Winchester City Comprehensive Plan Public Input Session

In order to determine what city residents want Winchester to be in the future, four public input sessions on the Comprehensive Plan update were scheduled. Two meetings were held in June and two more are scheduled for July.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 14 at the John Kerr Elementary School. The fourth and final meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 22 at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Both meetings will run from about 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and be held in the school cafeterias.

At the Public Input Meetings, attendees will be asked to complete a word exercise using the letters spelling out W-I-N-C-H-E-S-T-E-R. The respondent is asked to write in a word or phrase beginning with the letter on each line that expresses their view about Winchester today as then another phrase (or perhaps the same one) that expresses what they envision the City being in the future. Copies of the exercise are being distributed at the Comprehensive Plan input sessions and can otherwise be requested from the City Planning Department (667-1815 or Attendees will also be broken into small groups to mark up maps identifying areas where change should occur and other areas that should be preserved as they are.