How Will I Know If A Project Is Proposed Near Me?
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 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 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 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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Administrative/Type 1 Hearings
Decisions are pending for two hearings that were held on June 20:
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.
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