What do you call your neighborhood?
Tell us: What do you call your neighborhood? Where does it start and end?
What’s in a name? When it comes to sense of place and livability initiatives, a lot! People's quality of life is greatly enhanced when they feel connected to where they live - and feeling connected to a place starts with what you call it and where it is.
City Planning Department staff have created a map of the city with 35 proposed neighborhood areas, each with a unique name and boundary. In this survey, you'll be presented with the map below, broken down into four areas of the city to make it easier to read. Find your neighborhood on the map and consider the following questions:
- Do you agree or disagree with your neighborhood’s suggested boundaries? If not, include in your comment what you believe the boundaries should be.
- Do you agree or disagree with your neighborhood’s suggested name? If your neighborhood already has a name or if you have a different suggestion, please include it in your comment.
In addition to adding feedback about the neighborhood in which you live, you can also provide input on neighborhoods in which you work, shop, go to school, and more. Please keep in mind: These names and boundaries are not finalized - they're just the starting point! We need your help to ensure they best represent the areas they identify.
What happens next?
Results from this survey will be shared with the Midland Planning Commission, City staff, and the general public and will be used during the City Modern master planning process to better understand residents’ sense of identity within their neighborhoods and help future development of communications, programming, and other opportunities to improve or maintain residents’ quality of life.
Proposed City Neighborhoods Map - Draft
Click here to view a larger version
(Tip: Right click on this link to the larger map and select open in a new tap or window - or, if on mobile, click and hold on the link and select 'Open in New Tab/Window'. This will allow you to move between the survey and the map. Maps within the survey will automatically open in a new window when clicked.)
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