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.
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 (updated 10/17/17 and 5/10/22), prioritizes sidewalk replacements in areas with high pedestrian traffic and adds new sidewalks where needed. NOTE: While the 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 past resident surveys, the maintenance of streets was selected 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 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.
- 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.