High Level Summary of Sherwood West Poll


Statement: Sherwood should complete a community visioning process and comprehensive plan before asking for an expansion of the UGB.

Respondents were asked to "Please rate your agreement with the following statements: strongly approve, somewhat approve, neutral, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove."

For this analysis, I combined the "Strongly Agree" and "Somewhat Agree" and called it "Net Agree," That same was done for "Strongly Disagree" and "Somewhat Disagree" and called it "Net Disagree."


Statement: Sherwood transportation infrastructure and road systems are prepared for the growth that the Sherwood West Expansion will bring.

Respondents were asked to "Please rate your agreement with the following statements: strongly approve, somewhat approve, neutral, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove."

For this analysis, I combined the "Strongly Agree" and "Somewhat Agree" and called it "Net Agree," That same was done for "Strongly Disagree" and "Somewhat Disagree" and called it "Net Disagree."


Statement: Adding 3,017 to 4,036 more students to the school system would have a positive impact on the community and the schools.

Respondents were asked to "Please rate your agreement with the following statements: strongly approve, somewhat approve, neutral, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove."

For this analysis, I combined the "Strongly Agree" and "Somewhat Agree" and called it "Net Agree," That same was done for "Strongly Disagree" and "Somewhat Disagree" and called it "Net Disagree."


Statement: The Sherwood West Expansion (57-76% increase in population) would have a positive effect on our community.

Respondents were asked to "Please rate your agreement with the following statements: strongly approve, somewhat approve, neutral, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove."

For this analysis, I combined the "Strongly Agree" and "Somewhat Agree" and called it "Net Agree," That same was done for "Strongly Disagree" and "Somewhat Disagree" and called it "Net Disagree."


Statement: Rising home prices are a problem for Sherwood; the Sherwood West Expansion will solve that problem.

Respondents were asked to "Please rate your agreement with the following statements: strongly approve, somewhat approve, neutral, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove."

For this analysis, I combined the "Strongly Agree" and "Somewhat Agree" and called it "Net Agree," That same was done for "Strongly Disagree" and "Somewhat Disagree" and called it "Net Disagree."


As we look at the types of housing that are compatible with Sherwood's Core Values, I thought it would be interesting to look at how respondents who see a need for affordable housing ranked  by the types of new hosing they would like to see versus all respondents.

The chart below compares the cohort that believed more affordable/Low Income housing (36%) was needed versus all respondents.

There is a clear preference for Pocket Neighborhoods and courtyard style units.

There were many folks asking for more apartments in the comments "Other" section of the Poll.


As we look at the types of housing that are compatible with Sherwood's Core Values, I thought it would be interesting to look at how respondents who see a need for more diversity in housing ranked the types of new hosing they would like to see versus all respondents.

The chart below compares the cohort that believed more diversity (40%) was needed versus all respondents.

There is a clear preference for Pocket Neighborhoods and courtyard style units.

When taken with Anecdotal information from the "Other" option. Many people expressed a need for single level homes, that are affordable for retires.