Residents wary as officials consider toll lanes for Oregon 217:
Metro received about 350 survey responses, 42 e-mails, seven letters and 11 telephone
calls. About 35
residents showed up at an open house. Speakers from Metro or the advisory committee
500 people at neighborhood associations, business organizations and service clubs.
Metro officials do not plan to tabulate the survey results because the survey was
not scientific, and
respondents did not represent a demographic cross section, Wieghart said. Survey
respondents tended to
be male highly educated long-term residents with high incomes.
"It would be misleading to put a graph together," Wieghart said.
Keep large lots, small parks, new development compatibility
Neighborhood Characteristics -
Review of the residential and commercial area characteristics that are important
to our community.
Residential Neighborhood Characteristics
Very & Somewhat Important
Somewhat and Very Unimportant
Small lot size (Less than 7,500 sq. ft.)
Large lot size (7,500 sq. ft. and larger)
Small neighborhood parks within half a mile of home
Undeveloped open space/greenways within half mile of home
Variety of housing types within new developments
(single family, row housed, apartments, etc.)
Maintain existing lot sizes within established neighborhoods
Pedestrian and bike paths
Neighborhood traffic management
Compatibility between existing and new developments
This chart shows neighborhood compatibility (between existing and new) along with
traffic management as the highest qualities desired by respondents. It also shows
there were two cases where the qualities listed were unimportant to the community;
small lot size at 70% and a variety of housing types within new developments at 54%.