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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 April 24 – 28, 2017

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.

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 can search for a proposal by the sign number on a "Development Proposal Under Review" sign; or 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 potential project prior to a possible formal submittal. Preliminary design reviews go into more detail than conceptual reviews. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not.

There are three conceptual reviews scheduled forApril 24:

  • Hansen Farm - Mixed Use
    This is a proposal for a mixed-use development located at 6015 South Timberline Rd. The site plan indicates the subdivision of 46.40 acres that include 152 single-family units, 64 townhome units, multi-family, and commercial space. There would be two points of access on South Timberline Rd and Red Willow Drive would connect into the site from the south. The site zoning includes Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN), Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MMN), and Neighborhood Commercial (NC) zoning and would be subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) review.
  • 1109 W Harmony Rd. - Church
    This is a proposal to build a church, retail space, outdoor amphitheater and event center on the Brophy property located at 1109 West Harmony Rd. The proposal indicates the addition of three buildings totaling 18,400 square feet and 1-2 stories. The existing single-family residence would be retained and new buildings would be built to the east, west and south of the existing single-family residence. The site is located in the Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN), zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) review.
  • 1802/1804 Laporte Ave. - Distillery
    This is a proposal to build a distillery and brewery at 1802 and 1804 Laporte Ave. The proposal indicates converting the existing buildings located at 1802 into a brewery and distillery and retaining the single-family residence located on 1804 Laporte. The project is located in the County and would be required to annex and zone into the City of Fort Collins prior to development. Once annexed and zoned the project would be located in the General Commercial (CG), zone district and be subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.

There are no preliminary design reviews scheduled at this time.

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.

There are two neighborhood meetings scheduled this week:

  • 1215 Shields Street - Residential and Addition of Permitted Use
    Meeting: Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W Prospect Rd.
    This is a request to develop a series of properties roughly located at 1215 S Shields St. as multi-family and single-family detached residential. The development would consist of a three-story, 97 unit multi-family building along Shields Street and an 11-lot single family subdivision to the west. This proposal would be subject to review by Planning & Zoning Board for the PDP (Type 2) and City Council for the proposed re-zone.
  • 4406 Seneca Street - Group Home
    Meeting: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Webber Middle School Media Center, 4201 Seneca St.
    This is a request to convert a single-family residence into a ten-bedroom group home at 4406 Seneca St. The proposal would serve as an assisted living facility that is licensed by the State of Colorado for eight elderly residents. The site will include parking on a circular drive for 3-4 cars and will utilize four spaces of on street parking. The project is subject to a Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) hearing.

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 are no first time submittals of these project types in the past week.

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 public 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.

There are no Type 1 hearings scheduled at this time.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Thursday, May 18 – Regular Hearing
At 6:00 pm, the Board will conduct a regular hearing in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave.

The agenda and hearing packets for ork 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, May 2 - Regular Hearing
At 6:00 pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a regular hearing. There are two agenda items related to planning and development review:

  • Appeal Consideration – Waters’ Edge Project Development Plan (consent)
    Consideration of an Appeal of the Planning and Zoning Board Decision regarding the Waters’ Edge PDP
  • Resolution of Intergovernmental Agreement (consent)
    Resolution Amending the City of Fort Collins and Town of Windsor Intergovernmental Agreement pertaining to the Development of the Interstate 25/State highway 392 interchange.

Agendas are posted online on the Thursday afternoon prior to each meeting.

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
At 5:30 pm, in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a work session. Agendas and past minutes are available at

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. Properties currently under review/appeal are listed at

The following determinations were made:

  • 1624 Crestmore Place built in 1955
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (addition, façade renovation)
    Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal deadline: May 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 17 – Public Hearing
At 5:30 pm, in City Hall, Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a Public Hearing to consider a demolition/alteration proposal:
  • The property is located at 305 Circle Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524. The request proposes the demolition of the existing residence on a property aged 50 years or older and construction of new residence on the property. A Demolition/Alteration Review was completed on October 20, 2016. The property was determined individually eligible as a Fort Collins landmark and the proposed work was determined major and detrimental to the current level of eligibility of the structure; therefore, pursuant to the requirements of Municipal Code 14-72, a Public Hearing before the Landmark Preservation Commission is required.
Information can be found online at:, under the date of the meeting, or is available by contacting Cassandra Bumgarner, Historic Preservation Planner, at 970-416-4250.
For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at a2NtY3dpbGxpYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6078, or Cassandra Bumgarner at Y2J1bWdhcm5lckBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-4250, or see our Demolition/Alteration Review page.

Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, May 11- Regular Hearing
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 am in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at

Building Review Board

Next Hearing: Thursday, April 27
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 pm in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at

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 Sylvia Tatman-Burruss, Neighborhood Development Review Outreach Specialist, at 970-224-6076 or c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

More Info & Feedback

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