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Communities in Motion 2040

Public Comment on Potential Growth Scenarios (May/June 2012)

From May 7 – June 17, 2012, COMPASS solicited public comment on four potential growth scenarios for the Treasure Valley for the year 2040. Public comments will be used by the COMPASS Board of Directors and advisory committees to help create a preferred growth scenario that will be the basis for Communities in Motion 2040, the Treasure Valley’s regional long-range transportation plan.

A total of 283 comments were received (261 via comment form and 22 open ended comments). Comment highlights are shown below; full comments and comment summaries can be accessed via links:

Ada County Development Services

City of Garden City

Treasure Valley Canopy
Project Partnership

Citizen Comment #4

Ada County Highway District

City of Nampa

US Environmental
Protection Agency

Citizen Comment #5

Building Contractors Association of
Southwest Idaho

City of Meridian

Valley Regional Transit

Citizen Comment #6

City of Boise

Idaho Rivers United

Citizen Comment #1

Citizen Comment #7

City of Caldwell

Idaho Transportation
Department Comment #1

Citizen Comment #2

 

City of Eagle

Idaho Transportation
Department Comment #2

Citizen Comment #3

 

Comment Highlights:

Growth Scenario Ranking

Of the four potential growth scenarios, which best represents your preferred vision for the future of the valley? (250 respondents)

Rank

Scenario

1

Active Corridors

2

Outdoor Playground

3

Town and Country

4

Hometowns

Indicator Ranking

Of the eight indicators listed, which are most important to you in considering future local growth? (261 respondents)

Rank

Indicator

1

Walkability

2

Housing + transportation affordability

3

Traffic congestion

4

Jobs-housing balance

5

Population near transit

6

Population near parks and schools

7

Preserved agricultural land

8

Housing variety

Who responded?

(The demographic data shown below are based on comment forms; the data do not include individuals/organizations who submitted open-ended letters/emails.)

Click to open a map showing number of respondents by zip code (PDF)

Demographic Age

Demographic Gender

Demographic Race

Demographic Occupation

Demographic Length of Time Lived in Counties