City of Longview releases initial findings for comprehensive plan

City of Longview releases initial findings for comprehensive plan
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:14pm

The largest issues facing Longview today are quality of life, competition from other cities, traffic or pedestrian circulation, employment, crime and revitalization, according to a survey completed so far by 700 people.

The preliminary findings come from an ongoing comprehensive planning survey being completed by Longview residents. The preliminary results were presented Monday to the city’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee during the group’s second meeting. As of Monday, 700 people had responded to the survey, which can be found at The survey will be open until the end of February.

“We are off to a great start, I hope you have been following some of the developments … The process, it has been great so far,” committee Chairman Keith Honey said.

Of the 700 respondents, 53 percent were satisfied with the quality of life in Longview, the second highest rating. Another 16 percent were very satisfied and 27 percent were somewhat satisfied, the results showed.

Four percent of the initial respondents were unhappy with their quality of life, said Wendy Shabay of Fort Worth-based Freese and Nichols, who is serving as the project director for the city’s comprehensive planning process.

In June, the council unanimously approved a $224,989 contract with the company to develop the master plan.

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