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This site provides information about development review proposals at all stages of the process. Property owners within at least an 800-foot radius (or a greater distance in accordance with the standards outlined in the Land Use Code) of the boundaries of the parcel are notified via US Postal Service of any neighborhood meetings and hearings for development review proposals. Additionally, a notice is placed in The Coloradoan and a sign is posted on the property when a formal application has been submitted, or earlier, if a neighborhood meeting is planned.


This Week in Development Review - Week of June 27 - July 1

This service is provided to keep community members informed about potential development projects and related policy discussions. To receive a weekly email of the content of this page, please enter your email in the box to the right to subscribe.

Information about Development Proposals

Information on current development proposals is available online. Check out the searchable and sortable table of development proposals under review to find information on formally submitted proposals. You may also search for a proposal by the sign number on a "Development Proposal Under Review" sign, by a keyword search including any part of the project name, street name or number, and more.

Conceptual Reviews & Preliminary Design Reviews

Conceptual or preliminary design reviews are the first step in the review process, where applicants can determine the feasibility of a possible project. Preliminary design reviews go into more detail than conceptual reviews. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not.

The following Conceptual Reviews will be conducted on June 27:

  • 846 SE Frontage Rd - Unlimited Indoor Recreation
    This is a request to build a 6,600 sq. ft. unlimited indoor recreation facility that would be used as a wrestling and training facility. 18 parking spaces are proposed, with overflow parking proposed in the rear with a potential gravel lot as part of a second phase of development. The site is located in the General Commercial (CG) zone district.
  • 6015 S. Timberline Rd. - Mixed-Use Neighborhood
    This proposed site plan shows 154 single-family detached homes with a neighborhood park. A small commercial use is shown on the southeastern portion of the site. The parcel will need to be annexed into the City, with proposed zoning of Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) and Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MMN).
  • 1118 NE Frontage Rd. - Outdoor Storage and Vehicle Rental
    This is a request to locate an equipment rental and outdoor storage facility for renting and storing boats and RVs. As part of a later phase, storage units and an industrial building are proposed to be added. The site is located in the Industrial (I) zone district.

Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood meetings provide an opportunity for developers to provide preliminary information to neighbors regarding proposed projects before they are formally submitted for review. Neighbors then have the opportunity to provide feedback and/or ask the developer questions about the project as proposed. One meeting is scheduled at this time:

  • Village on Horsetooth, located at 1506 W. Horsetooth (between Seneca and Dunbar)
    Meeting: Monday, June 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain High School, Conference Rooms 615/616, 1300 W. Swallow Rd.
    This is a neighborhood meeting regarding a proposed development with 96 multi-family housing units on 8.3 acres. The site currently has an existing single-family home and horse arena. The proposed development would serve households earning less than 60% of the Area Median Income, and includes a clubhouse and 175 parking spaces. The proposal may include several modification requests to the City Land Use Code related to street connections, connecting walkways, size of buildings (in terms of "floor area"), and number of units per building. This site is located in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district.

Recent Applications

This section typically includes Project Development Plans (PDPs), Overall Development Plans (ODPs), Major Amendments (MJAs), and proposals for annexations, rezonings, and additions of permitted uses. There were no new submittals in the past week.

Final Development Plans (FDPs) are typically submitted following approval of Project Development Plans or Major Amendments at public hearings, and are reviewed by staff for consistency with the approved plans. Two plans of this type were submitted in the past week.

  • Angie Lee Periodontics, located southwest of the Oakridge Dr./Boardwalk Dr. intersection
    This is the final plan for a one-story 7,300 square foot building with dental and general office space. 23 parking spaces are planned.
Information regarding all current proposals, including Minor Amendments (MAs), is available in an interactive table of Development Proposals Under Review, or by calling the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750.

Administrative/Type 1 Hearings

Administrative/Type 1 hearings are public hearings conducted by a hearing officer. The hearing officer considers your input an important part of the development review process. Written comments are also welcome, and may be submitted in advance to the project planner, or at the hearing. Written decisions are provided by the hearing officer within two weeks of these hearings. No administrative hearings are scheduled at this time.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Friday, July 8
From noon to 4:00 p.m., the Board will conduct a work session in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave.

Thursday, July 14
At 6:00 p.m., the Board will conduct a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave.

The agenda and hearing packets for work sessions and regular meetings are available online approximately a week before the meetings or by contacting the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750.

City Council

Tuesday, June 28 - Work Session
At 6 p.m., in the CIC Room at City Hall, 300 W. Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a work session. Agenda items include:

  • Community Recycling Ordinance
  • Resourcing Police Services in a Growing Community
  • Southeast Community Park

Pending Appeal to City Council

  • 320 Maple Mixed-Use Project Development Plan Appeal Hearing
    On April 25, this proposal was denied by the administrative hearing officer. On May 9, the hearing officer’s decision was appealed by the applicant.

    The proposal is for a three-story mixed-use building with partial fourth-story loft spaces to be located on the northeast corner of Maple and Meldrum Streets. The building would include 29 dwelling units with a total of 46 bedrooms, 39 vehicle parking spaces, 68 bicycle parking spaces, and second-floor rooftop terrace spaces.

    The City Council appeal is scheduled for July 12.

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, July 13
At 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a regular meeting. Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC.

Demolition/Alteration Review and Appeals
Whenever a permit or development approval is sought for a building or structure 50 years old or older, the property is reviewed under Section 14-72 of the Municipal Code. The appeal deadline is June 30 for the following determinations.

  • 920 W. Magnolia St. - built in 1928
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Addition; rear)
    Landmark Determination: Individually Eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark
  • 714 Smith St. - built in 1923
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Demolition of Garage)
    Landmark Determination: Not individually eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark
  • 1000 W. Lake St. - built in 1945
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Demolition)
    Landmark Determination: Not individually eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark

More information about historic review and specific projects under review is available at fcgov.com/HistoricReview. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at a2NtY3dpbGxpYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6078, or Katie Dorn at a2Rvcm5AZmNnb3YuY29t or 970-416-4250, or see our FAQ page at fcgov.com/historicpreservation/faq.php.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, July 14
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has the authority to approve variances from the requirements in the Land Use Code. It meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/ZoningAppeals.

Building Review Board

Thursday, June 30
The Building Review Board (BRB) is charged with the responsibility to hear appeals and requests for variances related to City building codes and contractor licensing regulations. The BRB typically meets on the last Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/BRB.

Recent Hearing Outcomes

City Council

  • Outdoor Vendor Requirements
    City Council approved two ordinances on first reading that update requirements for outdoor vendors of food and other products or services. These changes to the City Code and the Land Use Code include new outdoor vendor license requirements and land use and zoning location requirements for mobile and stationary vending.

Administrative/Type 1 Hearings
Decisions are pending for two hearings that were held on June 20:

  • 2590 Midpoint Drive Project Development Plan, 2590 Midpoint Dr.
    This is a proposal for a one-story 9,057 square foot building on an undeveloped lot in the Prospect Industrial Park. The proposed building will include 2,905 square feet of office space and 6,100 square feet of industrial space on a 0.85-acre lot. This site is located on the southeast portion of Midpoint Dr. and zoned Industrial District (I).
  • The Lyric Project Development Plan, 1209 North College Ave.
    This is a request for a Project Development Plan to construct a 10,000 square foot, 3 screen movie theater, restaurant and accessory outdoor event venue on approximately 1.6 acres. The proposed development will include 32 parking spaces and an outdoor gathering space for customers and area residents. The site is located across the street to the west of Jax, and is zoned Service Commercial District (CS).

Information on the Review Process

Have you checked out the City's Citizen's Role in Development Review flowchart and guide? We hope this guide will aid you in making the process easier to understand and enable you to participate. Questions? Please contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076 or c2J1cm5ldHRAZmNnb3YuY29t.

More Info & Feedback

For more information about development review, please visit fcgov.com/DevelopmentReview or call 970-221-6750. For previous issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive.

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