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This Week in Development Review

Week of August 14 – August 18, 2017

Picture of Development Review Sign 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.

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.

The follow Conceptual Design Reviews are scheduled for Aug 14:

  • 6324 S College – Hurr Vasa Sprinkler and Landscape
    This is a request for a change of use to an existing building located at 6324 S College Ave in the Kelmar Strip. The applicant is proposing a change of use from a restaurant to a plumbing, electrical, and carpenter type shop. The proposed new use is for a landscaping business and would include the construction of a 60 foot by 40 foot addition onto the rear of the building as a maintenance area for landscaping equipment. The addition would not be visible from the public right of way. Access to the building is provided off of College Avenue/Frontage Road. The existing parking configuration contains 16 parking spaces and no improvements are indicated at this time. The parcel is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Type 1 (Administrative) Review.
  • 4036 S Shields St – Light of the Rockies Counseling
    This is a request for an addition of permitted use to convert an existing 8,000 square foot building at 4036 S Shields St. The proposal requests to change the use from a place of worship to a professional office building. The proposal includes paving an existing gravel parking lot for a total of 16,000 additional square feet of impervious surface. The site is currently accessed by two driveways off of Shields St. There is also a gravel drive connecting the site to the adjacent parking lot to the north. The proposed project is located within the Low Density Residential (RL) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) and City Council 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 no neighborhood meetings scheduled this week.

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.

One Project Development Plan was submitted this week:

  • FTC Eastside Park SC
    This is a Project Development Plan (PDP) request for a Wireless-Telecommunications Facility that will be located along Riverside Avenue.  An Omni-directional antenna concealed within and at the top of a new 35' light pole. Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), Over-Voltage Protection Units (OVPs), and equipment cabinets will be attached to a new H-Frame within the fenced compound that will also surround the new light pole.  A new underground vault will be installed along Rivendal Drive with underground conduits bringing fiber optic cables and power to the new wireless-telecommunication facility.  This project is subject to a Type 1 hearing.

One Overall Development Plan was submitted this week:

  • Hansen – Overall Development Plan
    This is an Overall Development Plan (ODP) request for the Hansen property located west of S. Timberline Road at the intersection of Zephyr Road. The property contains approximately 69 acres. The property has multiple zone districts including Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN), Neighborhood Commercial(NG) and Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MMN).

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.One Final Development Plan was submitted this week:

  • Confluence – Final Development Plan
    This is a Final Development Plan (FDP) for a mixed-use project composed of office, housing, retail and requisite parking. Located within (RDR) River Downtown Redevelopment District, in the center of the original Fort Collins parade ground, 401,405, and 409 Linden Street. Replat of lots 2, 4, 6, and 8, Block 2.

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 administrative hearings scheduled at this time.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Thursday, August 17 – Hearing
At 6:00 pm, the Board will conduct a regular hearing in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave.

Hearing Agenda Items:


  • Draft July 20, 2017, P&Z Board Minutes
    The purpose of this item is to approve the draft minutes for the July 20, 2017, Planning and Zoning Board hearing.
  • Off-Site Construction Staging Land Use Code Revision
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This is a request for a Recommendation to City Council regarding revisions to the Land Use Code concerning Off-site Construction Staging. 
    APPLICANT: City of Fort Collins


  • Land Use Code Revisions – Short-Term Rentals
    PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This is a request for a Recommendation to City Council regarding various revisions, and one new provision, to the Land Use Code regarding Short-Term Rentals.  The affected sections are Section 3.2.2(K)(1)(k) – Parking; Section 3.8.34 – Supplemental Regulations for Short-Term Rentals; and to Section 5.1.2 - Definitions. 
    APPLICANT: City of Fort Collins

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

Regular Meeting: Tuesday August 15th: At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a regular hearing. Agenda items related to planning and development review include: there are no items related to planning and development on the agenda.

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, September 13th – Regular 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.

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

No new determinations were made this week. The following determinations were made Wednesday, August 2nd:

  • 1208 W Elizabeth St. Built 1961
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Demolition)
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: August 17, 2017
  • 602 E Elizabeth St. Built in 1920
    Decision on Proposed Work: N/A
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: August 17, 2017

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, September 14th - Regular Hearing (The next hearing will be September 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 am in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at'

Building Review Board

Next Hearing: Thursday, August 31
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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