The Great Neighborhoods organization is working with the town and business community to strengthen and revitalize the economic climate in down town Winchester by encouraging new housing options, revamping the streets to accommodate more foot traffic and bicycles and improve the floodplain. This would hopefully improve the access in and out of the center of town, improving the economy of local businesses.
Members of the Great Neighborhoods Initiative have outlined a 10 to 15-year-long plan to enhance down town and preserve the natural beauty of the Abejona River. They also increase the number of residential houses in down town, which there are currently few of.
In 2012, The Great Neighborhoods Initiative completed a draft of the zoning changes they wish to see updated in order to address the issue of flooding and a housing market analysis of town center. The blueprint for the down town transportation and circulation is in the works.
The Executive Director of the Winchester Multicultural Network, Kath-Ann Hart and Town Planner Betsy Ware are actively trying reach out to the public to hear their input.
Using the comments section, tell us what changes you would like to see in down town.