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HOW WILL I KNOW IF A PROJECT IS PROPOSED NEAR ME?
Property owners of record residing 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 the time, date, and place of the hearing. Additionally, a public 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

This weekly service is provided to keep community members informed about potential development projects and related policy discussions. To receive this information in a weekly email, please sign up using the orange box at the upper right corner of this page.

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. 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. All conceptual reviews completed in July will be listed here in the first two weeks of August.

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. No neighborhood meetings are planned for the week of July 28.

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. These projects will be reviewed at public hearings after staff review is completed. 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. Recent applications include:

  • Prairie Village Major Amendment (MJA), 1715 W. Harmony Rd.
    This is a request for 8 single family attached townhomes on separate lots. These units would be a mixture of 1.5 and 2 stories, and would range in size from 1,750 to 2,000 square feet per unit.
  • GRE Prospect Subdivision Project Development Plan/Final Plan (PDP/FDP), 2430 W. Prospect Rd.
    This is a request to plat and subdivide a 18,677 square foot lot into two new lots. Lot 1 (15,606 square feet) would include the existing 3,027 square foot converted house that was previously used as a day care. Lot 2 (3,071 square feet) would be dedicated to the City of Fort Collins for West Prospect Road right-of-way. This request is for a plat/subdivision only; no building uses are proposed.
  • Northern Colorado Feeders Supply Project Development Plan (PDP), 300 Hickory St.
    This is a request to replace an existing structure at 300 Hickory Street with a new 2,100 square foot building for primarily retail use. Site upgrades including new fencing, walkways and landscaping are also proposed.
  • Landmark Residences on Mountain Avenue Project Development Plan (PDP), 1032 W. Mountain Ave.
    This is a request to replace the existing gas station/convenience store on this parcel with a mixed use building containing 6 single-family attached residences and a commercial/retail space planned for a coffee shop or similar tenant.  The residential portion of the proposed building is 2.5 stories, and the retail space is one story. 10 garage parking spaces and 5 open spaces are proposed.  The zoning for the site is Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN). Two modifications are proposed, one related to increased density and one related to contextual setbacks. The parcel size is .62 acres.

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. No FDP applications were received in the past week, with the exception of the GRE Prospect Subdivision, which is a combined PDP/FDP, as noted above.

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. One Administrative/Type 1 hearing is scheduled for the week of July 28-August 1:

  • Rigden Farm Filing 18 Project Development Plan (PDP), located generally near Des Moines Dr. and Exmoor Ln.
    Hearing: Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
    This is a proposal to replat 20 existing lots for duplexes and triplexes into 47 lots for single family-attached dwellings (commonly known as townhomes). There is no change in the proposed number of dwelling units (47). The site is located generally near Des Moines Drive and Exmoor Lane. This area is zoned for low density mixed-use neighborhood district (L-M-N).

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS

Upcoming - Friday, August 8 - Work Session
From noon to 3 p.m., the Board will conduct a work session at 281 N. College Ave., Conference Room A.

Upcoming - Thursday, August 14 - Work Session

At 6 p.m., the Planning and Zoning 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 or by contacting the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750 approximately a week before the meetings.

CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, July 29 - 5th Tuesday - No Meeting
Tuesday, August 5
- Regular Meeting - Canceled for Neighborhood Night Out

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.

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD

Thursday, July 30 - Canceled due to lack of business
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 the last Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/BRB.

LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Upcoming - Wednesday, August 13 - Hearing
The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) typically conducts hearings on the second Wednesday of each month and holds work sessions on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams () or Josh Weinberg () or call 970-221-6206. Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC.

More information on projects under review and on historic review is available at fcgov.com/HistoricReview.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Upcoming - Thursday, August 14 - 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. 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.

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

One Type 1/Administrative hearing result was received recently:

  • Timbervine, located south and west of the Timberline Rd. and Vine Dr. intersection (hearing decision date was July 21)
    Approved a proposal for a residential development on 39.2 acres with 146 single family detached homes, 22 single family attached homes, and a private 1-acre neighborhood park. Access to the site will be from an extension of Mexico Way on the south and from Mackinac Street on the west.

One City Council action related to development review was taken on July 22:

  • The Summit on College Parking Garage Major Amendment/Final Plan
    City Council approved a revised resolution regarding the findings of fact to document the Council's decision during the appeal hearing for this proposal. The revised resolution added more detail to the resolution based on the appeal hearing.

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 - 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.

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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