Results of our most recent survey

Our most recent survey included two parts, one included specific questions with options for you to choose from in response. You can click here to view the results of this part of the survey (Note: This will open an image in a floating window. You can scroll to the bottom to see all the questions and the responses, and click “Close” in the lower-right corner when you are done).

The second part of the survey asked for your input on what you would like to have/see in Cooper-Young. Here are your answers:

  • Clean sidewalks and gutters.
  • a safe place to live and play
  • an emergency preparedness program
  • better neighborhood lighting, increased police presence, guerrilla gardening group like this one:  http://www.laguerrillagardening.org/
  • bike lanes, speed bumps on walker ave, more local businesses, cooper young fest for 2 days, increased safety, more art.
  • block club activities upped, bike lanes
  • Bridging of family friendly atmosphere from cooper and young to the fairgrounds.
  • Citizen/police joint patrols, self-defense training. Tighter code enforcement. Joint projects with Orange Mound and Rozelle Park neighborhoods.
  • Clean up and enforcement of code violations!!!!!  Mow yards, maintain exteriors of homes!!!!  New construction should blend with the historic aesthetics of our neighborhood!!!!  Better maintenance of the intersection – gazebo could use a facelift.
  • Code enforcement, beautification, safety
  • Continue efforts to improve awareness of crime and crime prevention. Safety of our residents is vital.
  • Cooper Young square retail spaces get occupied
  • Crime reduction
  • Ensure that abandoned homes do not exist in CY. Help start and organize Neighborhood watch groups.
  • Fairground development, more volunteer opportunities, better event awareness and publicity
  • foot patrol of policeman, improved sidewalks, and bike lanes
  • Growth of the Parent’s Network to increase neighborhood kids at Peabody, hence more investment in the neighborhood and more of a sense of belonging” to CY instead of just living there. Recruitment of new members to increase the assn. and maybe an open”
  • Help fill the vacant retail space.
  • I am concerned over rental property on my street, so I would like to see strong code enforcement.  Property values will diminish with rental owners not keeping up their property.  Cooper young needs to address this.
  • I like the direction of CY — so other than continuous improvement — I am happy here — 23 years now.
  • I love cooper young…I would love to have more available for children
  • I love CY.
  • I think the board and our community in CY is doing great at what it does…I love being part of it
  • i would like to participate in creating more art in public spaces!
  • I would like to see more of the CY community be more active and participating.  It takes a group effort to make this neighborhood what it is, and the more people participating the better
  • I would like to see the city keep the alleys and streets clean. It’s bs that we have to do it! We pay enough taxes!
  • I would like to see the Community Association continue to advocate for creating a model neighborhood.
  • I would like to see the Cooper Young shopping district developed to be more appealing for residents and tourists and more pedestrian friendly.  It needs curb appeal.  Central West End in St. Louis, MO would be a good model for how Cooper Young could look.
  • I would love for the meetings to take place on nights other than Tues/Thurs.  I work late on those nights and can never attend the community meetings, and I really hate that as I would like to be more involved.
  • I’d like to see a Coopr-Young resident on th Memphis City Council.
  • In addition to making CY a safer place it is important to make it enjoyable. Events that bring neighbors together build a community. CYCA skills should focus on connecting residents. The effects build stronger relations of people in CY and with CYCA.  Foc
  • increase in property values
  • keep on… love it and appreciate what y’all do
  • less crime
  • less crime, less rodents,
  • less crime, less traffic
  • less crime, more beautification
  • Lower Crime Rate!
  • Make the Southern-Cooper train crossing a federal quiet zone”–no train horns; the noise is the single worst feature of our neighborhood”
  • More active block clubs.
  • More business in Cooper-Young: an organic food grocery/restaurant, fewer eyesores, more business development, more frequent police patrolling.
  • More frequent patrol in the later hours of the night. Cleaner alleys. Better night life on Cooper.
  • more improvement in the appearance of the community.  people are still not taking care of their own property and I wonder if the majority of those are renters.  Also, I think businesses should be encouraged to clean up their own backyard”.  You wouldn”
  • More lighting giving more sense of security
  • more neighborhood watch activities
  • more people step up and volunteer!
  • More police presence-I am constantly afraid in my own home.
  • My big issue and concern is the fact that several people have spent years upgrading theri homes and enhancing the neighborhood and with the econemy the way it is now many homes are now being rented and it is undoing the work that many have done over the years
  • organized effort to clean up high-traffic areas
  • Our neighborhood needs businesses! There must be an emphasis on this. Our neighborhood suffers with all of the empty storefronts. It’s sad. There needs to be some incentives for folks wanting to open a store or restaurant.
  • Possibly further effort to enhance safety from crime.
  • reduce crime and litter
  • Repave sidewalks so you can walk with strollers on them instead of middle of road (and it would just look better-check out the paved sidewalk on Oliver next to the school; make people who don’t keep their yards clean do it or be fined.  Realtors who have
  • run down homes renovated
  • Safety and disaster preparedness
  • Stricter rules about the ways yards are kept – we have some neighbors who don’t take care of their yards at all and they look awful!
  • traffic circle at Walker and Tanglewood (an low visiblity intersection that would benefit by this change), clear the old railway line that goes along Elzey to the parkway as a walking path, demolish the derelict homes on  both sides of the norfolk souther
  • Trash Cans placed around Cooper Young to hopefully help with litter
  • vacant housing code enforcement, neighborhood watch, beautification campaigns, fill the empty storefronts at the main intersection, keep neighborhood safety a priority, get more association members
  • We need bike lanes throughout midtown
  • While I understand and appreciate the quirky charm that makes CY what it is, I do wish that some yards and properties were better maintained.  Tall weeds, crumbling roofs, peeling paint, overgrown shrubbery and the like make the neighborhood look sloppy

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