A New Comprehensive Plan for Windsor
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Windsor Comprehensive Plan will serve as the Town’s official guide for land use and development over the next 10-20 years. It will act as a “road map,” detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues like land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more.
The new Comprehensive Plan will be community-driven, and its vision and policy recommendations will be grounded in community outreach. An advisory committee comprised of elected and appointed officials as well as local residents will help guide the planning process in partnership with the Town and a consulting team.
Over the course of the next year, residents and stakeholders will have numerous opportunities to participate both in-person and on-line. The Plan is expected to be completed in early 2016.
Workshops in May!
The Town is hosting two workshops in May 2015. One workshop will focus on residents and community stakeholders with a second aimed at business owners and operators within Windsor. These workshops are the first of several face-to-face community outreach events scheduled throughout the planning process. The purpose of these first workshops is to allow attendees to voice what they value most about the community and the issues they would like to see addressed.
All workshops are open to the public and will begin with a review of the purpose of a Comprehensive Plan and the planning process, and conclude with an interactive exercise to listen to views on issues, opportunities, and potentials within the community. All meetings will take place at the Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue Station No. 1 located at 100 N 7th Street, Windsor.
Community/Resident Workshop Wednesday May 6, 2015, 7:00-8:30 pm
Business Workshop Wednesday May 6, 2015, 8:00-9:30 am
Keep Posted on the Plan
Members of the public can stay active and aware of the project as it progresses over the summer months by tracking it through the project website. The website will not only post meeting announcements but will also serve as the clearinghouse for draft documents ready for review and comment, summaries of public meetings and outreach events, and updates on online outreach tools like the questionnaires and mapping tool. The website is an efficient resource for residents, businesses, and community stakeholders to stay engaged throughout the planning process and ensure their voice is heard at each stage of the project