Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

Survey on park to be distributed to random households

September 15, 2005, 12:00 a.m.

Updated: September 15, 2005, 12:14 p.m.

Randomly selected Lansing households soon will get a chance to give their two cents' worth on the master plan for the city's proposed 128-acre park.

The master plan is being developed this summer by Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co., a Kansas City, Mo., landscape architecture firm. It is using input received from Lansing residents over the course of four days of forums and planning discussions earlier this summer.

Jason Crum, director of parks and recreation, said he had received a rough draft of the survey from ETC Institute of Olathe, which formulated the survey in conjunction with the city and JBC. Crum wrote the cover letter that will accompany the survey.

The 25-question survey will be mailed and should take about 10 minutes to complete, Crum said. It will include a mix of general and specific questions, but beyond that, Crum said he couldn't comment, at ETC's request, in order that responses wouldn't influence respondents' answers.

Additionally, the questions may still change, Jason Morado, ETC project manager said.

Shannon Gordon, senior project manager, said he hoped to have the survey mailed within a week. About 2,000 surveys would be mailed, Morado said, with the goal of 400 being returned to get input from a representative sample of Lansing's roughly 10,000 population.

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