The City of
The City of Winooski was established on March 7, 1922. It is located in Northwest Vermont, just across the Winooski River from Burlington at the heart of Chittenden County. Its award-winning “Smart Growth” downtown, beautiful Winooski River, and vibrant business sector make Winooski a very dynamic and exciting place to live and work. Winooski is proud to be a designated Refugee Resettlement community and home to many diverse newcomers to our country. As the most diverse community in the state, and with over 30 languages spoken by residents, Winooski offers a cultural richness not available in many other places in Vermont.
east allen street gateway scoping study
The East Allen Street Scoping Study advances the planning efforts for the East Allen Street corridor undertaken as part of the Winooski Transportation Master Plan and the Winooski Gateway Corridors Form Based Code. These planning efforts offered a vision for increased safety and mobility for all roadway users, improved streetscape amenities, and enhanced economic development opportunities along the major gateway corridors in Winooski.
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winooski MASTER PLAN
The Winooski Planning Commission, with assistance from the CCRPC, will draft, develop, and finalize a revisioning of the City’s Master Plan. In doing so, the new rewrite will conform to the sections in City’s guiding Strategic Vision Statement. Upon completion, the Winooski Planning Commission will present the updated Master Plan to Winooski City Council during the Winter and Spring of 2018/2019.
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WINOOSKI WEAVER STREET POP-UP DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
Between June 1st – 10th, 2018, the City of Winooski Department of Public Works installed a temporary two-way protected bike lane and other traffic calming improvements along Weaver Street in partnership with Local Motion, CCRPC, and VHB. The goal of the interactive pop-up project was to provide all users with the opportunity to experience a safer and more inclusive travel route which may help the City consider multimodal solutions for Weaver Street.
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winooski main street revitalization project
The City of Winooski is planning to complete a full reconstruction of the Winooski Main Street corridor from the New England Central railroad bridge north to the Colchester Town line (approximately 4,000 feet). The reconstruction project includes upgrades to existing water, wastewater, electric and telecommunication, stormwater, roadway, streetscape, traffic, and landscape elements within the public right-of-way. Community input is vital in deciding how this project supports Winooski’s Municipal Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, forwards the intention of the City’s Form Based Code zoning, and benefits the long-term needs of the community.
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WINOOSKI RIVER BRIDGE SCOPING STUDY
Beginning in the spring of 2017 and extending into next summer, the CCRPC, along with the Cities of Burlington and Winooski and other partner organizations, and the public, will start an important project that connects the two cities. The bridge over the Winooski River is approaching 90 years old and nearing the end of its expected useful life. For both structural, as well as functional reasons, this bridge will require significant improvements, perhaps outright replacement, in the not-too-distant future.
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WINOOSKI TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN
The Winooski TMP will seek to balance all modes of transportation within the existing public right-of-way and will provide a comprehensive list of roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and streetscape improvement recommendations that satisfy the overall vision for the City of Winooski. The Winooski TMP will be visionary but it will also include an action plan with low-cost improvements that the City could advance in the short term.
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WINOOSKI FORM-BASED CODE
CCRPC staff assisted the City of Winooski with the preparation of “smart growth” development regulations for planned Gateway districts along major transportation arteries. CCRPC staff are also in the process of developing a long-term vision for the transportation corridors and multimodal improvements. The Form-Based Code Regulations are available in Appendix B of the Winooski Bylaws.
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WINOOSKI MAIN STREET CORRIDOR STUDY
The primary goal of this study was to evaluate transportation issues and develop short and medium-term improvement strategies to address capacity and safety issues along the Main Street (US 2/7) corridor in Winooski from the Downtown Circulator north to the Colchester Town Line. This report presents a summary of the process, findings, recommendations, and implementation plan for short/low cost and medium-term transportation improvements in the corridor.
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- Winooski Downtown Circulation Study »
- Weaver Street over New England Central Railroad – Structural Assessment »
- VT 15 Bicycle & Pedestrian Scoping Study »
- VT 15 Corridor Study »
- All of our past Winooski planning studies can be found here »