Comprehensive Plan - Housing Survey

The City of Williamsburg is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan.  One aspect of the Comprehensive Plan is housing in the City.  Please take a few moments and let us know your thoughts about housing in the City of Williamsburg to better inform our Comprehensive Plan.

City of Williamsburg Poll:
Short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO are currently being considered by the Planning Commission. Should the City:
Allow short-term rental of one bedroom and of the whole house in owner occupied detached single-family dwellings.
37%
Not allow for short-term rentals.
25%
Allow the short-term rental of one bedroom in owner occupied detached single- family dwellings.
23%
Allow the short-term rental of the whole house in owner occupied detached single-family dwellings (owner vacates the house during the rental period).
14%
Closed to responses | 528 Responses
City of Williamsburg Poll:
Should Four Person Rentals:
Be permitted by right in rental inspection districts.
55%
Not be allowed even in rental inspection districts.
23%
Be approved as a special exception in rental inspection districts.
22%
Closed to responses | 518 Responses
City of Williamsburg Poll:
Should additional density be allowed in: (check all that apply)
Midtown - The Midtown Planning Area is located at the intersection of two of the City’s major entrance corridors, Richmond Road and Monticello Avenue. It is made up of five major components: the Arts and Cultural District centered on Richmond Road and Lafayette Street between Brooks Street and the Williamsburg Shopping Center; the Shopping Center Area that includes the Williamsburg and Monticello Shopping Centers; the Richmond Road Corridor between Monticello Avenue and Bypass Road; the Urban Residential Area along Mount Vernon Avenue and New Hope Road, and the College Area that is centered on William and Mary’s School of Education.
71%
Northeast Triangle - The Northeast Triangle Planning Area is a diverse area with concentrations of single-family detached dwellings, condominiums, apartments, townhouses, and commercial uses. It has been developing for over 300 years, and is centered on Capitol Landing Road (the historic connection between the colonial port on Queen’s Creek and Colonial Williamsburg), and on Page Street and Second Street.
61%
Downtown - The Downtown Planning Area has Merchant’s Square at its center, and extends north across the CSX Railroad to the Governor’s Inn, south to Mimosa Drive, and west along Richmond Road to Virginia Avenue.
58%
Closed to responses | 438 Responses
City of Williamsburg Poll:
Do you think increased density should be allowed to improve affordability?
Yes
72%
No
28%
Closed to responses | 486 Responses
City of Williamsburg Poll:
What price range would make home ownership affordable for you? If you are not interested in home ownership please check N/A.
N/A
43%
Less than $299,999
27%
Less than $150,000
12%
Less than $499,999
11%
Less than $749,999
4%
$750,000 or more
2%
Closed to responses | 495 Responses
City of Williamsburg Poll:
What price range would make renting a two bedroom unit affordable for you? If you are not interested in renting please check N/A.
N/A
28%
Less than $1,000 per month
26%
Less than $799 per month
25%
Less than $1,499 per month
12%
Less than $300 per month
5%
Less than $1,999 per month
4%
$2,000 or more per month
1%
Closed to responses | 498 Responses