Ferndale Land Use Element Survey

The City of Ferndale received grant funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for planning projects related to housing development. One of these projects is updating the General Plan Land Use Element. The Land Use Element establishes the desired pattern of long-term development, agricultural/natural resource preservation, and other issues of community development, and includes guidance on the community form, character, growth, commercial corridors, employment areas, and residential neighborhoods. The goals and policies will provide the structure to guide development decisions.

This survey seeks to gather community input on key land use, environmental, and business development issues in the City. Please answer the following questions. Result will remain anonymous and will be considered as this planning process moves forward. Please complete the survey by ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ.
1. What best describes your relationship to Ferndale? (check all that apply)
2. What best describes your primary place of residence?
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3. How long have you lived or owned land in Ferndale?
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4. Do you work in the City of Ferndale?
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5. What is your age?
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6. How important are the following cultural resources to you?
Very important
Somewhat important
Neutral
Not important
Historic Preservation, Historic Structures
Community Events & Festivities
Welcoming atmosphere for visitors
Places of faith
Fairground facilities
Art galleries, performing arts, and related facilities
Agricultural relate uses
Schools
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Additional Information
As reference for some of the following questions, please view the Cityโ€™s current Land Use and Zoning Map. https://ci.ferndale.ca.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/Ferndale_Zoning_Aerial_10_27_2014.pdf
7. Preserving existing agricultural zoned land in city limits should be a planning priority.
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8. Ensuring new development is compatible with Ferndaleโ€™s existing architectural character is important.
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9. Where would you like to see most new development occur in the City?
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10. How important is new development of the following housing types in Ferndale? (See example housing type images below)
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Neutral
Not Important
Single Family
Duplexes
Multi-family
Mixed use (residential units above commercial/other uses)
Senior housing
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Housing Type Examples
The examples below are given for illustrative purposes only.
Single Family Residential
Multi-family Residential
Duplex
Mixed Use
11. New residential development should be focused in areas that are already zoned for residential uses.
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12. Some existing single family residential zoned lands should be considered for denser development (such as cottage units).
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13. What types of development/growth would you like to see in Ferndale? (check all that apply)
14. How important is it to make it easier & safer to get around town by bicycle or walking?
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15. Any additional comments as it relates to future growth and development in Ferndale?
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