Public Forum 2: Where and How Should We Grow?
View the report for a full summary of the results or the appendix for greater detail into the responses.
The goal of the second public engagement process was to ask the community how they believe growth in Isle of Wight County should take place over the next thirty years. Utilizing feedback from the first round of surveys, the following eight themes were identified as priorities:
- Agricultural Preservation;
- Alternatives to Development Service Districts;
- Central/Southern “Focused” Growth;
- Economic Development;
- Environmental Preservation;
- Maximizing Existing Development Service Districts;
- No Growth; and
- Small Towns/Villages.
Respondents were asked to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each of the scenarios listed above and provide us with their feedback. If you were unable to attend any of the public meetings, please view the presentation below.
Analysis on the input from both the paper and online surveys was completed in May 2018. There were a series of themes and issues which were consistent throughout numerous responses. Those themes will be used throughout Envisioning the Isle and the issues will be noted as key concerns to be addressed in the future iterations and final copy of Envisioning the Isle in either maps or the text of the Plan document. A broad summary of the results are depicted below.