Planning

Address:
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT. 06095
Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Email:
E-mail Us
Phone:
860-285-1980
Fax:
860-285-1809

Staff

Eric Barz, AICP
Town Planner
860.285.1981
Marian Madison
Planning Secretary
860.285.1980
Abby St. Peter, AICP
Assistant Town Planner
860.285.1982
Tom Hazel
Environmental Planner & Wetlands Agent
860.285.1987

Windsor Plans Public Workshop for Wilson Neighborhood

The Planning Department is updating the Town of Windsor Plan of Conservation and Development and has scheduled a public workshop as a way to obtain residents' and business owners' insight into key issues and opportunities in Wilson. This workshop meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th, 7:00 PM, at Wilson Branch Library (365 Windsor Avenue).

 

The Town is hoping to hear from residents and business owners about important issues in Wilson they would like to see considered in future planning. Participants in the workshop will be asked to discuss what they like about how Wilson has developed. They will also be asked to comment on how future growth should be managed by the Town. The recommendations of the study will be incorporated as part of the overall 2015 Windsor Plan of Conservation and Development.

 

Participants will be given an opportunity to discuss what they envision the Wilson of tomorrow should be like. The topics discussed could include: environmental conservation, historic preservation, economic development and business needs, residential development, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, enhancing neighborhood character, and more.

 

The recommendations from this workshop will be considered for inclusion in the Enancing the Villages chapter of the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development to be presented to the public at several public meetings in the Spring of 2015.

 

Questions about this workshop, or future meetings related to preparation of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, can be directed to the Windsor Planning Department at 285-1980.

Please Welcome Our New Environmental Planner and Inland Wetlands Agent: Tom Hazel

Tom Hazel has a BS in Environmental Resource Managment and Engineering from the University of Connecticut.  Prior to joining the Town of Windsor, Tom enforced housing, wetlands, and zoning codes for the Town of Windham, and ran his own home improvement contracting business.

 

In his current role as Environmental Planner and Wetland Agent, Tom administers and enforces the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations, provides liaison support to the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, investigates wetlands violations, reviews plans for environmental impacts, inspects construction sites for regulatory compliance, administers environmental education and conservation programs, and assists other town agencies in achieving regulatory compliance and meeting conservation goals.

 

We look forward to many years of working with Tom.

New Community Engagement Tool Features Windsor Center and its Transit Oriented Development Plan

On January 2nd, the Town launched a new community engagement tool called Winput, designed to both keep you informed of community issues, and to provide a forum for sharing ideas that will help us to improve facilities, services, and the town in general.  To kick off Winput, the Windsor Center Transit Oriented Development Planning and Facilitation Project (Windsor Center TOD Project) is prominently featured, with project descriptions, discussions, and a survey on what you would like to see in Windsor Center.  Please take the time to visit Winput and don't forget to bookmark the page and come back often.

New Service Request System Seeks to Improve Customer Service

On January 2nd, the Town launched a new service request system known as SeeClickFix that allows you to report issues directly to the most responsible town employee.  You can access SeeClickFix from you computer or an iOS or Android capable smart phone using a free app that lets you submit photos and GPS coordinates of the issue.

 

We hope that SeeClickFix will improve customer service by giving you better access to town staff and by giving town staff more complete information as well as mechanisms for keeping in touch and tracking our progress.  Please visit our SeeClickFix page and download the free app today!

*New* Citizens' Guide to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission

We are proud to present to you our new online “Citizens’ Guide to the Town Planning and Zoning Commission”.  To access the guide, click on the permanent link to the right. or click here. Wherever possible, we have provided links to both Town of Windsor and external web sites; providing access to town departments, agendas, minutes, web streams, statutes, applications, regulations, and other supporting information to help you better understand the planning and zoning process and how you can participate in it.

 

This is a work in progress and we welcome your suggestions for improving it in the future.  We hope that you find it both informative and useful.

Zoning Registry Legal Notice

Legal Notice

Town of Windsor

Town Planning & Zoning Commission

 

The Windsor Town Planning & Zoning Commission does hereby give notice that it has established a Public Notice Registry pursuant to Public Act 06-80. Landowners and electors of the Town of Windsor, as well as non-profit organizations may request to be placed on this Registry. Those placed on the registry will be entitled to receive advance notice by mail or by electronic mail of public hearings associated with any change in Zoning Regulations or boundaries, Subdivision Regulations, or any amendment to the Plan of Conservation and Development.  For inclusion in the registry, please email the Planning Department; or retreive a form here to fill out and submit by mail or in person; or call (860) 285-1980 to obtain a form to request inclusion in the Registry.  To receive registry notices by USPS mail, you or your organization will be responsible for supplying and replenishing self-addressed stamped envelopes to the Planning Department.

About Us

The Planning Department is responsible for guiding the conservation and development of the town. By reviewing proposed developments, designing town projects, providing information on public and private developments, and administering the town's Geographic Information System (GIS) for mapping, information retrieval, and analysis, we provide guidance and support to the Historic District Commission, the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, and the Town Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Whether you are expanding or relocating your business, developing a new residential neighborhood, or feel that you will be impacted by a proposed development, we are here to help you navigate the planning and zoning process. Even if you are just thinking of developing a project in town, come see us first and we can set up a confidential meeting with our Staff Development Team to help you better understand what will be required of you under the various planning, zoning, building, fire, engineering, and health codes so that you can make more informed decisions about your project.

 

We have designed this web page to be a clearinghouse for planning and zoning information, where you can get contact information; maps; regulations; application forms; procedures; agendas, legal notices, and minutes; demographic data; answers to many of your questions; and much more with a few clicks of your mouse. If you cannot find what you need, let us know and we will see if we can add it to this site in the future.

Did You Know?

When Town Hall was renovated back in 1990, the second floor was redesigned with an open central floor plan designed to provide one-stop shopping for all of your development needs.  The Building, Economic Development, Engineering, Fire Marshal, Health, and Planning Departments are all clustered around a central visitors area so that we can help you with your permitting needs from project concept to completion in one convenient location. 

 

Many staff members have been cross-trained to handle basic functions in other departments, so even if the official you are looking for is out of the office, chances are, someone else can at least get you started in the right direction.   

Last Updated: Friday, January 23rd, 2015