Winchester Downtown

Master Plan


  • Main Street Winchester


  • CityVisions Associates

The Challenge

Downtown Winchester has a remarkable collection of late 19th-century buildings. However, one side of Main Street is elevated by as much as six feet, compromising access for people of all abilities. The existing infrastructure is in poor condition with expansive areas of impervious pavement and little tree canopy.


A new resilient landscape reconfigures 300 feet of continuous stairs along Main Street, improving access and provided much-needed outdoor terrace space.

The Results

Downtown Main Street is advancing infrastructure improvements in tandem with a downtown investment fund and façade improvement program.

Existing Stairs

High Side Park