Imagine Winter Park
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that helps guide Town staff and elected officials 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
Creating the Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive 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 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 what they saw as critical issues to the Town, the opportunities that should be pursued, and the challenges that can be overcome.
The Comprehensive Plan's update was spearheaded by the Community Development Department. A steering committee was formed of local citizens, members of local boards and commissions, and Town staff. The steering committee was responsible for reviewing project materials and managing the progress of the update process.
Outreach & Process
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