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This Week in Development Review

Week of June 26 – June 30, 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.

There are three Conceptual Reviews scheduled for June 26:

  • 132 Willox Lane – Commercial Pad Site
    This is a proposal to construct a previously approved and expired pad site on Lot 1 of the KD Subdivision, 132 Willox Lane. The plan includes a one-story, 12,000 square foot commercial building with parking along the south and west sides. The proposal shows two points of access along Willox Ct and Willox Ln. The previous filing indicates that the approved 2007 plan was intended to replace an existing commercial building that was damaged during a snowstorm and later demolished. No activity on the site has been indicated since the projects previous approval. This project is located in the Service Commercial District (CS) and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.
  • 2800 S Taft Hill Road – Multi-Family Residential
    This is a request to construct a 4-building apartment complex. The project will contain 88 units with 144 parking spaces provided on-site.  The parcel is located in the Medium Density Mixed-Use (MMN) zone district.  This project will be subject to Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) review.
  • 729 S Shields Street – Kappa Kappa Gamma Addition
    This is a request to expand and renovate the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority house located at 729 S. Shields St. Renovations include removing paving/parking and a retaining wall on the rear (west) of the existing building to build a 3-story, 4,300 square foot addition to the existing 3-story, 19,000 square foot building. Site access would remain unchanged, however, the amount of parking would be reduced from approximately 48 to 42 spaces.\A new outdoor courtyard with walkways will be added to the north side of the property. The project is located within the Community Commercial (CC) Zone District and is subject to a Basic Development Review (BDR).

There are no preliminary design reviews scheduled this week.

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:

  • 255 Johnson Drive – Mixed-Use Development, June 28

    Meeting: This is a request to re-develop the existing storage facility at 255 Johnson Dr. and adjacent homes as a 5-story, mixed-use building. The proposal shows 3,934 square feet. of commercial space on the main level along with 212 parking spaces. As part of this development, the applicant will be seeking a 30% reduction in their parking requirements due to their proximity to MAX, providing transit passes to each resident, and by providing bicycle and pedestrian Level of Service A. The site plan shows a footbridge that will cross the Sherwood Lateral Irrigation Ditch and provide access to the nearby MAX station. The site plan also shows 492 bike parking spaces. Floors 2 through 5 will contain 195 dwelling units split between 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom configurations. In all, the development will contain 405 bedrooms. The site is located in the General Commercial (CG) zone district. This proposal will be subject to Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) review.

  • Mountain’s Edge, June 28

    Meeting: This is a Project Development Plan to build 19 buildings consisting of 111 single family attached and 17 single family detached residences. The buildings will be 2-3 stories in height and will contain 5-7 units per building. This project will provide 41 off-street parallel parking spaces and 184 garage spaces. The site is located in the Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN) Zone District. This proposal will be subject to Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

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. No new applications of these types were submitted this 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.

  • Poudre River Whitewater Park (formerly Poudre River Downtown Park)
    This is a Final Plan to construct a park along the Poudre River near downtown. The proposed improvements include public open space, parking, kayaking features, river channel and bank enhancement, a new pedestrian bridge, and river access areas, amongst others.  The site is located in the Public Open Lands (POL) and Community Commercial - River District (CCR) zone districts.
  • Lot 2, Harmony Commons
    This is a Final Development Plan request for a 9,000 square foot building containing retail, service and restaurant space. The site is located at the southwest corner of Lady moon Drive and Harmony Road on Lot 2 of the Harmony Commons Subdivision. The site is located in (HC) Harmony Corridor zone district.

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.
One hearing is scheduled at this time:

  • Living Oaks
    Hearing: Tuesday, June 27, 5:00 pm at 281 N. College Ave., Conference Rooms A-D
    This item was continued until June 27 at 5:00 pm. The hearing will now be held at 281 N. College Ave. in Conference Room A.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Friday, July 14 – Work Session
At 12:00 pm, the Board will conduct a regular work session in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave.

Thursday, July 20 – 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 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, July 5 – Regular Hearing
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:

  • Sign Code Update

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, July 12 – Work Session
At 5:30 pm, in City Hall, Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a Work Session.

Wednesday, July 19 – 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

The following determinations were made:

  • 208 W Myrtle St. Built in 1922
    Decision on Proposed Work: Determination of Eligibility
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not individually eligible
    Appeal Deadline: June 29, 2017
  • 418 Buckeye St. Built in 1949
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (full home remodel, exterior and interior)
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible, previously determined (05/25/17)
    Appeal Deadline: July 6, 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, July 13 - 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, June 29
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

For more information about development review, please visit or call 970-221-6750. For previous issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive.Please email any feedback regarding this weekly service to c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.


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