By Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune
GOLD CANYON — A survey of Gold Canyon residents on the future of the northern Pinal County community garnered more than 1,200 responses, county officials say.
The Gold Canyon Community Survey, which closed on Nov. 1, was intended for respondents to provide their input on how they would like to see Gold Canyon develop in the future.
The survey is part of a joint project between Pinal County, Gold Canyon Community Inc (GCCI), and Arizona State University to formulate a long-range Community Plan. The survey results will be integrated into an ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning case study as part of the Urban Land-use Planning course led by faculties from the ASU Knowledge Exchange for Resilience.
A steering committee made up of GCCI members and other community groups will spend time poring over the data of the survey before handing it off to ASU in mid-December.
GCCI will provide survey feedback to the Gold Canyon community (in person and virtually via Zoom) in January, while ASU’s detailed study will run from January to April of 2022.
GCCI’s Jerry Stevenson says early analysis confirms the survey has defined several baseline themes and surfaced core community values which are the underpinnings for successful planning.