Recently, the community was invited to participate in an online survey regarding Midtown Fort Collins. City staff solicited feedback on what people liked and didn’t like about Midtown, the top attractions of Midtown and more. The results are in!
90 people completed the survey. Highlights include:
How often you visit Midtown? Daily or weekly: 91%
Purpose of visiting? Shopping 84.5%, service providers 42.9%, entertainment 50%
Written responses indicate the area needs safety upgrades for bicyclists and pedestrians crossing College Avenue, suggestions for new attractive areas for resting, anticipation for MAX service, presence of unattractive shopping centers and empty store fronts, and encouragement to build taller buildings and add density to the area. Survey results are available at fcgov.com/midtown.
All of this great feedback has helped City staff and our consultants on the Midtown Plan create draft concepts for Midtown. These concepts went to City Council for consideration on January 8. View the documents here: fcgov.com/cityclerk/agendas.php.
What’s next? City Council directed staff to keep working on the proposed concepts, urban design specifics, and connections between retail, neighborhoods and MAX stations. An open house will be held within the next few months to discuss the draft plan, stay tuned for more information coming soon!
The Fort Collins Midtown area is a vibrant, heavily populated core of our community. College Avenue, from Prospect south to Harmony, including the Foothills Mall area, and properties just west of College - including the Mason Corridor, make up Midtown. In partnership with area business owners, land owners and residents, the City is developing a vision and associated land use tools to guide the design of future redevelopment. When complete, the study will identify opportunities to further enhance streetscapes and improve multi-modal connectivity. Ultimately the Midtown Study will act as a framework to encourage strategic and purposeful redevelopment that complements the existing successful businesses in the area.