Thanks to everyone who completed the residential infill online survey during the 5-week survey period (Dec. 9, 2015 through Jan. 12, 2016). Survey respondents from throughout the City said housing affordability and neighborhood compatibility were among their top priorities. Other top issues included concerns about demolition of viable homes and preservation of farm and forestland outside the city.
Check out the Online Survey Summary Report for more information about the survey results. This report includes key findings, survey methodology, demographic information about survey respondents, responses by geographic areas and demographic groups, and the open-ended comments summarized by topic areas. In addition, the full text of open-ended comments are available online, posted in the order they were received.
Project staff will use the results of the survey to help identify key community values and interests as they develop alternatives for regulating home construction in single-dwelling zones. In addition to the many voices and opinions we heard through the survey, the results also help pinpoint where additional targeted outreach is needed to ensure that those not well-represented in this survey — East Portlanders, communities of color and newer residents — have opportunities to participate in the public review of proposals later this spring.