The Windsor Riverfront redevelopment project encompasses 70 acres of abandoned and underutilized brownfield properties stretching along the Connecticut River, adjacent to historic downtown Windsor. The Plan includes an active mixed-use district, directly linking a new riverfront park to the existing Main Street commercial core. This district includes a hotel and conference center as well as small scale retail, restaurants, and artist studios, with housing above. The site plan provides views to the river from downtown and the new development, as well as views to Mount Ascutney to the west and the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in the country. Two new parks link to a riverfront path system.
New tree-lined roads connect the mixed-use district to downtown and a new light industrial district geared to resource-based and resource-recovery businesses such as fine woodworking and products from recycled materials – as well as other more traditional light industrial uses. These uses provide tax revenues and jobs, a major goal of the project.