The first community survey for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan has been open for several months now. The survey asks you to tell us a little bit about yourself, such as where in Annapolis you live, your age category, where you work (if you work), and whether you rent or own. There are then a series of questions aimed at collecting our priorities as a City over the next 20 years. Each question requires a little bit of reading and an open mind as to where the 2020 Comprehensive Plan should place its focus.
So far the survey has received over 300 responses (341 as of January, 2020).
Preliminary Survey results (as of January, 2020):
- Zip Code - About 48% or 164 respondents listed 21401 as their residential zip code, and around 44% or 148 listed 21403. The other 8% or so of respondents are spread across other zip codes in the County and State.
- Neighborhood - 65 respondents or a little over a quarter are residents of Eastport, 12% live in Downtown/the Historic District, another 20% live elsewhere in Ward 1 such as in Murray Hill, 11% live in West Annapolis, 9% live east of Back Creek in Ward 7, about 6% live in Germantown-Homewood, and the remaining 15% or so are scattered along or near the Forest Drive corridor
- Owner/Renter - Nearly 300 respondents or 88% own their residence, while only 29 are renters
- Employment - 31% of respondents are retired, 25% work in Annapolis, another 18% work from home, 5% work in DC/Northern VA, 3% in Baltimore, and 9% at locations throughout Anne Arundel County
- Age - 55% 61 or older, 31% 41-60, 12% 26-40, 2% 25 and under
- Green Infrastructure - Very important (62%), important (22%), somewhat important (12%), not important (4%)
- Plan for Resilience - 74% strongly agree, 20% agree, 5% disagree
- Aesthetics and Design - Very important (55%), important (30%), somewhat important (12%), not important (3%)
- Prioritize Transit - 45% strongly agree, 41% agree, 9% disagree, 4% no opinion
- Residential Growth - Slightly reduced (37%), slow and steady (35%), moderate and steady (17%), strong (8%), no opinion (3%)