Monday, April 26, 2010

Results from first two public meetings now available

Hi all,

We have posted the results of our first two community meetings for the Wedgwood Vision Project on the community council web site. These are documents prepared by our project consultant, Makers architecture+urban design.

Several community members said they would like to review the feedback gathered from these meetings, which, together with the survey results, will feed into the Wedgwood Vision Plan to be shared at the final community meeting in July.

All the documents are PDF files. Here are two summary documents:

January 14 Mapping Exercise Results Summary
April 10 Overall Results Summary

Get the full list of all the available documents at

For the steering committee,

- David Atcheson

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Typed survey responses now available

We have now made available the typed survey responses to the open-ended questions and answers typed when a respondents selected "Other" for multiple choice questions. Survey responses are not attributed to individuals and remain anonymous (even to the survey makers).

The link is the same: summary of results.

Take a look at some of the very creative responses! We will also be doing some tallying of answers for more at-a-glance review of responses with common themes.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Summary of Survey Results Now Available!

The 2010 Wedgwood Community Survey has closed and you may now view a summary of results.

At this point, results are available only for the multiple choice questions/responses. Typed comments and responses to open-ended questions are not currently available.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Excellent meeting! 60 attend on Saturday a.m.

It was an experiment -- could the Vision Project draw in folks who hadn't yet participated by holding the meeting on a Saturday morning instead of a weekday evening?

Yes! More than half of the 60 or so attendees on Saturday raised their hands to indicate that they had not been to the first meeting in February.

Fortified by coffee and Grateful Bread bagels, participants got an orientation to where we are in the process and a preview of survey results. (Quick summary: this was the 2nd of 3 community meetings; the last will be in July at which the vision will be presented. The survey has over 700 respondents and will be open through April 17.)

Then, we broke into nine small groups and reviewed "alternative futures" in various categories (commercial development, transportation, residential areas), snipping out and editing statements and photos that resonated with the groups' thinking. Each group pasted items on a big sheet to create a "storyboard" of their draft vision to share with the entire group of participants, along with a brief vision statement.

Participants were constructive, creative, and enthusiastic and the groups clearly shared many common elements in their visions and storyboards.

Working together with the Vision Project steering committee, Makers architecture+urban planning will now pull together a cohesive document reflecting the input from the meetings and the survey, to be shared in July with the community at large.

We will post interim results of the meetings on this blog soon.

Thank you for your participation!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vision Project meeting is this Saturday a.m.

Just a quick reminder that this Saturday morning, April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is the next big community meeting for the Wedgwood Vision Project. Like the first meeting, it will be held at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, 35th Ave NE & NE 80th St. Coffee and bagels at 9:30, breaking up into small groups soon thereafter -- part of what we'll do together is come up with some alternative draft vision statements to share.

The meeting will once again be facilitated by our consultant, Makers architecture + urban design, with the help of Vision Project steering committee members. We'll also share a preview of the survey results.

This kind of opportunity doesn't often come along. Hope to see you there!

PS. If you haven't already done so, please fill out the online community survey.