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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 20 – 24

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 no conceptual reviews or 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. Two neighborhood meetings are scheduled at this time:

  • Homestead-Blehm – Annexation and Zoning
    Meeting: Thursday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 pm, Mountain Life Church, 5236 Strauss Cabin Rd.
    It is the City of Fort Collins’ and Larimer County’s intent to expeditiously annex parcels which have been surrounded by the City’s boundary for over three years. Included are the Homestead Estates, the Blehm Subdivision, and properties along the north and south sides of Kechter located between Timberline and Ziegler Roads. The annexation is located in the Urban Estate (U-E) zone district and will be subject to a recommendation by the Planning & Zoning Board and a final decision by the City Council.
  • 6020 S. College Avenue Self-Storage Project
    Meeting: Thursday, February 23, 6:00-7:30 pm, Southgate Church, 6541 S. College Ave. (NW corner of College and Trilby)
    This is a proposal to develop a storage facility, located on the SW corner of S. College Ave. and Skyway Dr. on approximately 3.1 acres. The enclosed executive mini-storage building is 3 stories with a basement, and approximately 170,000 square feet in size. Primary access is off Skyway Dr. The site is located in the General Commercial (C-G) zone district and will be subject to a Planning & Zoning Board Hearing.

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:

  • Crowne at Old Town North (formerly Crowne on Conifer) Project Development Plan
    This is a request for a Project Development Plan to construct 9 multi-family buildings consisting of 304 units (studio/1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom), townhomes, and a clubhouse/leasing office. Proposed development will include 527 open and garage parking spaces. This site is located in the Community Commercial - North College (CCN) zone district.
  • East Ridge Third Filing (East Ridge – Residential) Project Development Plan
    This is a Project Development Plan request to construct 209 single family attached residences within the existing Tracts A, B, and C of the East Ridge Second Filing development. This project proposes 139 on-street parallel parking spots and 418 garages (2 per dwelling unit). The site is located in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and will be subject to 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:

  • Copperleaf Final Development Plan
    This is a request for a Final Development Plan for a multi-family project that consists of 94 units on 2.98 acres. There would be three buildings. Two buildings are three-stories and one building is two stories. There would be a total of 112 bedrooms. There would be 147 parking spaces. The site is currently being used for outside storage of vehicles, boats, trailers, R.V.s, etc. and includes an existing house and outbuildings all of which would be removed. Access would be gained from Shields St. but restricted to right-in/right-out only. Full access would be gained from Richmond Dr. The parcel is zoned Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (M-M-N).
  • Alta Vista (formerly 903 Buckingham Street) Final Development Plan
    This is a Final Plan to build a telecommunications tower. This tower and facility will be used for structural support for three possible wireless providers. Each provider will install antennas and on-the-ground base station equipment. The site is located in the Industrial (I) 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 on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave., and beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Ziegler Townhomes Project Development Plan/Final Development Plan
    This is the public hearing for a request for 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.

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.

Recent Hearing Outcomes from February 16:

  • Colorado Early Colleges SPAR
    Approved a request to locate a state charter school at 4424 Innovation Drive. Minimal modifications to the exterior of the building are being proposed. The school will also retain the parking lot in its existing configuration. The site is located in the Harmony Corridor (HC) zone district, and was subject to Site Plan Advisory Review.
  • Beebe Christian School
    Approved a request for a Project Development Plan to construct a 26,018 square foot building for use as a private school and church located at the northwest corner of Timberline Road and Nancy Gray Avenue. The 3.3-acre site is located in the Employment (E) zone district and will include development of 80 parking spaces, a playfield, and a large detention pond serving drainage needs for this proposal and other nearby existing developments.
  • Talon Estates PDP 1-Year Extension
    Approved a request for a one-year extension of the term of vested right, to February 15, 2018, of the approved Talon Estates PDP Final Plan.  The parcel is located on Falcon Drive, generally ¼ mile west of South Taft Hill Road. The Final Plan has been approved for a total of 13 single-family houses on individual lots over 7.85 gross acres.
  • Lehman-Timberline Annexation and Zoning
    Recommended that City Council approve a City-initiated request to annex and zone a 5.684-acre enclave at 5830 South Timberline Road into the City of Fort Collins. This parcel is located between Mail Creek Ditch and Bacon Elementary School.
  • Mail Creek Crossing Second Annexation and Zoning
    Recommended that City Council approve a City-initiated request to annex and zone 42.37 acre 11-parcel enclave into the City of Fort Collins. The parcels abut the east side of South Timberline Road and are bisected by Kechter Road.
  • Blue Ribbon Auto Body Paint Shop - Minor Amendment and Change of Use
    Approved a request for a Minor Amendment and change of use to convert an existing print shop into a vehicle auto body paint shop, located at 4221 S. Mason Street.
  • Village Senior Cooperative
    Approved a request for a Project Development Plan for 52 multi-family apartments located in one building, and targeted towards active seniors aged 55 and older. The overall density of this proposal is 19.04 dwelling units per acre. The site is located on a 2.73-acre parcel in the Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (MMN).
  • Harmony 23
    Approved a development plan that proposes 366 apartment units on a 24.9-acre site at the southwest corner of the Harmony Road/Strauss Cabin Road intersection. Buildings comprise ten 24- and 36-plexes, two 4-plexes, and four 4- and 6-unit groupings stacked above garages. Units are a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedrooms for a total of 570 bedrooms. The site extends approximately ½ mile south from Harmony Road along Strauss Cabin Road.
  • Old Town Neighborhoods Plan – Recommendation to City Council
    Recommended that City Council approve the Old Town Neighborhoods Plan (Plan) is an element of City Plan and represents a combined update of the 1986 Eastside Neighborhood Plan and the 1989 Westside Neighborhood Plan. The Old Town Neighborhoods generally encompass the predominantly residential neighborhoods to the west and southeast of Downtown. The Plan provides a renewed vision and policy guidance for the two neighborhoods, and incorporates details on programs, strategies, and actions to support and implement the neighborhood vision.
  • Old Town Neighborhoods Design Guidelines – Recommendation to City Council
    Recommended that City Council approve the Old Town Neighborhoods Design Guidelines that provide updated non-mandatory guidance for compatible rehabilitation and new construction projects in the Old Town Neighborhoods. 

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, February 21 – 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:

  • Adoption of the Old Town Neighborhoods Plan and Old Town Neighborhoods Design Guidelines
  • Rennat Annexation (Second Reading, consent)
  • Mail Creek Crossing Second Annexation and Zoning (First Reading, consent)
  • Lehman-Timberline Annexation and Zoning (First 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 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. Properties currently under review/appeal are listed at fcgov.com/LPC.

The following determinations were made:

  • 126 W Mountain Ave built in 1893-4
    Decision on Proposed Work: Determination of Eligibility
    Landmark Determination: Individually Eligible
    Appeal deadline for decision on proposed work: February 22, 2017
  • 611 and 613 W. Mountain Ave built in 1890
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Demolition)
    Landmark Determination: Individually Eligible
    Appeal deadline for decision on proposed work: February 22, 2017
  • 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 http://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/zoning-appeals.php.

Recent Hearing Outcomes from February 9:

  • 1510 Whedbee Street (DENIED)
    The request is to build a 2-story addition on the northeast corner of the house.  This addition requires a variance to allow the wall height to increase an additional 3 feet in height; the maximum height at the 5 feet setback is 14 feet.
  • 1207 Standish Court (WITHDRAWN)
    The variance request is to approve a 9-10 foot high fence at a zero setback from the side property line; the maximum height of a fence is 6 feet.
  • 212 Laporte Avenue (APPROVED)
    The variance request is to allow a rooftop sign to an existing building, in an effort to restore its historical roof-mounted sign.

Building Review Board

Next Hearing: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Canceled
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 fcgov.com/BRB.

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

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