Below is a list of the City's Master Plans that assist staff and Council in making decisions for future changes and community improvements.
On December 8, 2015, Council adopted the City's 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to outline priorities, objectives, strategies, actions and target to accomplish over the next five years. The strategic plan will help the City reach its vision to be a beautiful, vibrant city with a historic downtown, growing economy, great neighborhoods with a range of housing options and easy movement. View previous strategic plans.
The City of Winchester's Comprehensive Plan guides future development and provides a roadmap on long-range policy direction for land-use, transportation, housing, economic development, public facilities and natural resources. The Winchester Comprehensive Plan charts a new path toward environmental, economic and social sustainability.
Sidewalk Master Plan
The Sidewalk Master Plan, adopted by Council on August 13, 2013, prioritizes sidewalk replacements in areas with high pedestrian traffic and adds new sidewalks where needed. NOTE: While the proposed plan contains proposed projects over a five year period, the projects will require budgetary approval from City Council each fiscal year.
Street Maintenance Master Plan
In the most recent survey of City residents completed in December 2014, the maintenance of City streets was selected by residents as the single City service that should receive the most emphasis within the next two years. City Council has responded to this strong desire for improved street maintenance by appropriating significant funding the past few years for street paving. In 2013, Council approved the City's current Street Maintenance Master Plan.
Street Maintenance Facts:
- The City currently maintains approximately 221.5 lane miles of public streets within the City (excluding alleys).
- In order to keep all of the roadways within the City in good physical condition and at a service level desired and expected by the residents, the City should repave approximately 10.4 lane miles of streets each year. Since Council approved the Street Maintenance Master Plan in 2013, the following number of lane miles have been repaved:
- 2013 - 11.7 lane miles
- 2014 - 20.9 lane miles
- 2015 - 9.61 lane miles
- 2016 - 10.18 lane miles
- The primary funding sources are projected to be the Highway Maintenance Fund and the City’s General Fund. The primary funding source is usually the City's General Fund due to funding limitations from the state and progress made on street repaving depends on the budget amount allocated each year.
Economic Development Master Plan
The Economic Development Master Plan is an analysis of economic development market opportunities and a plan for action to seize those opportunities. It examines the city as a whole, but gives special focus to six key “catalyst” sites that offer particular opportunities for economic development and revitalization.
This Master Plan clarifies the City’s vision of its economic future, and supports that vision with a program of strategic actions for both short-term and long-term horizons. This plan has been done in parallel with the City’s update of its overall Comprehensive Plan, which provides a broader, long-term, land use policy framework.
Parks Master Plan
Last updated in 2009, the Parks Master Plan has guided improvements in the City parks and is in the process of being revised. A needs assessment was conducted in 2015 which will help develop the new Park Master Plan.