Redevelopment Projects

Old Downtown - The Heart of Windsor


Windsor’s Old Downtown dates from the 1870s, and the advent of the San Francisco and North Pacific Coast Railroad. With a major rail line, hotels, shops and homes, it was the turn-of-the-century center of busy Windsor life.

As the shipping point for a vast amount of locally grown produce and grain, including fruits, grapes, hay and corn, it was also home to two of the largest wineries in Sonoma County at that time.
Town Green
Old Downtown Depot Today, The Town of Windsor, in partnership with a private developer, has revitalized the downtown core. The Town and its Redevelopment Agency invested over $15 million dollars on roadway improvements, utility undergrounding and public facilities, along with a new train station for commuter and excursion rail in the future.

In the heart of the Old Downtown is a four-and-one-half acre Town Green that boasts a bandstand, fountain, pools, historical timeline walk, children’s play area and a stand of native blue and valley oaks over 200 years old. It is the perfect place to listen to music, enjoy a picnic or attend a festival.


The Old Downtown has a mixed-use development that reflects Windsor’s commitment to a quality life. There are two- and three-story town homes with first-floor commercial space that house wonderful shops and restaurants.

The Old Downtown offers opportunities to live, work and enjoy the comfortable, friendly life for which Windsor is known. Contact the Economic Development Department at (707) 838-5335 for additional information about Old Downtown.
Arial view of Old Downtown