The Town Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public workshop on development related topics for updating the 2004 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) on Tuesday, May 17th, at 7:00pm in the Windsor Town Hall Ludlow Room.
The Commission is hoping to hear from a diverse group of residents and business owners about the important development issues for Windsor to consider over the next ten to twenty years. The development topics discussed at this workshop will include promoting economic development, meeting housing needs, encouraging appropriate residential development patterns, neighborhood preservation, enhancing village centers and more.
The workshop will not be a typical town meeting. Attendees will participate in interactive planning exercises designed to guide discussion and spark creative thought towards the goal of developing strategies to guide future residential and economic development of the town.
The results of the workshop will be incorporated into a development strategy booklet that will be made available online and at the Windsor public libraries. This booklet will form the basis for discussion of development topics by the Commission as it updates two chapters of the POCD dealing with residential and economic development.
The Town of Windsor is required by law to update its Plan of Conservation and Development every ten years. Since the current plan was adopted in 2004, the Town Planning and Zoning Commission has chosen not to wait until 2014 to update the plan and has taken steps to update critical chapters of the POCD as the need arises. The Commission has already updated plan chapters dealing with agricultural and open space preservation, and the development of the Day Hill Corporate Area, which have yielded dramatic results. This workshop will continue the process of keeping the plan as current and effective as possible.
Questions about this workshop, or future workshops to be held on other topics, can be directed to the Windsor Planning Department at 285-1980.