Downtown Windsor Parking Study

On January 15, 2020, the Town Council approved the Downtown Parking Management Study to assess existing and future parking conditions within the downtown area and establish strategies for meeting future parking demands.

The approved Final Parking Study, Town Council Staff Report, and the associated appendices are available for review by clicking on the following links:


The increasing popularity of downtown Windsor, the prospect of a significant amount of new residential and commercial development activity and the anticipated arrival of SMART commuter rail service in late 2021 have led to a need to study and prepare for managing future parking demands

In 2018, the Town was awarded a Planned Development Area Staffing Assistance Planning Grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The Staffing Assistance grant, supplemented by funding from the Town, was used to fund the preparation of a Downtown Parking Management Plan. The Parking Management Plan was prepared by the consulting firm of Nelson Nygaard of San Francisco under contract with MTC. Nelson Nygaard is a recognized leader in planning for all areas of transportation and has extensive experience in conducting parking studies.

Community Workshops were held on April 8, 2019 and October 17, 2019 to receive input from the community on parking in the downtown area. In April, the Workshop consisted of an open house where community members commented on long-term parking and the impact of Town Green events, the SMART train and future development (such as hotels) on parking in downtown Windsor. In October, a presentation was provided on the proposed parking management strategies.

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