NEW! Midtown Urban Design Plan
Midtown Fort Collins is the corridor along College Avenue bordered by Prospect Road to the north, continuing south just past Harmony Road. Midtown is a vital part of the City for a variety of businesses and neighborhoods. It is a focal point for economic development, and home to the Mason Corridor and future MAX Bus Rapid Transit system. Despite its significance, Midtown lacks a cohesive identity and design vision. The Midtown Urban Design Plan seeks to compliment current and forthcoming investment by developing a vision and associated land use tools to guide the design of future redevelopment, and identify opportunities to further enhance streetscapes and multi-modal connectivity.
Midtown Urban Design Plan Project Overview (PDF 502KB)
- Enhance connectivity along and across College Avenue
- Integrate the Mason Trail and MAX (BRT) stops with other pedestrian connections
- Develop a parking strategy that supports desired densities
- Provide clear guidelines for site planning, architecture, and massing of buildings
- Identify and incentivize catalyst sites
- Develop way-finding and signage plan
Extensive outreach to stakeholders will be taking place in summer and fall 2012 in order to acquire input and feedback regarding:
- Building Design
- Automobile Circulation
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Circulation
- Public Transit Access
- Landscape Opportunities
- Parks and Open Space
- Public Art
- Way-finding and Signage
- Redevelopment Opportunities
Check back here often for updates!
Staff contact: Megan Bolin, Economic Health Analyst
Stakeholder Meetings and Public Outreach Schedule
August 10: Planning and Zoning Board, 1:30 p.m., 281 N. College Ave.
August 13: Bike Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., 215 N. Mason St.
August 14: Fort Collins Board of Realtors, Noon, Harvard Street
August 15: Economic Advisory Commission, Noon, City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave.
Art in Public Places Board, 3:30 p.m., Lincoln Center
August 17: Chamber of Commerce LLAC, 7:30 a.m. Meldrum
August 22: Representatives from local business owners, 7:30-9 a.m., Youth Activity Center
South Fort Collins Business Association, 10-11:30 a.m., Youth Activity Center
Representatives from area neighborhoods, 5:30-7 p.m., Youth Activity Center
August 23: Representatives from area property owners, 7:30-9 a.m., Youth Activity Center
Representatives from the development community, 3:30-5 p.m., Youth Activity Center
Commission on Disability, 12:15 p.m., City Hall, Council Information Chambers
September 14: CanDo Built Environment, 10 a.m., 215 N. Mason St.
September 19: Transportation Board, 6 p.m., 215 N. Mason St.
October 18: CanDo Coalition, 8:30 a.m., Northside Aztlan Community Center
More dates and groups coming soon!