Through August 2014, the City will accept up to five development submittals for projects wishing to use PDOD. The project does not need approval within the timeframe; the timeframe only applies to formal project development plan submittals. Note: your project must be located within the PDOD pilot boundary.
A taskforce of local residents was created for the purpose of evaluating the PDOD pilot. This taskforce meets on a regular basis to assist Council in determining whether PDOD is functioning as intended.
Since 2011, Staff worked in collaboration with the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) to develop a flexible zoning tool for infill development and redevelopment. Development of such a tool was also an action item in the 2012 update of City Plan. Research was conducted to determine how other communities across the U.S. regulate infill/redevelopment, and to understand Fort Collins’ development history and goals. PDOD ultimately developed as a blend of regulatory tools: planned unit developments (PUDs) and performance-based zoning. The intent is to further the City’s sustainability goals and provide flexibility in the design of constrained infill/redevelopment sites. By spring of 2012, the focus shifted from permanently adopting the PDOD to testing it first using a pilot program. After conducting additional outreach and refining the PDOD pilot, it was adopted in February 2013 by City Council.
Check out what Council and P&Z had to say about the PDOD from previous staff presentations:
- February 26, 2013, City Council meeting
- February 12, 2013, City Council meeting
- June 21, 2012, Planning & Zoning Board meeting
- April 19, 2012 Planning & Zoning Board hearing
- January 31, 2012 City Council work session
- June 14, 2011 City Council work session
- November 17, 2011 Planning & Zoning Board hearing
Download the FAQs to learn more about this new zone district.