The Great Pond vision is clear: build a community that incorporates the “new urbanism” approach to planning, including walkable neighborhoods and a variety of housing types. Great Pond Village will include residential units with unparalleled recreational opportunities, retail and restaurant uses, and office, research and educational facilities. Great Pond incorporates and builds on the style and form of a traditional town in Connecticut, which includes diverse buildings types and a mix of commercial and residential uses in a compact, pedestrian-oriented development pattern. Plus, there is a large piece of land available for campus development as well.
Our team welcomes you to join one of the most exciting new developments in Connecticut.
The Form-Based Code (FBC) provides a step-by-step predictable approach to submitting, reviewing and acting on site plans for the incremental development and build out of Great Pond Village. Great Pond is a multi-phase, mixed-use development and has been pre-approved (no public hearing will be needed) as a Traditional Neighborhood Design Development in accordance with the Town of Windsor Zoning Regulations. The FBC emphasizes and prescribes the form of the buildings and their location on a development site. The application of the regulations set forth in the FBC to a particular portion of Great Pond is established by the Regulating Plan.
The review and approval of site plans for development within Great Pond will be approved by the town architect and administered by the Town of Windsor Planning Department. An easy to use checklist corresponds to the sections of the FBC and will be used by the staff to review, approve or modify a site plan. Development in the Urban Core Zone (T4) and Special Employment District (ED) require a digital three-dimensional model. Requirements for the model can be found on the checklist.
255 acres are available for development for up to 1,500 residential units, retail, restaurants and more. A special employment district and special industrial/warehouse district (IW) provides for large scale office, school campus, entertainment, warehousing and research and development uses.
Residential types consist of a mix of uses in a wide array of building types. For example; senior living, over 55 living, condos, townhomes, apartments, student apartments, workforces housing.
Phase 1 (The Preserve) includes 230 market rate apartments which are under construction and the first apartment building and clubhouse will be complete by the summer of 2019 with the total completion by summer of 2020.
Yes, each phase can stand on its own and phases do not need to be developed in sequence.
The MDC water and sewer, gas to site, offsite drainage, sidewalks, roads, paths, offsite landscaping, street lighting are all paid for through the municipal bond at no cost to the individual property owner /developer.
Linda Costanzo, Senior Asset Manager with Winstanley Enterprises