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HOW WILL I KNOW IF A PROJECT IS PROPOSED NEAR ME?
This webpage 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 - March 2-6

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INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

More information on current development proposals is available online than ever before. Check out the searchable and sortable table of development proposals under review to find information on formally submitted proposals. In response to a recent request, the table of proposals now includes the property owner's name with a link to more information as well as the applicant information. As always, you can 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

Conceptual or preliminary design reviews are the first step in the review process, where applicants can determine the feasibility of a possible project. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not. Conceptual plans and staff comment letters for all conceptual reviews are available at fcgov.com/ConceptualReview, under the "Agendas and Proposal Info" heading. Conceptual reviews completed in February include:

  • Centre for Advanced Technology Office Building (northwest of Rolland Moore and Centre
    Request to construct a 2-story, 28,000 square foot office building; 102 parking spaces are proposed.
  • Subdivision and Annexation, 2424 Kechter Rd.
    The applicant proposes annexing and then subdividing the parcel to construct multiple single-family homes. The site would likely be zoned Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN).
  • CSU Medical Center (northwest of Prospect and College)
    Request to construct a new  4-story medical center on a 4-acre site; 155 parking spaces are proposed. In conjunction with the medical center, CSU also proposes a 684-space parking structure on an adjacent property to the north.
  • Centerpoint Plaza (southeast of Timberline and Midpoint)
    Request to approve an expired Project Development Plan that allowed for a 2.5 story building that could accommodate any Type 1 use except for residential in the Employment (E) zone district at the time of approval in 2009.
  • CSU Parking Lot, 2400 Research Blvd.
    Request to construct a 1,077 space parking lot. The lot will have access points on Research Blvd., Center Ave., and Gillette. This project will be subject to Site Plan Advisory Review.
  • Duplex, 312 E. Stuart
    Request to construct a two-story duplex at 312 E. Stuart. Each unit would be approximately 1,800 square feet (900 square feet per story for each unit) and would have its own garage.
  • Auto Body Shop, 102 Fossil Creek
    This is a request to build an auto body shop and office space within an 11,500 square foot building; 70 parking spaces are proposed.

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 neighborhood meeting is planned during the week of March 2-6:

  • LifePointe Church Wireless Telecommunications Facility, 900 E. Prospect Rd.
    Meeting: Wednesday, March 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., at LifePointe Church, 900 E. Prospect Rd.
    A neighborhood meeting will be held to discuss a proposal to place wireless antennas that would be concealed behind screening that will match the building facade. Also proposed is an equipment shed, located west of the church and accessed from the church parking lot. This proposal will be subject to review by the Planning & Zoning Board in a public hearing. Preliminary plans are available here.
  • City Park Ball Field Wireless Co-locate, 137 S Bryan Avenue
    Meeting: Thursday, March 5, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., at Parks Maintenance Shop - 413 S Bryan Ave
    (located west of Poudre Fire Authority Station 2)
    This is a proposal to co-locate new wireless communications antennas on an existing telecommunications pole. A new fenced equipment shelter designed to match existing ball field shelters is also being proposed.

OLD TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN - PLEASE SHARE YOUR IDEAS

The Old Town Neighborhoods Plan is a combined update to the Eastside and Westside Neighborhood Plans. Please share your thoughts on neighborhood opportunities and issues at these upcoming events as this year-long planning effort kicks-off. Your input will provide the foundation for an updated neighborhood vision, land use and housing policies, transportation improvements, design guidelines, and much more. Learn more about the plan and sign up for email notifications at fcgov.com/otnp.

Upcoming listening sessions will be held on:

  • Monday, March 9, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Knights of Columbus Meeting Hall - 121 N. Meldrum St.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
    First United Methodist Church - 1005 Stover St.

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 that were submitted in the past week. Applications received this week include:

  • Centre for Advanced Technology 23rd Lot 2 Office Building (combined Project Development Plan and Final Development Plan submittal), (northwest of Rolland Moore and Centre)
    Request to construct a 2-story, 31,619 square foot office building on 1.88 acres; 102 parking spaces are proposed.

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. Final plans received in the past week included:

  • Centre for Advanced Technology 23rd Lot 2 Office Building
    See description above.

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.

Three administrative hearings are scheduled for Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m., in Conference Room A, 281 N. College Avenue. These include:

  • Cultivation Facility, 5608 S. College Ave. (first on agenda)
    This is a proposal to utilize existing building as a marijuana cultivation facility without retail sales. The parking and landscaping areas would be reconfigured.
  • Registry Ridge, Filing Seven, southwest of Trilby and Shields (second on agenda)
    This is a proposal to replat a portion of the existing Filing 2, and all of Filing 4. 56 single-family attached dwellings and 18 single-family detached dwellings. The gross density is 6.27 dwelling units per acre; 20% of the site would be open space.
  • Foothills Mall Subdivision Filing Two, on the northwest part of the mall redevelopment site (third on agenda)
    This a proposal to replat a portion of the Foothills Mall Redevelopment to accommodate changes in building sizes.
  • Spoons and Lightfield Enterprises, Inc. Project Development Plan and Final Development Plan, 2590 and 2600 Midpoint Dr. (fourth on agenda)
    This is a proposal for development of two buildings: one containing a commercial kitchen and office space for Spoons, and the other containing office and shop space for Lightfield. The Lightfield site will include a fenced storage yard.

On Wednesday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m., also in Conference Room A, 281 N. College Avenue, one hearing will be held:

  • City of Fort Collins Utility Administration Building, Project Development Plan, 222 Laporte Ave.
    This is a proposal for a 3-story 39,562 square foot office building.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS

Thursday, March 6 - Work Session (including discussion of the proposed Colorado State University/City Intergovernmental Agreement)
From noon to 2:00 p.m., in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave., the Board will conduct a work session to discuss items on the March 12 agenda.

From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Board will continue its work session to discuss the proposed CSU/City Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) related to the CSU on-campus stadium.

Thursday, March 12 - Regular Meeting
At 6:00 p.m., the Board will conduct a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. The Planning and Zoning Board encourages your input; interested persons are encouraged to attend and provide their comments.

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, March 3 - Regular Meeting
At 6:00 p.m., City Council will conduct a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. There is one agenda item related to planning and development:

  • Amending the Land Use Code with Regard to City Development Projects
    The purpose of this item is to consider amending the Land Use Code to require any development review project in which the City is an applicant to be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board and eliminates formal appeals to the City Council while allowing a Council override of a Planning and Zoning Board decision.

Agendas are posted online on the Thursday afternoon prior to each meeting. A list of planned topics to be addressed by City Council and the Urban Renewal Authority Board in the next six months is available at fcgov.com/CityClerk/Planning-Calendar.php.

LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Upcoming - Wednesday, March 11 - Hearing
At 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a hearing. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams () or Josh Weinberg () or call 970-221-6206. Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC.

The Landmark Preservation Commission also conducts work sessions on the fourth Wednesday of each month. These are held at 5:30 p.m., in the CIC Room at 300 Laporte Ave. More information on projects under review and on historic review is available at fcgov.com/HistoricReview.

Alteration/Demolition 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. Properties under review/appeal are listed at fcgov.com/historicpreservation/review.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Upcoming - Thursday, March 12
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. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Council Chambers (300 Laporte Avenue). Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/ZoningAppeals.

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD (BRB)

Upcoming - Thursday, March 26
The Building Review Board 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 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/BRB. This month, there are no appeals, but there will be updates and a presentation regarding the upcoming East Side/West Side Neighborhood planning process.

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

Results are pending for three Administrative/Type 1 hearings that were held on February 23. Decision letters from the hearing officer are due two weeks after the hearing date.

  • Buckingham Place Second Filing, located in the 100 Block of Third Street
    This is a request to plat a currently un-platted .29 acre site into two lots. One single family house is proposed for each of the two lots. A two-story maximum is proposed for the single family detached dwellings.
  • Elderhaus Adult Day Care, located at 6813 S. College Avenue
    This is a proposal for a change of use of an existing one-story building to Adult Day/Respite Care. No building additions are proposed; additional site landscaping and 74 parking spaces are proposed on the 1.96-acre lot.
  • Residences on Hill Pond, located at 910 Hill Pond Rd.
    This is a proposal for a residential development with a total of 18 dwellings (8 duplexes and 2 single-family detached dwellings). The existing single family home, pool and tennis courts on the 1.28 acre site are proposed to be demolished. All of the proposed buildings are two stories and have attached 2-car garages. One modification is requested, which would eliminate the connecting sidewalk requirement and provide an alternative pedestrian and bicycle connection network with an "enhanced shared drive".

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

MORE INFO & FEEDBACK

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

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