The City of Campbell Winchester Boulevard Master Plan

August 31st, 2009 by Dana Smith

The City of Campbell has started the planning stage for a makeover of Winchester Boulevard. This project — Winchester Boulevard Master Plan — stretches from Camden Avenue in the south to Rosemary Avenue to the north. According to Tim Haley, Planner at the City of Campbell, the City has decided to update the zoning and land use guidelines so as to give developers guidance on what new development is appropriate.

Boundaries of the Winchester Boulevard Master Plan

Boundaries of the Winchester Boulevard Master Plan

One new development in the planning stage is Merrill Gardens. Merrill Gardens would be a assisted living and independent living senior housing complex, located on the corner of Rincon and Winchester. This development will replace the existing Teen Challenge building, as well and several storefront buildings to the north and a large commercial building behind the storefronts.

This will require new sidewalks, traffic lights and other improvements. Also, with the project located near downtown Campbell, the City will want the project to be pedestrian friendly, which will require ‘corner bulb-outs,’ cross walks and landscaping. The Winchester Master Plan has been updated to encourage pedestrian friendly designs.

The Master Plan has overall guidelines such as street trees, pedestrian-oriented lighting, corner bulb-outs, and underground utilities. The Master Plan divides this area into three sections, with each section having it’s own guidelines as to building height, building setbacks, frontage, landscaping and other details. The associated image shows the overall project.

More information about the master plan can be found here.

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