St Anthony East Neighborhood Association is grateful to Heather Lane who administered the neighborhood master plan survey this summer. You can read the full report by clicking here or go to the Master Plan page on our website!
The survey results showed a wide range of opinions on various neighborhood issues, though there were some areas of consensus as well. Below are some of the major findings of the survey results.
- Over 80% of respondents said that St Anthony East is either an “excellent” or “good” place to live.
- Residents indicated that our parks and proximity to essential goods and services are major assets to the neighborhood.
- 69% of respondents said that they would like a bakery/deli business in the neighborhood. Over 50% of respondents also indicated support for a coffee shop, grocery store, or sit-down restaurant in the neighborhood.
- Respondents’ preferences for park improvements include the addition of grilling equipment, a park pavilion, and a dog park. However, none of these improvements gained support of 50% or more of respondents.
- When asked about a potential streetcar line on Central Avenue, 80% of respondents indicated that they would use it either very frequently, somewhat frequently, or occasionally. Only 20% indicated that they would rarely or never use it. Spring St NE was the favored location of a streetcar stop in the neighborhood if the development were to occur.
- More than 50% of respondents indicated that the Webster school building should be used an early childhood center or a community center if the building were to become vacant. There was also support for medical/therapeutic services to be offered there.
- Themes of write-in questions include interest in more street lighting, general upkeep of properties, park improvements, and additional businesses.
- The most frequently-used park by residents is St Anthony Park, followed by Logan Park. Community Commons Park was the least frequently-used park. Over a quarter of respondents did not know where Community Commons Park is.
- Though opinions on housing development varied, 60% of respondents signified support for mixed-use (commercial and residential) properties.