Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan Update Public Input

Public Input Requested (Survey)

The City's current Comprehensive Plan has been guiding development decisions for over seven years and it is time for an update. The Comprehensive Plan provides a long-range plan for the physical development of the community. A strong Comprehensive Plan, most importantly, needs to reflect the voices of the city’s residents. The process for creating the plan will include several opportunities for the public to voice opinions and to comment on in-progress plan materials. This survey is your first opportunity to provide feedback about the future of the City of Winchester. Your input will help guide preliminary planning concepts to be generated through a series of public meetings (coming soon). We are excited to hear your thoughts. Click here to take the survey (deadline: July 31, 2019).

Public Input Sessions Announced

Comprehensive plan update public input sessions list

Please plan to attend one of the public input sessions regarding the Comprehensive Plan Update:  

  • Thursday, July 25 – 2:00 pm at Frederick Douglass Elementary School Gym, 100 West Cedarmeade Avenue
  • Monday, July 29 – 10:00 am at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School Cafeteria, 550 Virginia Avenue
  • Wednesday, July 31 – 6:30 pm at John Kerr Elementary School Cafeteria, 427 Meadow Branch Avenue
  • Tuesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm at Quarles Elementary School Cafeteria, 1310 South Loudoun Street

Click here for more details.


Winchester Comprehensive Plan

Adopted: May 10, 2011
Amended: July 8, 2014 (Chapter 11)

Sustainability is the key principle of Winchester’s future vision. The Comprehensive Plan charts a new path toward environmental, economic and social sustainability. It promotes a walkable community made up of vibrant mixed use neighborhoods that honor Winchester’s rich history and use the latest technology. This Plan reflects City Council’s philosophy of proactively improving citizens’ quality of life. It is a strategy to make vision into reality–to make Winchester a Community of Choice.

Comprehensive Plan

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