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Video: Recycling and Reuse at Foothills Mall

The City has begun a series of videos to describe the public improvements that are included with the redevelopment of Foothills Mall. This video features Tom Leeson, redevelopment manager for the Urban Renewal Authority in the City’s Economic Health Office, and Caroline Mitchell, environmental planner with the Environmental Services department, discussing the City’s requirements for recycling and reuse of materials on the site.

City Council at its July 1 meeting approved a Council Mall Redevelopment Committee that will work with staff to ensure that the mall developer is meeting conditions of the final redevelopment agreement. Serving on the committee are Mayor Pro-Tem Gerry Horak, Councilmember Gino Campana and Councilmember Ross Cunniff.

Construction Update - Week of June 30, 2014

  • The main mall entrance has been moved about 60 feet to the west. Stores remain open during construction.
  • Demolition is scheduled to begin this week on the former Corner Bakery building and the vacant bank building at the northwest corner of the mall property. 
  • A storm sewer line is being installed east of Macy's. Affected parking and roads will be marked.
  • Scaffolding continues to be built inside the mall on the south concourse so work inside can occur at night.

East Monroe Drive Scheduled for Two-Day Closure at College

East Monroe Drive will be closed at the College Avenue intersection for construction Tuesday, June 24 through early evening Wednesday, June 25, 2014. This closure is scheduled to last two days, weather permitting, as crews prepare a water tap for the Foothills Mall Redevelopment project.

Access to businesses in the area will be maintained at all times; business access will be detoured from East Horsetooth Road or East Foothills Parkway.

Lanes of College Avenue to Close Temporarily for Mall Construction, Tree Removal

As the Foothills Mall progresses, construction of infrastructure and tree removal will result in several upcoming lane closures in June.

College Avenue will remain open to traffic, although lane restrictions will be in place. Typical working hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, work may occur outside these times or on the weekends to expedite the project.

Project dates are estimates based on favorable conditions; variances may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Project updates and progress will be posted online at fcgov.com/foothillsmall.

June 9-10: The western-most southbound lanes of College Avenue generally between West Monroe Drive to south of West Foothills Parkway will be closed during daylight hours while new curb-and-gutter is built.

June 16-18: The eastern-most northbound lane of College Avenue roughly between Monroe Drive and Foothills Parkway will be closed during daylight hours for tree removal. As many as 235 trees will be removed from the Foothills Mall property for the next phase of the site’s redevelopment; some of those trees were already removed as part of previously announced work by the developer.

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Foothills Mall Photos on Flickr

Construction updates week of June 2:

Demolition will begin this week on the Youth Activity Center and the east entry of the main mall including children's play area

College Avenue entrance to the former Corner Bakery is closed while construction of Phase 1 building and infrastructure continues

Scaffolding continues to go up inside main mall. Stores remain open during construction.

The City is maintaining a Flickr account on Foothills Mall construction. See the most recent photos - a tour with members of City Council of the recycling and reuse facilities on the site - on the Flickr account. 

Redevelopment Agreement Amendment Finalized (PDF)

The City and Alberta Development Partners have finalized the amended redevelopment agreement that was approved by City Council on May 6. See a copy of the amendment or view it on the Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority website.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Mall Free to Public

Electric vehicle charging stations are now available for free public use at the Foothills Mall on the northeast side of the property.

The mall offers one Level 2 charger and one level 3 DC fast charger , which can fully charge a car in less than 45 minutes. The chargers are available at The Commons at Foothills Mall, 344. E. Foothills Parkway, which is across the parking lot from Macy's.

Affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Alberta Development Partners, owners and developers of the Foothills Mall, started construction on the redevelopment of the mall in February. The entire redevelopment will boast 660,000 square feet of retail space, including a 10-screen Cinemark all-digital movie theater, and 400 to 800 apartments. The project is expected to be completed by the 2015 holiday season.

Foothills Mall Project Proceeds with Some Tree Removal for Storm Sewer Installation

Installation of a storm sewer along the north side of East Monroe Drive just to the west of Stanford Road will result in the removal of 21 trees as part of the ongoing Foothills Mall redevelopment project.

Crews will start removing 12 trees on Thursday at the east end of the storm sewer and work west to remove the trees, which are generally near the southeast corner of the Youth Activity Center at Stanford and Monroe. Some trees will be transplanted; others will eventually be chipped into mulch. The City Forester’s office has approved a mitigation plan for the project. (May 7, 2014) 

City Council Approves Mall Redevelopment Amendment

The City Council on Tuesday, May 6, voted 6-0 to approve an amendment to the redevelopment agreement with Foothills Mall developers that would allow the developer to meet leasing agreements over time. Mayor Karen Weitkunat recused herself from the discussion and vote citing a potential conflict of interest.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Have questions about the Foothills Mall? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions or watch the April 28 Q&A session on the mall hosted by the City and Mayor Pro-Tem Gerry Horak. See The forum was an opportunity for residents to hear more about the proposed amendments to the mall agreement that would allow the developer, Alberta Development Partners, to meet leasing agreements over time. City Council will discuss the mall proposal at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 6. See the full agenda.

West Monroe Drive to Close March 6 through March 10

West Monroe Drive will be closed at the College Avenue intersection for construction starting Thursday, March 6, 2014. This closure is scheduled to run through Monday, March 10, weather permitting, as crews excavate the area, install precast boxes, backfill and temporary surface overlay as part of the relocation of Larimer County Canal No. 2. Permanent road surface improvements will be completed in April.

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Alberta Development Partners Breaks Ground

Greenwood Village-based Alberta Development Partners broke ground today on Foothills, a $300 million redevelopment of the old Foothills Mall in Fort Collins.

The redevelopment project is kicking off with the demolition of the old Mervyn’s department store at Monroe and Stanford on the southeast side of the mall. The entire redevelopment will boast 660,000 square feet of retail space, including a 10-screen Cinemark all-digital movie theater, and 400 to 800 apartments. The project is expected to be completed by the 2015 holiday season.

“This re-imagining is one of the single largest re-development efforts in the country today,” said Don Provost, principal of Alberta Redevelopment Partners. “The partnership with the city and community has created the opportunity to realize the vision."

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Construction to Begin on New Mall Retail Building

Within the next several weeks, contractors for the Foothills Mall will begin removing 26 trees near the former Tres Margaritas to build the project’s first new retail building.

Affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Alberta Development Partners, owners and developers of the Foothills Mall, demolished the Tres Margaritas building at 3400 S. College Avenue at the end of 2013. Trees will be removed so construction can begin on Phase One, which includes a new 10,500-square-foot retail building.

Initially, 13 trees will be removed with another 13 trees to be removed in March. Trees will be chipped on site for mulch, which will be made available to a private landscaping firm.

A total of 54 new, upsized trees will be planted as part of Phase One per the development plans finalized with the City.

City, Developer Sign Foothills Mall Agreement

Construction on the Foothills Mall will begin this month now that the City of Fort Collins and Walton Foothills Holdings VI LLC have signed a redevelopment agreement to clean up blight and improve the property’s public infrastructure.

The City Council and the Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday approved the final redevelopment agreement with the mall developer. The agreement was signed this week.

The mall will remain open during construction. Site preparation work will begin within the next several weeks on the property’s perimeter, adjacent to College Avenue.

Read more about what's planned.

Relocation of Larimer County Canal No. 2 Starts January 20

Relocation work for Larimer County Canal No. 2 between West Monroe Drive to south of West Foothills Parkway will begin Monday, January 20. This section of the canal runs between southbound College Avenue and Frontage Road West. This relocation project will make room for a pedestrian/bicyclist underpass under College Avenue, which will lead to the redeveloped Foothills Mall.

See more about the project.

City Council Approves Mall Redevelopment Agreement

City Council on January 14 approved an agreement with Walton Foothills Holdings VI for redevelopment of the Foothills Mall.

See the latest proposed mall agreement, Council Agenda Item Summary, and staff presentation.

In May, the Council approved a $53 million public assistance package including a $45 million base financial assistance package that will revitalize the Foothills Mall and restore essential sales tax revenue. The financial package includes an $8 million investment in City infrastructure, including a new Foothills Activity Center and an underpass for pedestrians and bicycles under College Avenue that connects the mall to the Mason Street Corridor and MAX Bus Rapid Transit.

Alberta returned to the Planning and Zoning Board this fall with a proposal to reduce the overall square footage of the project. That altered the financial agreement, which requires Council approval. The Council approved that revised financial package on January 14.

To receive updates on the Foothills Mall redevelopment, sign up for an email newsletter at fcgov.com/foothillsmall. General information about the Fort Collins Urban Renewal Authority – including a list of Frequently Asked Questions - is available at renewfortcollins.org. 

Tres Margaritas to be Removed from Foothills Mall

Affiliates of Walton Street Capital and Alberta Development Partners, owners and developers of the Foothills Mall, will begin removing the Tres Margaritas building at 3400 S. College Ave before the end of 2013 in preparation for mall redevelopment.

The City’s Planning and Zoning Board on November 19 approved the Phase One Major Amendment to the Foothills Redevelopment Project Development Plan, which includes construction of a 10,500-square-foot retail building. The building will be constructed on the site of the existing Tres Margaritas building near College and Monroe Avenues. Tres Margaritas closed on November 30.

The City's Land Use Code allows the demolition to proceed, however construction of the proposed retail building cannot occur until the Phase One plans are finalized. Alberta has agreed to recycle and reuse materials from the building as part of the demolition, which will occur at the developer’s cost. Recycled materials will include doors, windows, cabinets, fixtures, concrete and masonry, wood, metals and cardboard.

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City Council Approves Foothills Redevelopment plan

The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday, May 7 approved a $53 million public assistance package including a $45 million base financial assistance package that will revitalize the Foothills Mall and restore essential sales tax revenue, as well as an $8 million investment in City infrastructure, including a new Youth Activity Center and a underpass that connects to the Mason Street Corridor. Total project investment in the community is expected to be $312 million.

Materials associated with the package are available with the April 23 work session and the May 7 Council agenda at fcgov.com/cityclerk. The Work Session can also be viewed at fcgov.com/cable14 via video on demand.

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