As the growth at Great Pond continues, you can access the various resources related to the project here. Download the latest plans for each Phase, reference the Form-Based Code, and more.
The Great Pond vision is clear: build a community that incorporates the "live-work-play" 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 medical office, research, and educational facilities. Great Pond incorporates and builds on the style and form of a traditional town in Connecticut, which includes diverse building 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 Great Pond Design Manager 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 Village Center Zone (T4) and Special Employment District (ED) require a digital three-dimensional model. Requirements for the model can be found on the checklist.
341 acres. 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, workforce housing.
Construction at The Preserve at Great Pond, which includes 230 market-rate apartments, was completed in November 2020.
Yes, each phase can stand on its own and phases do not need to be developed in sequence.
The offsite 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
Read everything from Great Pond's purpose to building types and site development standards.
Please reference this document for a summary of Great Pond development standards, with site plans for each phase of development.
Get an idea of the full scope of Great Pond's future by viewing this map of the area and phases for development.
See some sketches that were done to show potential employment district or commercial building plans at Great Pond.
Use this resource as a tool to make sure you have what you need to apply for your development opportunity at Great Pond.