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pic 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 Week in Development Review - Week of February 27 – March 3

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 following conceptual reviews are scheduled for February 27:

  • 419 Wood Street - Multi-Family
    This is a request to convert an existing single-family home into a 4 unit multi-family dwelling at 419 Wood St. The site is 8,440 square feet and proposes an addition of 1,400 square feet first floor and loft and 858 square feet garage square feet to the existing 765 square feet home. The property is located in the Neighborhood Conservation Medium Density, zone district and is subject to a Planning and Zoning Board (Type II) review.
  • 1900 E. Trilby Road - Mixed-Use
    This is a request for a mixed-use development at 1900 Trilby Rd. (parcel #8607045001). The proposal shows 24,578 sq. ft. of commercial spread over 5 buildings at the corner of Trilby Rd. and Timberline Rd. The remainder of the property would be developed as 75 units of residential consisting of duplexes, 6-plex townhomes, and single-family detached homes. The site will be zoned Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) upon annexation into the City of Fort Collins. This proposal will be subject to Annexation and Initial Zoning.

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 scheduled at this time.

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. Recent submittals include:

  • Country Club Reserve Project Development Plan
    This is a Project Development Plan request to create a single family detached subdivision with 154 lots clustered on part of an 80.19 acre site located at the southwest corner of E. Douglas Rd. and Turnberry Rd. The overall density is 1.92 dwelling units per acre. The site is in the (UE) Urban Estate zone district. The request requires an administrative public hearing.  
  • Living Oaks Project Development Plan
    This is a Project Development Plan request to build a 3-story 4-unit residential townhome building at 221 E. Oak St. One parking space is proposed on-site with the rest accommodated at the Mountain Ave. parking garage. The site is located in the Neighborhood Conservation, Buffer (NCB) zone district. This submittal also includes Modifications of 5 standards (density, allowable floor area on rear half of lots, dimensional standards - minimum front yard setback, minimum rear yard setback, and minimum side yard width. This project requires an Administrative (Type I) Hearing.

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. There were two first-time submittals of these project types in the past week:

  • Village Cooperative Fort Collins Final Development Plan
    This is a request for a Final Plan for 52 multi-family apartments located in one building. The multi-family units are targeted towards active seniors. All of the units have 2 and 3 bedrooms. Overall density 18.57 dwelling units per acre. The site is located on a 2.8 acre parcel in the (MMN) Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood and will require a Planning and Zoning (Type 2) Hearing.
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.

Two hearings are scheduled:

  • Ziegler Townhomes Project Development Plan/Final Development Plan
    Hearing: Thursday, March 2, 5:30 pm at 281 N. College Ave., Conference Rooms A-D
    This is the public hearing for a request for a Project Development Plan/Final Plan to create a single family attached townhome project. There are 6 buildings proposed, with a total of 36 units. All of the units have 3- bedrooms. The buildings will be two stories in height and will contain from four to seven units per building. Overall density 8.93 dwelling units per acre. The site is located on 4.029 acres and zoned (LMN) Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood.
  • Country Club Corners Carwash Final Development Plan
    Hearing: Thursday, March 9, 5:30 pm at 281 N. College Ave., Conference Rooms A-D
    This is the public hearing for a request for a Project Development Plan for lots within the Country Club Corner shopping center (formerly anchored by Albertsons). A drive-through carwash building with a customer restroom is proposed, with a parking lot area including 17 vacuuming stalls. The existing detention pond will be regraded and reseeded. This site is zoned (CS) Service Commercial District.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Thursday, March 10, 2017 – Work Session
At 12:00 pm, the Board will conduct a work session in Conference Room A, 281 North College Ave. Agenda items include:

  • Poudre River Whitewater Park PDP
  • The Standard Apartments PDP
  • Whitman Outdoor Storage APU
  • Waters’ Edge PDP
  • Downtown Plan – Recommendation to City Council
  • 2017 Annual Revisions, Clarifications and Additions to the Land Use Code

Thursday, March16 – Regular Hearing
At 6:00 p.m., 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, March 7, 2017 – Regular Hearing
At 6:00 pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a regular hearing. Agenda items related to planning and development review include:

  • Mail Creek Crossing Second Annexation and Zoning (Second Reading, consent)
  • Lehman-Timberline Annexation and Zoning (Second Reading, consent)

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
At 5:30 pm, in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a regular meeting. 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:

  • 737 Lindenmeier Rd built in 1935
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Replace siding, windows, doors, re-roof, addition, replace stone foundation)
    Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal deadline for decision on proposed work: March 2, 2017

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, March 9, 2017 - Regular meeting
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

This month's agenda items include:

  • 6203 Swainsons Hawk Place
    Variance request to construct a privacy wall with fireplace on the rear of the property. The wall requires a variance to allow the wall at a 6-foot setback where 25 feet is required.
  • 217 2nd Street
    Variance request to construct a 2-story detached accessory building with 1,224 square feet of floor area; the maximum allowed is 800 square feet.
  • 538 Apple Blossom Lane
    Variance request to construct a 1600 square foot garage at a 20 foot rear setback where 25 feet is required.
  • 1121 Akin Avenue
    Variance request to construct a 345 square foot detached garage on the rear of the lot that would be 219 square feet over the allowable floor area for the property.
  • 2045 W. Mulberry Street
    Variance request to construct a 2-story 2,240 square foot garage that is 1,040 square feet over the allowed 1,200 square foot maximum.

Building Review Board

Next Hearing: Thursday, March 30, 2017
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? Residents may contact Neighborhood Services at 970-221-6676 or ZGVjb2xkaXJvbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=. Developers and consultants may contact the Development Review Center at 970-416-2740.

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 bHByYXNzYXNAZmNnb3YuY29t.

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