City, county leaders hear overview of Winters development projects

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Members of the Winters City Council and Yolo County Board of Supervisors met on Jan. 18 in a Zoom 2×2 meeting to discuss development in Winters.

Informational 2×2 meetings brings Winters city councilmembers and Yolo County supervisors together to discuss matters of shared interest.

Winters City Manager Kathleen Salguero Trepa presented an update on Winters development to Yolo County Supervisors Don Saylor and Angel Barajas, Winters Mayor Wade Cowan and the public. Trepa noted that Winters is possibly the fastest-growing Yolo County community with four to five percent annual growth over the past couple of years.

Residential projects

One hundred new homes came online in 2021, reflecting a lot of building activity in Winters.

Presently, approximately 518 residential units are entitled or in the process of entitlement and are expected to be built over the next five years.

The Winters Highland subdivision has approximately 200 units yet to be built. Meritage Homes, Inc. purchased stages three, four and five from Homes by Towne and is presently developing the project’s infrastructure.

Meritage Homes is also in the process of purchasing the Walnut 10 subdivision where 54 entitled units are to be built at the end of Walnut Lane adjacent to the Farmstead project.

The Farmstead project has proposed 209 units and a dedicated four-acre parcel to accommodate up to 84 additional multi-family units. 

The Farmstead development is situated on the north side of Grant Avenue across from where Morgan Street and Grant Avenue intersect. This development has not yet been entitled by the city as environmental impact studies are still being conducted.

Forty entitled residential units in the Creekside subdivision are currently undergoing phase one and two environmental impact assessments. The project is located at the intersection of Grant Avenue and West Main Street.

Two smaller residential housing ventures are the LDS subdivision off Anderson Avenue adjacent to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Cottage Circle project in Carter Ranch. The LDS project is for 18 single family homes while six affordable housing units are under construction on Cottage Circle.

Commercial projects

Grocery Outlet: Caltrans is reviewing a traffic study addressing ingress and egress issues for delivery trucks and a new merging lane for the proposed market at Grant Avenue and East Main Street.

Fairfield Inn: Construction of the 72-room hotel has been delayed by years, but current indicators are that if construction remains on track the hotel at Matsumoto Lane and I-505 could open in May.

Downtown Visioning Project: The City of Winters has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Downtown Visioning Project. Thus far, two proposals have been received. The city is working on policy development to address such matters as parking, dumpster placement, promotion of indoor/outdoor dining and more.

Information on city projects is available on the City of Winters website projects page at

The next City and County 2×2 meeting is scheduled for April 20 at 4 p.m.

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