MPNO 2016 Survey results

In 2016, the MPNO created a survey for residents about the neighborhood. Download the results/questions (pdf). Here’s a short summary of the results:

1. How long have you lived here?

– Most have lived here 10 years or less (46 of 79).

2. Do you own, rent or lease?

– 92% were home owners

3. Describe atmosphere of neighborhood?

– 47% (almost half – 37 of 79) said we have a “Friendly” neighborhood

4. Do you feel like you’re part of neighborhood?

– 78% said they felt like a part of the neighborhood. (17 responded ‘no’ of 79)

5. What is your favorite part of neighborhood?

Top four answers:

56% – Neighbors (39)
55% – Park (38)
47% – River Trail (33)
34% – Proximity to downtown (24)

6. Rate Concerns in the Neighborhood:

Most were very concerned about:

Crime – 65% (45),
Unkept Rentals 50% (31),
Speeding 36% (24),
Road/Sidewalk Repairs 35% (23),
Unkept Yards 35% (23),
Vandalism 33% (21),
Park Trash 27% (17)

Most were somewhat concerned over:

Road/sidewalk repairs 51% (33),
Alleys 50% (31),
Snow removal 48% (29),
Park trash 40% (25)

Most were not concerned about:
Basketball hoops 70% (41) ,
Traffic 61% (36),
Street lighting 59% (35),
Street parking 50% (31)

7. How are the public services in our neighborhood?

The best public services were:
 Trash/recycling 75% (50),
 Fire Protection 70% (43),
Recreation 54% (36)
The poorest were:
Street repair/maintenance 39% (37),
Snow plowing/removal 20% (12),
Community Education 11% (7)
8. Is there a city service our Neighborhood needs?

There were 24 responses for identifying a needed service, if yes.

The repeated responses were:
Repair for potholes/roads (4 responses)
More activities for young people/kids (4 responses)
Working park restroom (3 responses)
Tree maintenance (2 responses)

12. What type of neighborhood communication would be most helpful?

Most would like to hear by email 56% (26) and Facebook 54% (25). Least by website 10% (5) and phone 6% (3).

MPNO meeting on Wed., March 8

Come to the next MPNO monthly meeting on Wed., March 8 to talk about spring/summer events and we’ll be accepting nominations for new officers! We’ll be at the St. Casimir Church, Room 107 starting at 6:30pm. Download the agenda here (pdf). Stop in! You can also sign up for newsletters and updates over in the right column to get more information on meetings and events.

2017 Neighborhood Schedule of Events

  • March 8: Regular Meeting, 6:30-8pm (2017/18 board nominations accepted)
  • Early April: Spring Newsletter and Welcome Bag Distribution
  • April 8: Easter Egg Hunt, (rain date April 9)
  • May 13: Spring Planting and Park Clean-Up
  • June 14: Regular Meeting, 6:30- 8pm (voting for 2017/18 board members)
  • 3rd Saturday June – Sept.: Driveway Movie Nights
  • Late Summer (August/Sept): 2nd Annual PorchFest
  • September 13: Regular Meeting, 6:30- 8pm
  • October 14: Fall Park Clean-Up

BWL to Hold Community Design Charette for Central Substation

The Lansing Board of Water & Light is holding a design charette to hear community input on the exterior appearance of the Central Substation to be constructed at the southwest corner of W. Malcolm X St. and S. Washington Ave. It is at the REO Depot, 1201 S. Washington Ave. in Lansing this Wednesday, December 7 at 6pm.

Bob Ford with Landscape Architecture & Planners, and Ken Jones with Studio Intrigue, will moderate the meeting.

This is the first design charette to discuss designs since the project was approved by the Lansing City Council on September 26. The next design charette will be held the week of January 9, with a third meeting scheduled the week of January 23 if necessary. The outcome of these community meetings will help the designers determine how best to reflect the community’s input.