Winter Park Town Plan (Master Plan) Imagine Winter Park

Image Winter Park

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 7

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Full Town Plan (Printable)

Town Plan
What is a Town Plan?

The Town Plan is a policy document that helps town staff and elected officials make decisions on land use development and redevelopment, public services and facilities, and economic development. Developers also use it to understand how the town envisions its future and how their project might contribute to that vision.

It establishes a common vision for the Town’s future for:

  • Our Character & Culture
  • Our Global & Local Connectivity
  • Our World-Class Outdoor Recreation
  • Our Healthy & Thriving Environment

Review the community-driven Vision and Principles here.

Ultimately, the Town Plan sets out a framework, that once implemented, will maintain Winter Park as a great place to live, work, play and learn.  This is achieved through a series of goals and policies that are implemented by “short-term” (usually 1-2 years); “mid-term” (2-5 years); and “long term” (5+ years) actions.  These actions are usually performed by the Town and potentially other partners in the community.

The Town Plan was updated through a public process.  This means that the residents, property owners, and businesses of Winter Park had many opportunities to weigh in on the issues they saw as critical to the Town, the opportunities that should be pursued, and the challenges that can be overcome. 

The Town Plan Update was spearheaded by the Community Development Department. A Steering Committee was formed of local citizens, members of local boards and commissions, and town department staff.  The Steering Committee was responsible for reviewing project materials and managing the progress of the update process. 


Outreach & Process

Task 1: Foundation (May - August 2017)
The Town hosted a public open house on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to collect input on the community's vision and identify opportunities throughout Winter Park that contribute to the Town's goals. An online questionnaire also collected responses. Review the summary

Task 2: Vision, Opportunities + Framework (August - November 2017)
The vision, developed through a series of community conversations, represents the aspirational outlook of Winter Park’s land use development and redevelopment, public services and facilities, and economic development. Building on what was heard from the public, stakeholders, and staff the vision document will help guide the creation of the Town Plan Update. Review the Vision Document


Task 3: Choices + Implementation (December 2017 - April 2018)

The Winter Park community has told us what they love or would improve about Winter Park, and helped create a vision with four key themes for the future. Residents were able to participate in a public workshop to:

  • Review the community’s vision and guiding principles
  • Learn about potential opportunities and projects for the Town
  • Share your feedback in an interactive round-table discussion with fellow community members
See the workshop summaryworkshop presentation & display boards

Task 4: Plan Development + Approval (April - Fall 2018)

The Town hosted a public open house on September 25, 2018 to collect feedback on the final draft of the Town Plan.  Review the presentation, display boards and summary board.

Task 5: Adoption 

The Planning Commission adopted the Plan on January 8, 2019 with Resolution 1-2019.

The Town Council approved the Plan on December 18, 2018 with Resolution 1669, Series 2018.

Previous & Related Plans

Imagine Winter Park Plan coordinated with other plans of the Town of Winter Park, so that all of the plans in the Town are mutually supportive and consistent with one another. These plans include: