CPS Board of Education Releases Results of Community Survey about FC Cincinnati Stadium Proposal
Cincinnati— The Cincinnati Public School District Board of Education today released the results of a survey the Board conducted to seek input from the Cincinnati community about the proposed FC Cincinnati Stadium. The Board appreciates the time that thousands of citizens took to provide input and ask questions about this proposed project.
The Board asked students, teachers, parents, and community members to share their thoughts and comments through a brief survey. In summary, 2,778 individuals replied to the survey. The survey initially opened on February 21st; an additional 1,068 individuals who have replied since February 28th, when the survey was reopened to get additional community input.
There was little variation of the survey results from the previous publication. There is no demographic information available about the respondents beyond their self-identification as a type of interested party.
Nearly 41 percent of the survey respondents identified as “A CPS Taxpayer.”
When asked “what issues are important to you?” respondents were permitted to check all that applied; the top five responses were:
|Potential positive economic development for the West End||55.5 percent||1,539 respondents|
|Jobs and economic opportunity||42.81 percent||1,187 respondents|
|Gentrification of the West End Neighborhood||28.2 percent||782 respondents|
|Impact of existing tax abatements affecting CPS||26.61 percent||738 respondents|
|Traffic impact||26.07 percent||723 respondents|
When asked "what information could be shared with you?"respondents were permitted to check all that applied; the top five responses were:
|Jobs and economic benefits of the project||53.59 percent||1,478 respondents|
|Impact on the West End Neighborhood||50.25 percent||1,386 respondents|
|Tax abatement impact||43.29 percent||1,194 respondents|
|New or expanded soccer opportunities for CPS students||33.28 percent||918 respondents|
|Parking in the area||29.22 percent||806 respondents|
Respondents were asked to provide additional comments to the Board; 1,285 individuals responded with comments.