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

Please Welcome Our New Assistant Town Planner: Abby St. Peter

Abigail (Abby) St. Peter comes to Windsor from the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency where she worked as a professional planner for three years, serving as Assistant Regional Planner and then as Associate Planner, performing transportation studies, long-range planning, and coordinating paratransit services for the region.

 

In her current role as Assistant Town Planner, Abby reviews applications; drafts plans and regulations; administers the town’s geographic information system (GIS) and conducts numerous other activities in support of the Town Planning and Zoning Commission, the Town Council and other town departments and agencies.

 

We look forward to many years of working with Abby.

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?

If you are building a new home or need to replace your furnace, air conditioner and/or water heater, a ground-source heat pump can be a cost-effective alternative to new or replacement heating and cooling systems. 

 

Taking advantage of the relatively constant temperatures of the ground below the frost line, a ground-source heat pump costs 30 to 70 percent less to operate for heating and 20 to 50 percent less for cooling over conventional furnaces, air-source heat pumps, and air conditioners.  You can also take advantage of free hot water in the summer when operating in cooling mode by using heat collected from the air in your home to heat your hot water rather than send the heat back into the ground to be dissipated. 

 

Ground-source heat pumps cost more to install than conventional heating and cooling systems, mainly because of the well drilling or direct burial of outdoor water lines, but depending on how inefficient your current system(s) are, the units can pay for themselves in four to twelve years, and even quicker if energy prices skyrocket in the future.

Last Updated: Thursday, September 18th, 2014