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The City of Dunwoody would like your input on the future direction of the city. Your answers will help inform the five-year Comprehensive Plan update. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. Thank you for helping plan for Dunwoody’s future! Please click POST for the survey.

48 registered responses


1. What is your relationship to Dunwoody? Please mark all that apply.

Response Percent Response Count
Live in Dunwoody 97.9% 47
Work in Dunwoody 33.3% 16
Dunwoody Business Owner 10.4% 5
Live in Nearby Community 2.1% 1
Other 2.1% 1

2. If you selected “live in Dunwoody” for question 1, do you plan to live in Dunwoody for the next 5 years?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 91.3% 42
No 2.2% 1
N/A 2.2% 1
Other 4.3% 2

3. If you are under retirement age, do you plan to retire in Dunwoody?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 50.0% 24
No 22.9% 11
N/A 18.8% 9
Other 10.4% 5

4. Maintaining Dunwoody’s Assets. How would you rank the livability characteristics of Dunwoody in order of most importance? (First being most important, last being least important)

Average priorities over 48 responses
  1. Quality Neighborhoods
    Great Neighborhoods
  2. Top area/ county schools
    Quality Schools
  3. Additional city park space
    Park Space
  4. Geographic location related to the City of Atlanta
    Central location in the Atlanta Region
  5. Responsive and effective city leadership
    Effective Leadership
  6. Better/ increased access to area shopping
    Access to Shopping
  7. Current programs and services
    Recreational services and programs

5. Please tell us in 1 sentence what you would like Dunwoody to be in 20 years.

Answered
45
Skipped
3

6. City Gateways. Please rank the following entry points to the city in order of importance to target future investment. (The first being most important, the last being least important)

Average priorities over 48 responses
  1. Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
    Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285
  2. Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
    Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285
  3. Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary as a Gateway to the city.
    Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary
  4. Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive as a Gateway to the city.
    Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive
  5. Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary as a Gateway to the city.
    Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary
  6. North Peachtree Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
    North Peachtree Road at I-285
  7. Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard as a Gateway to the city.
    Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
  8. Dunwoody Marta Station as at Gateway to the city.
    Dunwoody MARTA Station
  9. Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road as a Gateway to the city.
    Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road
  10. Shallowford Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
    Shallowford Road at I-285

7. What streets in the city would most benefit from pedestrian enhancements? (Please list up to three)

Answered
41
Skipped
7

8. What are the top three long term needs of the North Peachtree Gateway Area?

Answered
37
Skipped
11

9. What are the top three long term needs of the Tilly Mill Gateway area?

Answered
35
Skipped
13

10. What are the top three long term needs of the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard area?

Answered
31
Skipped
17

11. What are the top three long term needs of the city’s residential neighborhoods?

Answered
40
Skipped
8

12. Housing Options. To what degree would you support each of the following housing products and/or policies in Dunwoody? (not support, support, highly support, not sure)

Age restricted (senior) small lot, single family housing
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 25.5% 12
Support 44.7% 21
Highly Support 23.4% 11
Unsure 6.4% 3
Age restricted (senior) rental housing
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 31.9% 15
Support 42.6% 20
Highly Support 12.8% 6
Unsure 10.6% 5
Age restricted (senior) owner-occupied housing (such as flats)
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 23.4% 11
Support 51.1% 24
Highly Support 17.0% 8
Unsure 6.4% 3
Developer incentives to encourage workforce housing (affordable to people working in Dunwoody)
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 40.4% 19
Support 25.5% 12
Highly Support 17.0% 8
Unsure 14.9% 7
Housing to support a young professional working population
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 17.0% 8
Support 44.7% 21
Highly Support 25.5% 12
Unsure 10.6% 5
Require housing design in certain areas that supports senior and disabled accessibility
Response Percent Response Count
Not Support 23.4% 11
Support 51.1% 24
Highly Support 17.0% 8
Unsure 6.4% 3

13. What housing features do you consider necessary to accommodate senior residents?

Answered
30
Skipped
18

14. What types of additional recreational facilities/programs are needed in the city? (please mark all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Multi-use Trail 53.2% 25
Active Park Expansion 53.2% 25
New Park Space 55.3% 26
Youth Sports Team Programs 51.1% 24
Greenspace or open space as a part of private development 63.8% 30
Performing Arts Center 51.1% 24
Nothing 2.1% 1
Other 31.9% 15

15. Please rank the following opportunities in order of priority for city investment? (First being top priority, Last being lowest priority)

Average priorities over 48 responses
  1. Potential pedestrian and cyclist improvements.
    Making streets more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists
  2. Creating enhanced park spaces and providing additional recreation resources to the community.
    Expanding and enhancing parks and recreation resources
  3. Improving entry points into the city (with signage, plantings, public art, or other visual improvements).
    Improve entry points into the city
  4. Supporting a more comprehensive city cultural and performing arts.
    Supporting cultural and performing arts
  5. Creating a City of Dunwoody Civic Center
    Creating a civic center that may include: city hall, public space, and a community meeting area
  6. Encouraging continued economic growth.
    Continuing to attract and expand businesses

16. What would encourage you to spend more time walking in Dunwoody? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Additional Sidewalks 74.5% 35
Wider Sidewalks 40.4% 19
Trees and Lanscaping 42.6% 20
Pedestrian Lighting 51.1% 24
Pedestrian Signage 29.8% 14
Public Art 19.1% 9
Connection to stores, businesses, and other areas 78.7% 37
Nothing 2.1% 1
Other 25.5% 12

17. What would encourage you to take transit (bus or rail) more often? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Convenience of Time 38.3% 18
Convenience of Location 42.6% 20
Cost 12.8% 6
Increased sense of safety 27.7% 13
Better transit destinations 55.3% 26
Nothing 21.3% 10
Other 19.1% 9

18. What would encourage you to bike more in Dunwoody? (select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
More bike lanes 34.0% 16
Better separation between biking area and automobile traffic 61.7% 29
Additional bike parking facilities 12.8% 6
Access to bike share program 12.8% 6
Slower automobile traffic 34.0% 16
Nothing 25.5% 12
Other 21.3% 10

19. What one infrastructure or community facility improvement you would like to see the City of Dunwoody accomplish in the next five years?

Answered
43
Skipped
5

20. Age

Response Percent Response Count
25 - 34 years 14.9% 7
35 - 50 years 48.9% 23
51 - 64 years 29.8% 14
65+ 6.4% 3
Linda McKeveny inside District 1
May 26, 2015, 8:30 PM
  • 1. What is your relationship to Dunwoody? Please mark all that apply.
    • Live in Dunwoody
    • Work in Dunwoody
  • 2. If you selected “live in Dunwoody” for question 1, do you plan to live in Dunwoody for the next 5 years?
    • Yes
  • 3. If you are under retirement age, do you plan to retire in Dunwoody?
    • Other - Not sure
  • 4. Maintaining Dunwoody’s Assets. How would you rank the livability characteristics of Dunwoody in order of most importance? (First being most important, last being least important)
    1. Top area/ county schools
      Quality Schools
    2. Quality Neighborhoods
      Great Neighborhoods
    3. Additional city park space
      Park Space
    4. Geographic location related to the City of Atlanta
      Central location in the Atlanta Region
    5. Better/ increased access to area shopping
      Access to Shopping
    6. Responsive and effective city leadership
      Effective Leadership
    7. Current programs and services
      Recreational services and programs
  • 5. Please tell us in 1 sentence what you would like Dunwoody to be in 20 years.
    an area like Roswell with a walkable downtown area that has charm
  • 6. City Gateways. Please rank the following entry points to the city in order of importance to target future investment. (The first being most important, the last being least important)
    1. Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary as a Gateway to the city.
      Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary
    2. Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
      Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285
    3. Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive as a Gateway to the city.
      Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive
    4. Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary as a Gateway to the city.
      Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary
    5. Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
      Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285
    6. Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard as a Gateway to the city.
      Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
    7. North Peachtree Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
      North Peachtree Road at I-285
    8. Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road as a Gateway to the city.
      Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road
    9. Shallowford Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city.
      Shallowford Road at I-285
    10. Dunwoody Marta Station as at Gateway to the city.
      Dunwoody MARTA Station
  • 7. What streets in the city would most benefit from pedestrian enhancements? (Please list up to three)
    Neighborhoods! We need sidewalks. Also mt vernon and chamblee Dunwoody
  • 8. What are the top three long term needs of the North Peachtree Gateway Area?
    No response.
  • 9. What are the top three long term needs of the Tilly Mill Gateway area?
    No response.
  • 10. What are the top three long term needs of the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard area?
    No response.
  • 11. What are the top three long term needs of the city’s residential neighborhoods?
    Sidewalks, underground power lines and walking trails to city center
  • 12. Housing Options. To what degree would you support each of the following housing products and/or policies in Dunwoody? (not support, support, highly support, not sure)
    • Age restricted (senior) small lot, single family housing - Highly Support
  • 13. What housing features do you consider necessary to accommodate senior residents?
    No response.
  • 14. What types of additional recreational facilities/programs are needed in the city? (please mark all that apply)
    • Multi-use Trail
    • Active Park Expansion
    • Youth Sports Team Programs
    • Greenspace or open space as a part of private development
    • Performing Arts Center
    • Other - Love what u are doing with Brook run, keep it up! So much good space there.
  • 15. Please rank the following opportunities in order of priority for city investment? (First being top priority, Last being lowest priority)
    1. Supporting a more comprehensive city cultural and performing arts.
      Supporting cultural and performing arts
    2. Creating a City of Dunwoody Civic Center
      Creating a civic center that may include: city hall, public space, and a community meeting area
    3. Potential pedestrian and cyclist improvements.
      Making streets more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists
    4. Creating enhanced park spaces and providing additional recreation resources to the community.
      Expanding and enhancing parks and recreation resources
    5. Improving entry points into the city (with signage, plantings, public art, or other visual improvements).
      Improve entry points into the city
    6. Encouraging continued economic growth.
      Continuing to attract and expand businesses
  • 16. What would encourage you to spend more time walking in Dunwoody? (select all that apply)
    • Additional Sidewalks
    • Trees and Lanscaping
    • Pedestrian Lighting
    • Connection to stores, businesses, and other areas
  • 17. What would encourage you to take transit (bus or rail) more often? (select all that apply)
    • Nothing
  • 18. What would encourage you to bike more in Dunwoody? (select all that apply)
    • More bike lanes
    • Slower automobile traffic
  • 19. What one infrastructure or community facility improvement you would like to see the City of Dunwoody accomplish in the next five years?
    turn the downtown area into a destination spot like Roswell with restaurants and a greenspace. The plan on your site was amazing!
  • 20. Age
    • 35 - 50 years
  • 21. Gender
    • Female
  • 22. Housing
    • Homeowner
  • 23. Total Household Income
    • $150,000+
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VISION FOR THE FUTURE

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List Order Item
Great Neighborhoods Quality Neighborhoods Details
Park Space Additional city park space Details
Access to Shopping Better/ increased access to area shopping Details
Quality Schools Top area/ county schools Details
Effective Leadership Responsive and effective city leadership Details
Central location in the Atlanta Region Geographic location related to the City of Atlanta Details
Recreational services and programs Current programs and services Details

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LAND USE AND CITY CHARACTER

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List Order Item
Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 as a Gateway to the city. Details
Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive Roberts Drive and Spalding Drive as a Gateway to the city. Details
Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary Mount Vernon Road at western city boundary as a Gateway to the city. Details
Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary Mount Vernon Road at eastern city boundary as a Gateway to the city. Details
Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285 Chamblee Dunwoody Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city. Details
Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Tilly Mill Road at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard as a Gateway to the city. Details
North Peachtree Road at I-285 North Peachtree Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city. Details
Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road Peeler Road at Winters Chapel Road as a Gateway to the city. Details
Shallowford Road at I-285 Shallowford Road at I-285 as a Gateway to the city. Details
Dunwoody MARTA Station Dunwoody Marta Station as at Gateway to the city. Details

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Character Areas. For the next four (4) questions , please see the map below.

Till Mill Road and North Peachtree Road Areas

Tilly Mill and N. Peachtree

Peachtree Industrial Character Area

PIB Area

Not Support
Support
Highly Support
Unsure
Age restricted (senior) small lot, single family housing
Age restricted (senior) rental housing
Age restricted (senior) owner-occupied housing (such as flats)
Developer incentives to encourage workforce housing (affordable to people working in Dunwoody)
Housing to support a young professional working population
Require housing design in certain areas that supports senior and disabled accessibility

PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE

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List Order Item
Supporting cultural and performing arts Supporting a more comprehensive city cultural and performing arts. Details
Making streets more welcoming to pedestrians and cyclists Potential pedestrian and cyclist improvements. Details
Creating a civic center that may include: city hall, public space, and a community meeting area Creating a City of Dunwoody Civic Center Details
Improve entry points into the city Improving entry points into the city (with signage, plantings, public art, or other visual improvements). Details
Expanding and enhancing parks and recreation resources Creating enhanced park spaces and providing additional recreation resources to the community. Details
Continuing to attract and expand businesses Encouraging continued economic growth. Details

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