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

TPZC to Review Plan of Conservation and Development Chapters

Tuesday, March 24th, 7:00 PM, at Town Hall, Council Chambers, the Planning Department will continue its review of draft chapters of the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development with the Town Planning and Zoning Commission. The intent of this workshop is to give the TPZC an opportunity to review and refine visions, goals, and strategies contained in the draft chapters on Open Space, Villages, and Community Facilities.

Plan of Conservation and Development Chapters Available for Review

The Planning Department and the Town Planning and Zoning Commission are in the process of updating Windsor's Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). The POCD is a document which guides conservation and development over the next ten years and beyond. Several chapters are now available for review. The chapters may be accessed under 'Plan of Conservation and Development Update' on the right side of the Planning Department webpage. Hard copies are also available in both Windsor and Wilson Public Libraries and in the Planning Department. If you have any questions or comments about the chapters as you review them, please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Department at (860) 285-1980.


*Additional chapters will be made available for review over the next few weeks. Please check back!

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?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is changing its rules for the Federal Flood Insurance Program to reduce subsidies and to reflect true risk to certain properties.  Previously, structures had to be elevated one-foot above the 100-year flood elevation to qualify for reduced flood insurance rates.  Under the new rules, buildings rebuilt less than three feet above the 100-year flood elevation will pay significantly higher flood insurance rates.

Last Updated: Friday, March 20th, 2015