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Important Planning Documents
A wide variety of planning documents can be found at the Document Center and forms. Frequently accessed documents are presented below.
The General Plan is considered the community's blueprint for future development and serves as a foundation for land use decisions by the Town Council, the Planning Commission and Town Staff. The General Plan can be downloaded at the following link. 2040 General Plan
General Plan Map
The General Plan Map indicates land uses according to the General Plan. The General Plan Map can be downloaded at the following link. 2040 General Plan Map
Windsor 2040 General Plan Final Environmental Impact Report
The Housing Element is one of seven General Plan Elements required by the State of California. This document serves as the guide for residential development and addressing housing needs in the Town of Windsor.
The Zoning Ordinance carries out the policies of the General Plan and functions to protect the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare of residents, and businesses in the Town. In simple terms, the Zoning Ordinance is the book of rules related to how land is developed and what uses are allowed in each zone. The Zoning Ordinance can be downloaded at the following link. Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance can also be downloaded in six parts at the following links. Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4, Article 5, Article 6.
The Zoning Map indicates residential, commercial, industrial, and special purpose zones in the Town. This map is used in conjunction with the Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Map can be downloaded at the following link. Zoning Map
Station Area Plan
The Station Area Plan is a Specific Plan for the downtown area. The plan is built around the concept of developing a transit-oriented and diverse mixed use downtown that supports and benefits from the future SMART train. This plan is the culmination of two years of work that involved community input and sophisticated analysis of economics, urban design and environmental impacts. The Station Area Plan can be downloaded in six parts at the following links. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 . If you have a fast internet connection, you can download this document here (19 MB).
Shiloh Road Vision Plan
The community desires that Shiloh Road Village convey an image that is both unique and consistent with regional architecture and one that evokes a strong sense of place and promotes walking and bicycling. The Shiloh Road Vision plan is a tool to communicate key concepts, which will assist Shiloh Road Village in realizing its full design potential. Through application of the plan, the Shiloh Road Village will yield a high quality and distinct aesthetic environment that benefits property owners, merchants, residents, and visitors alike.
The Shiloh Road Vision Plan can be downloaded at the following link (this is a large document, please be patient). Shiloh Road Vision Plan
The Guiding Principles can be downloaded at the following link. Shiloh Road Vision Plan Guiding Principles
Complete Street Design Guidelines, January 2013
Connecting Central Windsor, July 2018
Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Plan, Update 2021
Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, Volume 1
Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, Volume 2