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Our first public meeting was held on November 16, 2016 in the Pinnacle Club at the Otter Creek Golf Course. Attendees listened to a short presentation that outlined the comprehensive planning process, discussed the project timeline, and provided preliminary data from the research performed so far. The audience then took part in an exercise to gauge interest in certain land use types and densities. Below are the results from the polling. The types of development styles participants were polled on include: single family dwellings, townhomes, multifamily units, mixed-use, retail, office, industrial, and parks/greenspace.

Keypad Polling Results

Introductory Questions

The first few questions asked about the background of the audience. The audience was asked if they lived in Ankeny, how long they lived in Ankeny, and for what reason they live in Ankeny.

Do you live in Ankeny?

Yes- 86% 129/150 Votes
No-14%  21/150 Votes

How long have you lived in Ankeny?

Less than 1 Year  6%  8/140 Votes
1-5 Years  28%  39/140 Votes
6-10 Years  10%  14/140 Votes
11-20 Years 56% 79/140 Votes

Why did you choose to live in Ankeny?

Proximity to Work  33%  46/138 Votes
Quality of Public Schools  31%  43/138 Votes
Cost of Housing  7%  10/138 Votes
Near family/friends  17%  23/138 Votes
Raised here  12%  16/138 Votes

 

Single Family Dwellings

The audience was given six options to pick their two most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A–WINNER
38%  100/262 Votes
a

B
17%  45/262 Votes
b

C
13%  33/262 Votes
c

D
7%  19/262 Votes
d

E
18%  47/262 Votes
e

F
7%  18/262 Votes
f

 

Townhomes/Row Houses

The audience was given six options to pick their two most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A–WINNER 2
33%  84/258 Votes
a

B
5%  12/258 Votes
b

C
4%  11/258 Votes
c

D
6%  15/258 Votes
d

E–WINNER 1
35%  90/258 Votes
e

F
18%  46/258 Votes
f

 

Multi-Family Units

The audience was given six options to pick their two most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A
7%  17/259 Votes
a

B–WINNER 2
24%  62/259 Votes
b

C
13%  33/259 Votes
c

D
10%  26/259 Votes
d

E
18%  47/259 Votes
e

F–WINNER 1
29%  74/259 Votes
f

 

Mixed-Use

The audience was given six options to pick their two most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A–WINNER
32%  87/269 Votes
a

B
15%  41/269 Votes
b

C
12%  31/269 Votes
c

D
20%  53/269 Votes
d

E
12%  33/269 Votes
e

F
9%  24/269 Votes
f

 

Retail

The audience was given four options to pick their most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A–WINNER 1
42%  102/241 Votes
a

B
12%  29/241 Votes
b

C–WINNER 2
31%  74/241 Votes
c

D
15%  36/241 Votes
d

 

Office

The audience was given four options to pick their most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A
26%  63/240 Votes
a

B–WINNER 1
32%  76/240 Votes
b

C–WINNER 2
29%  69/240 Votes
c

D
13%  32/240 Votes
d

 

Industrial

The audience was given four options to pick their most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A
3%  6/231 Units
a

B
24%  55/231 Votes
b

C–WINNER
52%  121/231 Votes
c

D
21%  49/231 Votes
d

 

Parks and Greenspace Area

The audience was given four options to pick their most preferred styles. Below the options and their percentage of votes received is shown. The most preferred option/options will be marked.

A
9%  13/147
a

B–WINNER
46%  67/147 Votes
b

C
21%  31/147 Votes
c

D
24%  36/147 Votes
d

 

Future Land Use Mapping Exercise

After the presentation and polling exercise, the community had another opportunity to provide input on the future land use map for the comprehensive plan. The attendees divided into ten groups and worked together to design their desired future land use map for the planning area of Ankeny. Each table was given a map of the Ankeny area and several puzzle pieces that represented future land use types. Below are copies of the instructions and base map used for the activity. The results of these exercises will be used to inform the creation of the future land use map for Ankeny.

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