The results are in. A total of 544 residents completed the online community survey questionnaire developed in consultation with the CKE Community Association Board and the research firm of Stone-Olafson. All CKE residents were invited to participate.
You can view the survey summery here: CKE Community Engagement Study Final
The highlights are as follows:
- The biggest concern among respondents is keeping community schools open and viable. However, zoning/land use change and densification are also major areas of concern. Residents do not want to see an increase in multi-unit dwellings.
- CKE residents highly value the community feel of the neighbourhood, and do not want to see a lot of new high buildings that do not match the character of the community.
- There is a lack of trust with The City of Calgary in terms of what is good for local community development.
- Few are in support of new types of developments in their immediate area, however there is more tolerance for larger homes on smaller properties than there is for multi-dwelling homes.
- Residents want to see densification concentrated in the downtown core and along major transportation corridors and undeveloped commercial sites.
- There is strong opposition to the Local Area Plan in the community. Few are in support of the plan, but 56% are also unfamiliar with the details.
- The biggest concern residents have with the LAP is the impact it will have on the style of homes and character of the community. Many moved to the community because of the larger lots with single family homes and are worried their property value will be affected with the plan. An increase in multi-dwelling homes will also increase population, bringing fear that it will make the community busier and more crowded.
- Residents are already concerned about the speed and congestion of traffic, and the prospect of densification accelerates these concerns. There is also significant concern that more traffic will result in decreased safety, noisier neighbourhoods, limited parking availability, and decreased property value.
A copy of the survey summary has been sent to Mayor Gondek, Councillor Penner, Mr. Dalgleish (GM Planning), Heritage LAP planners, and all Heritage LAP Community Associations. By providing our city officials and all relevant planning committees the results of the survey, we strongly hope that the Heritage LAP will reflect the desires of the majority of CKE residents as expressed in the survey results.
The winners of the 3 gift certificates are:
Janice S. from Chinook Park
Ryan S. from Kelvin Grove
Karen W. from Chinook Park
Thank you to everyone that completed the survey.
CKE Community Association Board