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HBJ: Windsor is "Planner's Dream"

Windsor is on the cusp of great change with multiple development projects larger in scale than any other in its history underway.

Naturally, there is pushback from those in town who don't want to see the Windsor they've come to know fade away in the name of business.

According to the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ), however, Windsor's not only doing everything right when it comes to providing a home for big business, but neighboring communities, including the state's capital, should take note.

"Windsor seems to have perfected its formula for attracting these types of businesses," reports HartfordBusiness.com on the heels of an application files with Windsor that points to Amazon.com having interest in making Windsor its newest distribution home.

Windsor's attraction to businesses is no secret. Town Manager Peter Souza and interested developers have said on many occasions that the town's seven exits on I-91 and proximity to Hartford make the town a natural for development consideration. Throw in the town's history of giving some businesses temporary tax abatements to build locally, and companies like Dollar Tree and ING are quick to hop on board.

HBJ calls this "business-friendly attitude" combined with easy access to all major area highways and Bradley International Airport "a logistic planner's dream."

"No wonder developers have proposed the 600-acre, 8,000-resident mixed-use Great Pond Village development," reports HBJ while saying Windsor may be "Connecticut's distribution hub."

According to HBJ, "Other Connecticut municipalities, including Hartford, could benefit from having the same clarity of focus."

Follow this link to read more about Windsor's success and how Hartford can improve: http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20130819/PRINTEDITION/130819917
Kathy Rosol August 26, 2013 at 07:07 PM
All I can say is I have grown up in Wilson , a Windsor community along side of my bother and sisters and many friends!! My family has deep roots her and has contributed a lot in the best interest of our town!! Windsor is made up of Wilson,poquonuck,and Hayden station right? At the end of the day we are all Windsor!! So people lets get real ! You and I should not be concerned with what are last name is or what "town we grew up in" all we should be concerned with is doing whatever we can to defend and support "Windsor"
Michaela I. Fissel August 26, 2013 at 07:27 PM
@WR - I am very interested to learn more about what you identified as not so liked content provided on the republican's website. Maybe areas that you would like to see improved if it is the website itself, or areas you think could be potential blind spots in the candidate bios. You can e-mail me at michaela.fissel@gmail.com if you would like to share your perspective. No pressure of course : ) I am running as a republican candidate for the board of education, and our team is extremely interested in hearing from community members to ensure that we move forward representing the voice of Windsor residents. That is, those who are elected from the Windsor Republican slate... but as it was mentioned in previous posts... a change is needed so hopefully we are all elected to shift the priorities of our BOE to represent the authentic and unbiased needs of our children.
WR August 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM
@Fissel, I was referring to the candidates... not the website. I like most of the candidates. A couple I have an issue with. Moreso on the Independent side, as they have been inconsistent more so on the BoE. It is time for some new blood and ideas.
Avon Lady August 28, 2013 at 08:41 AM
Disturbing the report at the link given above reads "Dr. Carl Johnson, Jefferson County health director from 1973 to 1981, directed numerous studies on contamination levels and health risks the plant posed to public health. Based on his conclusions, Johnson opposed housing development near Rocky Flats. He was fired. Later studies confirmed many of his findings.[5]" @ - @ - @ Dr Johnson said Not to Build Housing NEAR the Contaminated Site - but Great Pond is Building Right On Contaminated Land & During the building process all that contamination is getting kicked up into the air so home owners in the area very well get That Contamination On Their Lawns, Homes & Lungs @ - @ - @ - @ Some how this just keeps getting worse & worse but Town Council & the others at the Town Hall Do Not Seem to Care
Mary Ann Overbaugh August 29, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Other than clearing the land, what has happened to the property ...I see no activity.

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