What is a Zoning Designation?

Like General Plan Land Use Designations, each property within the Town has a Zoning District designation.  Zoning Districts identify specific types of uses allowed in the district as well as building standards and permitting procedures.   Zoning Districts are a tool for implementing the General Plan Land Use Designation and must be consistent with the General Plan Land Use Designation in terms of the types and intensities of uses allowed in the district.   For example, if your property has a General Plan Land Use Designation of Residential - 5 to 8 dwelling units per acre, your property would be “zoned” with a Zoning District that allows for residential uses with building and development standards that accommodate development at a range of 5 to 8 units per acre. 

A table listing each of the Zoning District designations in the Town’s Zoning Ordinance and the corresponding General Plan Land Use Designation that it implements can be accessed from this link Zoning District Descriptions.    

A map of Zoning Districts within the Town can be viewed/downloaded from the following link: https://www.townofwindsor.com/DocumentCenter/View/132 

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1. Why is the land use designation for my property proposed to change?
2. What is a General Plan?
3. Why is the General Plan being updated?
4. What is a General Plan “Land Use Designation”?
5. The land use designations in my notice seem to be the same. Is there really a change?
6. My property is in the county, why I am receiving notice of a town land use change?
7. How does the General Plan Land Use Designation affect my property?
8. What is the difference between the General Plan and the Zoning Ordinance?
9. What is a Zoning Designation?
10. I live in a mobile home park and received a notice of land use change. Does this mean my mobile home park is going to close?
11. Who can I talk to if I have questions about the land use changes proposed for my property?
12. How can I submit comments on the proposed land use changes to the Planning Commission?
13. Who will make the final decision on the proposed land use changes?