2015 Community Survey

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The community speaks....

The Town has conducted four surveys over the past seven years. The results are used in Town planning processes, budgeting, and evaluation of services. The survey has helped the Council to identify improvement projects targeted in a $40.3 million general obligation (G.O.) bond that was approved by voters in November 2015. In the coming years, these bonds will fund priority needs that the community values the most -- streets and sidewalks, trails and greenways, recreation facilities, solid waste facilities and stormwater improvements. 

Economic Development Information obtained from the Community Survey

( http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/news-events/current-issues/community-survey )

 

 

 Using a five-point scale where 5 means “much too slow” and 1 means “much to fast” please rate the Town’s current pace of development in each of the following areas (without don’t know). 

 

OFFICE

 

Office
  2009 2011 2013 2015
Much to slow - too Slow 19.5% 18.6% 13.6% 35.8%
Just right 36.4% 32.1% 37.0% 35.1%
Fast - much too Fast 44.0% 23.4% 13.4% 29.0%

 

Office Market 2015 Community Survey
  

 
 

 MULTI-FAMILY

 

Multi-Family
    2009 2011 2013 2015
Much to slow - too Slow   17.9% 21.4% 7.9% 21.1%
Just right   33.7% 27.8% 31.7% 29.7%
Fast  - much too Fast   48.4% 29.3% 19.0% 49.2%

 

Multi-family 2015 Community Survey

 

 

RETAIL

 

Retail
  2009 2011 2013 2015
Much to slow  - Slow 42.70% 44.20% 28.60% 54.10%
Just right 30.60% 26.70% 20.10% 22.30%
Fast - much too Fast 26.70% 15.90% 8.20% 23.70%

 

Retail 2015 Community Survey

 

 SHOPPING

 

How often do you typically go outside of Chapel Hill Town limits to shop?
  2009 2011 2013 2015
Every day to Once a week 66.10% 69.00% 68.30% 70.50%
Few times a month to seldom/never 33.40% 30.50% 30.90% 27.70%
No response 0.60% 0.50% 0.07% 1.70%

 

Shopping 2015 Community Survey 

 

 

Do you feel that a redeveloped downtown is an important part of the Town’s economic development strategy?
  2009 2011 2013 2015
Essential -  Important 73.10% 69.70% 69.20% 69.10%
Not sure 15.80% 13.80% 19.60% 7.50%
Not important – Detrimental 10.70% 14.50% 2.50% 13.10%
Don’t Know 0.40% 2.00%   2.40%

 

Downtown in ED Strat 2015 Community Survey 

 

 

 

Where do you work? 2009 2011 2013 2015
Chapel Hill/Carrboro 49.50% 35.70% 54.30% 48.10%
Outside of Chapel Hill/Carrboro 55.30% 32.90% 45.00% 48.00%

 

Where do you work 2015 Community Survey