Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan

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THE EASTMAN PARK DRIVE CORRIDOR PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

The Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan was officially adopted by the Windsor Town Board on December 13, 2021. The adopted plan is available for review and download via the "Documents" section on this webpage.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning process!




PROJECT OVERVIEW

Building on the recently completed Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and Master Plan for the Diamond Valley Sports Park, the Town has partnered with Olsson to prepare a comprehensive corridor plan. This corridor plan will provide a holistic long-term vision for the Town of Windsor and the adjacent property owners and serve as a guiding document for improvements regarding future land uses and transportation networks. The Town’s goals for the Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan are to be more strategic with existing and future investments regarding the streetscape and adjacent architecture, transportation network and mobility, access and utilization into adjacent properties and an overall brand.

The section of Eastman Park Drive that is being focused on is approximately 1.5 miles long, aligned generally west to east from State Highway 257 to Howard Smith Drive. The roadway changes character several times throughout the project area and is bordered by a variety of land uses along its length, with the predominant features being Diamond Valley Sports Park and light industrial development. The western portion of Eastman Park Drive is characterized by smaller-scale commercial uses, many built near the street; a wide variety of industrial uses, and agricultural fields/undeveloped land. The rural road profile in this area is three lanes, with two travel lanes and a continuous turn lane. Sidewalks are on both sides of the street, but are not continuous. The central portion of Eastman Park Drive is dominated by the Diamond Valley Sports Park, long standing farm lands and the Consolidated Law Ditch Crossing. The eastern portion of the study area begins east of the park and is bookended by Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP). This area is largely filled with vacant parcels and oil and gas facilities.

Study Goals

The Town of Windsor is working with consultants to create a plan for the corridor. Feedback on this project will help staff accomplish several project goals.

  • The corridor plan will help address the challenges of facilitating mobility, access, economic development and corridor branding in a strategic manner, within the reasonable fiscal constraints of the Town’s budget and limited state and federal funding, and in a way that is responsive to anticipated demographic and land use changes.
  • With the introduction of the sports park to this previously industrial area, the character of the area will be changing and the corridor will need to reflect a change to a gateway that welcomes visitors to the sports park.
  • Additionally, the corridor plan will be coordinated with regional plans and investments, and will provide equitability and support for all segments of the community.
  • With influence from the Town’s comprehensive plan and TMP and Diamond Valley Sports Park Master Plan, the Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan will outline the Town’s vision for its ultimate build out, the policies to support that system, and capital projects that are prioritized with consideration of funding constraints.

THE EASTMAN PARK DRIVE CORRIDOR PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

The Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan was officially adopted by the Windsor Town Board on December 13, 2021. The adopted plan is available for review and download via the "Documents" section on this webpage.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning process!




PROJECT OVERVIEW

Building on the recently completed Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and Master Plan for the Diamond Valley Sports Park, the Town has partnered with Olsson to prepare a comprehensive corridor plan. This corridor plan will provide a holistic long-term vision for the Town of Windsor and the adjacent property owners and serve as a guiding document for improvements regarding future land uses and transportation networks. The Town’s goals for the Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan are to be more strategic with existing and future investments regarding the streetscape and adjacent architecture, transportation network and mobility, access and utilization into adjacent properties and an overall brand.

The section of Eastman Park Drive that is being focused on is approximately 1.5 miles long, aligned generally west to east from State Highway 257 to Howard Smith Drive. The roadway changes character several times throughout the project area and is bordered by a variety of land uses along its length, with the predominant features being Diamond Valley Sports Park and light industrial development. The western portion of Eastman Park Drive is characterized by smaller-scale commercial uses, many built near the street; a wide variety of industrial uses, and agricultural fields/undeveloped land. The rural road profile in this area is three lanes, with two travel lanes and a continuous turn lane. Sidewalks are on both sides of the street, but are not continuous. The central portion of Eastman Park Drive is dominated by the Diamond Valley Sports Park, long standing farm lands and the Consolidated Law Ditch Crossing. The eastern portion of the study area begins east of the park and is bookended by Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP). This area is largely filled with vacant parcels and oil and gas facilities.

Study Goals

The Town of Windsor is working with consultants to create a plan for the corridor. Feedback on this project will help staff accomplish several project goals.

  • The corridor plan will help address the challenges of facilitating mobility, access, economic development and corridor branding in a strategic manner, within the reasonable fiscal constraints of the Town’s budget and limited state and federal funding, and in a way that is responsive to anticipated demographic and land use changes.
  • With the introduction of the sports park to this previously industrial area, the character of the area will be changing and the corridor will need to reflect a change to a gateway that welcomes visitors to the sports park.
  • Additionally, the corridor plan will be coordinated with regional plans and investments, and will provide equitability and support for all segments of the community.
  • With influence from the Town’s comprehensive plan and TMP and Diamond Valley Sports Park Master Plan, the Eastman Park Drive Corridor Plan will outline the Town’s vision for its ultimate build out, the policies to support that system, and capital projects that are prioritized with consideration of funding constraints.
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