Winter Springs Comprehensive Plan Update 

Winter Springs Comprehensive Plan Update 

Dear Residents,

Earlier this month, Winter Springs initiated the process to update our comprehensive plan, setting the stage for a forward-thinking vision that will guide our community’s growth and development.

After issuing a Request for Proposals, we received bids from three esteemed planning firms: Inspire Placemaking Collective, RVi Planning and Landscape Architecture, and LPG Urban & Regional Planners, Inc. Following a thorough evaluation, Inspire Placemaking was selected to collaborate with us on this important endeavor. With their wealth of experience in comprehensive plan updates across Florida, including projects in Pasco County, Palm Bay, and Cocoa, we are confident in their ability to help us shape the future of Winter Springs.

Our current comprehensive plan, adopted in 2012, is due for an update to reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of our community. Through a two-phase approach, we will address state requirements in Phase 1 and embark on the broader 2050 Comprehensive Plan update in Phase 2. This process will be characterized by robust public engagement, ensuring that your voices and priorities are heard every step of the way.

As we plan for the future, accommodating projected population growth is a key consideration. With Winter Springs experiencing steady growth, it’s essential that we plan for housing and infrastructure to support our expanding community. By adhering to state projections and addressing the medium projections set forth by the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, we are laying the groundwork for sustainable growth and development.

While we embrace growth, we also recognize the importance of responsible development. Last year, we implemented a moratorium on new development to assess our stormwater system following Hurricane Ian. While this decision slowed down some projects, it underscored our commitment to prioritizing community safety and infrastructure resilience.

As we embark on this comprehensive plan update, I encourage all residents to stay informed and engaged in the process. Your input is invaluable as we chart the course for Winter Springs’ future. Together, we can ensure that our city remains a vibrant, inclusive, and resilient community for generations to come.

Warm regards, 

Victoria K. Bruce City Commissioner, Winter Springs

Chris Dougherty of Inspire Placemaking Collective speaking during the May 13 Winter Springs City Commission workshop meeting. (City of Winter Springs)

Phase 1 of the comprehensive plan will address state requirements. Phase 2, set to kick off in Aug., will consist of the wider 2050 Comprehensive Plan update and is scheduled for adoption by June 1, 2025. (Handout from City of Winter Springs)

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