Windsor Center Development Workshop Jan 10
On Thursday January 10th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, the Town of Windsor will be hosting the second in a series of public workshops for the Windsor Center Transit Oriented Development Planning and Facilitation Program. This workshop is intended to both inform and gather input from Windsor residents as well as business and property owners on alternative transit-oriented development strategies for Windsor Center, as well as opportunities to redevelop and reuse key underutilized properties within Windsor Center.
This second workshop is part of a comprehensive planning effort intended to strengthen Windsor Center as a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use district in anticipation of enhanced transit service, which will include new commuter rail service beginning in 2016. This workshop, together with other opportunities for public input, will be used to create a plan for Windsor Center that serves the needs of existing and future residents, strengthens pedestrian and bicycle connections, provides an enhanced business and retail center, and examines the potential for mixed-use development (including new housing) within a half-mile walking distance of the proposed new commuter rail service.
Windsor’s Planning Department and a steering committee made up of Windsor residents are working with a consulting team to guide the TOD planning program, which is being funded through a grant administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The program, led by the planning and urban design firm The Cecil Group, is expected to be completed within a year.