use park and recreation facilities The City Hall Campus is a high quality complex Public access to Lake Erie should be improved Public access to the Rocky River and the Metroparks should be improved There should be more community events The City should invest in additional parks and facilities
  73. 73. OPINIONS ON PARK PROGRAMMING Excellent 13.6% Good 54.8% Average 28.9% Poor 2.2% Very Poor 0.4%
  74. 74. Excellent 21.5% Good 60.8% Average 17.1% Poor 0.6% OPINIONS ON OVERALL FACILITIES
  75. 75. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  76. 76. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  77. 77. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS Lessthan50%Morethan50%
  78. 78. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  79. 79. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  80. 80. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  81. 81. 35.0% 28.8% 27.0% 13.2% 10.2% 12.6% 14.8% 48.5% 42.1% 41.8% 39.4% 40.7% 38.2% 34.7% 27.2% 15.0% 24.6% 19.0% 34.9% 35.9% 33.5% 35.4% 47.0% 10.1% 10.6% 11.3% 13.9% 12.7% 17.7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Maintain a neighborhood scale and character Update sign codes to ensure attractive design Focus development efforts on Center Ridge Road Focus on mixed-use, walkable development Attract office employment Focus development efforts on Downtown Attract a greater diversity of retail/service stores Focus on adding residential uses to commercial areas OPINIONS ON POLICY STATEMENTS
  82. 82. 34.4% 33.9% 20.5% 14.0% 18.4% 10.5% 12.5% 10.7% 36.6% 34.2% 25.2% 29.1% 24.6% 23.4% 19.6% 18.3% 24.3% 25.7% 37.7% 43.5% 43.7% 42.6% 42.3% 50.9% 10.9% 9.9% 10.2% 17.6% 19.2% 16.4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Center Ridge Road (west of Northview Road) Center Ridge Road (east of Northview Road) Downtown Rocky River Detroit Road (west of Downtown) Wooster Road (at Hilliard Blvd) Lake Road (east of the Clock Tower) Lake Road (at Bradstreet's Landing) Wooster Road (at Inglewood/Shoreland) PRIORITY COMMERCIAL AREAS
  83. 83. 34.4% 33.9% 20.5% 14.0% 18.4% 10.5% 12.5% 10.7% 36.6% 34.2% 25.2% 29.1% 24.6% 23.4% 19.6% 18.3% 24.3% 25.7% 37.7% 43.5% 43.7% 42.6% 42.3% 50.9% 10.9% 9.9% 10.2% 17.6% 19.2% 16.4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Center Ridge Road (west of Northview Road) Center Ridge Road (east of Northview Road) Downtown Rocky River Detroit Road (west of Downtown) Wooster Road (at Hilliard Blvd) Lake Road (east of the Clock Tower) Lake Road (at Bradstreet's Landing) Wooster Road (at Inglewood/Shoreland) PRIORITY COMMERCIAL AREAS Lessthan50% Morethan 50%
  84. 84. 34.4% 33.9% 20.5% 14.0% 18.4% 10.5% 12.5% 10.7% 36.6% 34.2% 25.2% 29.1% 24.6% 23.4% 19.6% 18.3% 24.3% 25.7% 37.7% 43.5% 43.7% 42.6% 42.3% 50.9% 10.9% 9.9% 10.2% 17.6% 19.2% 16.4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Center Ridge Road (west of Northview Road) Center Ridge Road (east of Northview Road) Downtown Rocky River Detroit Road (west of Downtown) Wooster Road (at Hilliard Blvd) Lake Road (east of the Clock Tower) Lake Road (at Bradstreet's Landing) Wooster Road (at Inglewood/Shoreland) PRIORITY COMMERCIAL AREAS
  85. 85. 34.4% 33.9% 20.5% 14.0% 18.4% 10.5% 12.5% 10.7% 36.6% 34.2% 25.2% 29.1% 24.6% 23.4% 19.6% 18.3% 24.3% 25.7% 37.7% 43.5% 43.7% 42.6% 42.3% 50.9% 10.9% 9.9% 10.2% 17.6% 19.2% 16.4% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Center Ridge Road (west of Northview Road) Center Ridge Road (east of Northview Road) Downtown Rocky River Detroit Road (west of Downtown) Wooster Road (at Hilliard Blvd) Lake Road (east of the Clock Tower) Lake Road (at Bradstreet's Landing) Wooster Road (at Inglewood/Shoreland) PRIORITY COMMERCIAL AREAS
  86. 86. TRANSPORTATION
  87. 87. EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS 88.2% 90.1% 84.5% 86.7% 89.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1% 37.7% 33.9% 33.8% 33.1% 24.0% 40.8% 21.0% 33.8% 34.7% 28.1% City Parks and Recreation Facilities Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Lake Erie Downtown Rocky River Other Retail Areas 90.6% 89.3% 91.6% 97.3% 4.0% 1.7% 2.1% 9.5% 25.6% 32.1% 26.9% 20.5% 33.5% 31.0% 24.6% 7.6% Grocery Stores Rocky River Public Library The City Hall Campus Surrounding Communities By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  88. 88. EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS 88.2% 90.1% 84.5% 86.7% 89.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1% 37.7% 33.9% 33.8% 33.1% 24.0% 40.8% 21.0% 33.8% 34.7% 28.1% City Parks and Recreation Facilities Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Lake Erie Downtown Rocky River Other Retail Areas 90.6% 89.3% 91.6% 97.3% 4.0% 1.7% 2.1% 9.5% 25.6% 32.1% 26.9% 20.5% 33.5% 31.0% 24.6% 7.6% Grocery Stores Rocky River Public Library The City Hall Campus Surrounding Communities By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  89. 89. EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS 88.2% 90.1% 84.5% 86.7% 89.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1% 37.7% 33.9% 33.8% 33.1% 24.0% 40.8% 21.0% 33.8% 34.7% 28.1% City Parks and Recreation Facilities Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Lake Erie Downtown Rocky River Other Retail Areas 90.6% 89.3% 91.6% 97.3% 4.0% 1.7% 2.1% 9.5% 25.6% 32.1% 26.9% 20.5% 33.5% 31.0% 24.6% 7.6% Grocery Stores Rocky River Public Library The City Hall Campus Surrounding Communities By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  90. 90. EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS 88.2% 90.1% 84.5% 86.7% 89.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1% 37.7% 33.9% 33.8% 33.1% 24.0% 40.8% 21.0% 33.8% 34.7% 28.1% City Parks and Recreation Facilities Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Lake Erie Downtown Rocky River Other Retail Areas 90.6% 89.3% 91.6% 97.3% 4.0% 1.7% 2.1% 9.5% 25.6% 32.1% 26.9% 20.5% 33.5% 31.0% 24.6% 7.6% Grocery Stores Rocky River Public Library The City Hall Campus Surrounding Communities By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  91. 91. EASY WAYS TO VARIOUS DESTINATIONS 88.2% 90.1% 84.5% 86.7% 89.5% 2.1% 1.5% 0.9% 4.0% 5.1% 37.7% 33.9% 33.8% 33.1% 24.0% 40.8% 21.0% 33.8% 34.7% 28.1% City Parks and Recreation Facilities Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation Lake Erie Downtown Rocky River Other Retail Areas 90.6% 89.3% 91.6% 97.3% 4.0% 1.7% 2.1% 9.5% 25.6% 32.1% 26.9% 20.5% 33.5% 31.0% 24.6% 7.6% Grocery Stores Rocky River Public Library The City Hall Campus Surrounding Communities By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  92. 92. 27.5% 23.4% 23.7% 10.2% 28.2% 29.2% 22.1% 14.2% 29.1% 26.6% 30.6% 37.5% 8.2% 12.2% 11.4% 19.3% 7.0% 8.6% 12.1% 18.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Walking Bike Car Public Transit PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
  93. 93. 27.5% 23.4% 23.7% 10.2% 28.2% 29.2% 22.1% 14.2% 29.1% 26.6% 30.6% 37.5% 8.2% 12.2% 11.4% 19.3% 7.0% 8.6% 12.1% 18.8% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Walking Bike Car Public Transit PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS Less than 50% Morethan 50% Morelowthan high
  94. 94. PRIORITY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS 33.9% 20.0% 67.9% 61.6% 33.3% 19.2% 54.4% 57.8% 65.9% 33.6% 37.0% 49.3% Young Adults Working Age Adults Seniors By Transit By Car By Bike On Foot
  95. 95. OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS 10.3% 12.6% 10.0% 8.8% 49.9% 38.9% 33.4% 30.8% 19.3% 15.7% 30.8% 27.8% 39.6% 24.0% 31.5% 26.7% 7.5% 16.5% 14.3% 34.2% 27.9% 34.4% 7.4% 12.5% 19.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Parking in other commercial areas is easy The City should invest in off-street parking Downtown The City should improve on-street parking Downtown Parking in Downtown is easy I would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown I avoid Downtown because of a lack of parking
  96. 96. OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS 10.3% 12.6% 10.0% 8.8% 49.9% 38.9% 33.4% 30.8% 19.3% 15.7% 30.8% 27.8% 39.6% 24.0% 31.5% 26.7% 7.5% 16.5% 14.3% 34.2% 27.9% 34.4% 7.4% 12.5% 19.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Parking in other commercial areas is easy The City should invest in off-street parking Downtown The City should improve on-street parking Downtown Parking in Downtown is easy I would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown I avoid Downtown because of a lack of parking Less than 50% Morethan 50% Moredisagreethan agree
  97. 97. OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS 10.3% 12.6% 10.0% 8.8% 49.9% 38.9% 33.4% 30.8% 19.3% 15.7% 30.8% 27.8% 39.6% 24.0% 31.5% 26.7% 7.5% 16.5% 14.3% 34.2% 27.9% 34.4% 7.4% 12.5% 19.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Parking in other commercial areas is easy The City should invest in off-street parking Downtown The City should improve on-street parking Downtown Parking in Downtown is easy I would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown I avoid Downtown because of a lack of parking
  98. 98. OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS 10.3% 12.6% 10.0% 8.8% 49.9% 38.9% 33.4% 30.8% 19.3% 15.7% 30.8% 27.8% 39.6% 24.0% 31.5% 26.7% 7.5% 16.5% 14.3% 34.2% 27.9% 34.4% 7.4% 12.5% 19.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Parking in other commercial areas is easy The City should invest in off-street parking Downtown The City should improve on-street parking Downtown Parking in Downtown is easy I would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown I avoid Downtown because of a lack of parking
  99. 99. OPINIONS ON PARKING STATEMENTS 10.3% 12.6% 10.0% 8.8% 49.9% 38.9% 33.4% 30.8% 19.3% 15.7% 30.8% 27.8% 39.6% 24.0% 31.5% 26.7% 7.5% 16.5% 14.3% 34.2% 27.9% 34.4% 7.4% 12.5% 19.0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Parking in other commercial areas is easy The City should invest in off-street parking Downtown The City should improve on-street parking Downtown Parking in Downtown is easy I would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown I avoid Downtown because of a lack of parking
  100. 100. COMMUNICATION
  101. 101. 55.9% 50.5% 46.8% 35.2% 34.0% 25.7% 21.7% 8.3% 5.8% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Direct mail Email City website Local Newspapers Ready Notify alert service Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com City-run social media pages The Chamber of Commerce River Biz Newsletter Council meetings and other public events DESIRED COMMUNICATION FORM
  102. 102. 55.9% 50.5% 46.8% 35.2% 34.0% 25.7% 21.7% 8.3% 5.8% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Direct mail Email City website Local Newspapers Ready Notify alert service Cleveland Plain Dealer/cleveland.com City-run Social Media Pages The Chamber of Commerce River Biz Newsletter Council meetings and other public events DESIRED COMMUNICATION FORM Between10%and50%Morethan50%Lessthan10%
  103. 103. Excellent 7.5% Good 36.0% Average 38.6% Poor 16.2% Very Poor 1.7% OPINIONS ON CITY COMMUNICATION
  104. 104. QUALITY OF LIFE
  105. 105. Excellent 53.1% Good 43.1% Average 3.4% Poor 0.2% Very Poor 0.2% OPINIONS ON QUALITY OF LIFE
  106. 106. DEMOGRAPHICS
  107. 107. AGE OF RESPONDENTS 9.0% 14.6% 13.8% 21.4% 20.5% 20.7% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75+ Years
  108. 108. AGE OF RESPONDENTS 9.0% 14.6% 13.8% 21.4% 20.5% 20.7% 10.3% 14.9% 19.4% 18.5% 17.1% 19.8% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 18 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75+ Years
  109. 109. LENGTH OF RESIDENCY 8.4% 14.9% 10.8% 18.4% 16.7% 30.8% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Under 2 years 2-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years 21-30 years More than 30 years
  110. 110. 3.8% 11.5% 13.4% 9.1% 4.7% 2.6% 54.9% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Under 2 years 2-5 years 6-10 years 11-20 years 21-30 years More than 30 years I do not intend to move out PLANNED LENGTH OF RESIDENCY
  111. 111. TENURE Homeowner 86.5% Renter 13.5%
  112. 112. Owning 88.9% Renting, 11.1% PLANNED TENURE
  113. 113. AGE OF RESPONDENT HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS 19.8% 5.7% 9.1% 10.9% 11.1% 15.9% 14.4% 13.3% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 0 to 17 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75+ years
  114. 114. AGE OF RESPONDENT HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS 19.8% 5.7% 9.1% 10.9% 11.1% 15.9% 14.4% 13.3% 21.5% 5.2% 10.1% 11.8% 14.3% 13.0% 10.8% 13.2% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 0 to 17 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75+ years
  115. 115. MAJOR THEMES
  116. 116. • Maintaining existing neighborhoods and renovating or expanding existing homes are the key priorities of residents DIRECTIVES: HOUSING
  117. 117. • Residents are seeking a variety of housing types: newer homes, smaller homes, cluster homes, and larger homes • Residents are split on their priority for new housing with single-family homes as the most popular, followed by condos and townhouses DIRECTIVES: HOUSING
  118. 118. • Younger respondents are searching for larger, newer, or renovated homes • Working age respondents are looking for one-floor housing, smaller homes, or clustered homes • Seniors are looking for accessible housing and retirement friendly communities DIRECTIVES: HOUSING
  119. 119. • More than two-thirds of residents agree that new homes should fit with the scale and design of existing homes • A majority of residents agree there should be design codes for residential properties and that historic preservation is a core community value DIRECTIVES: HOUSING
  120. 120. • Residents would like to see additional seating, bike amenities, and trails in City parks • Residents would like improved access to Lake Erie • Residents do not want the City to invest in additional, new parks and facilities DIRECTIVES: PARKS AND RECREATION
  121. 121. • Residents want to maintain attractive design of commercial buildings with neighborhood scale and character, an appropriate sign code, and strong commercial design codes • Residents want to focus development efforts first on Center Ridge Road followed by Downtown Rocky River DIRECTIVES: COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  122. 122. • Residents whole-heartedly agree that Rocky River’s streets are attractive but need repairs such as paving and filling potholes • Residents said specific roads, however, rank poorly in terms of attractiveness— especially Center Ridge Road as well as Wooster Road—and that gateways should be improved with art DIRECTIVES: INFRASTRUCTURE
  123. 123. • Residents also believe bikeways and trails need to be available, and sidewalks need improvements • Among younger residents, trails and bikeways were far more important while among older residents, sidewalks were more important DIRECTIVES: INFRASTRUCTURE
  124. 124. • Environmentally friendly development is a core community value • Residents agree that green stormwater infrastructure is preferable DIRECTIVES: INFRASTRUCTURE
  125. 125. • Residents prefer improvements to the walking and biking environment over the driving environment • Seniors prefer improvements to the driving environment • Young and working age adults prefer improvements to the walking and biking environment DIRECTIVES: TRANSPORTATION
  126. 126. • Parking in Downtown is not considered as easy as other commercial areas • Very few people avoid Downtown due to lack of parking • Residents prefer off-street parking improvements over on-street improvements • Two-fifths of young adults would rather walk, bike, or take transit to Downtown DIRECTIVES: PARKING
  127. 127. • Far more people say City communication is positive than negative • More than two-thirds of residents say park programming is positive • More than three-quarters of residents say park facilities are good quality • More than 95% of people say quality of life is good or excellent DIRECTIVES: OVERALL TRENDS
  128. 128. • Methodology + Process • Initial Findings • Demographics • Major Themes
  129. 129. Thank you! Questions & Discussion

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