Alternative Housing Models Survey
Right now, New Haven's housing landscape consists of two poles: large mid-rise apartment complexes and detached single- and 2- family detached houses, with very few concepts in between. How would we feel about diversifying housing options?
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Where do you live? (i.e., which New Haven neighborhood)
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What kind of building do you live in?
Consider these Missing Housing Typologies: Duplex, Triplex & Fourplex, Courtyard Apartments, Bungalow Courts, Townhouses, Multiplex, Live/Work.
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Would you like to see more development of the above housing typologies?
Which of the housing typologies above would you consider living in? Check all that apply.
Aesthetically, would you be OPPOSED to the creation of tiny house villages like the one pictured below?
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Aesthetically, would you be OPPOSED to the creation of tiny house villages like the one pictured below?
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Aesthetically, would you be OPPOSED to the creation of tiny house villages like the one pictured below?
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If New Haven were to permit the development of tiny house villages like the ones above, where should they be allowed to go?
Could this be enough space for 1-2 people?
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Could this be enough room for a small family?
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Could this be enough space for a 5-6 person family?
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Courtesy of City of Boston Compact Living Pilot Guidelines
Would any of your answers above change if the spaces featured with outdoor spaces (yards, decks, patios?)
If you could change one thing about the way housing was developed in New Haven, what would you change to make development better?
What is your biggest concern about new development in New Haven?
What should we do with empty lots like this in local neighborhoods?
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If empty lots like the one above were to be redeveloped into housing, ideally, how would you want the redevelopment done? Check all that are MUSTs.
Would you ever consider living in a backyard accessory dwelling unit (ADU) or converted garage?
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Are you a property owner with a private backyard or detached garage?
If Yes above, would you consider constructing an ADU in your backyard to rent out?
What would prevent you from constructing a rental ADU in your backyard? Check all that apply.
How much direct involvement would you like to see from the City in the creation of new housing typologies?
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