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NEW! Midtown Urban Design Plan

Project Overview

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)

Goals

  • 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

Process

Extensive outreach to stakeholders will be taking place in summer and fall 2012 in order to acquire input and feedback regarding:

  • Economics
  • Building Design
  • Automobile Circulation
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Circulation
  • Public Transit Access
  • Streetscapes
  • Parking
  • 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
970-221-6342

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!

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