The City of Fort Collins invites residents and businesses to a community workshop that will help create the vision for Midtown Fort Collins. The Midtown Plan’s Community Workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m., in the Lincoln Center’s Columbine Room, 417 W. Magnolia St. A light dinner will be provided. RSVP to Megan Bolin, 970-221-6342, .
Midtown and the Mason Corridor
Midtown Fort Collins, the area between Prospect and Harmony Roads, and from College Avenue to Mason Street (including the Foothills Mall area) is a vibrant, heavily populated core of our community. Midtown is a major section of the Mason Corridor—which also includes the Downtown area, Colorado State University campus and the area between Harmony Road and the new South Transit Center.
Right now City staff is working with property owners, business owners, neighbors, business associations and the general public on elements of a plan for the area. Considerations and discussions include a parking strategy, green spaces, connectivity between MAX stations and neighborhoods and commercial activities to the east of College, and density of buildings.
During the community workshop, attendees will receive a project overview from City staff and their consultants. Attendees will then choose what work tables to sit at and develop ideas around the different priorities of the area. The content from the evening will be included in the final Midtown Plan and will help guide the direction of future development in the area. Learn more about Midtown at www.fcgov.com/midtown
Economic Initiatives in Midtown
In 2006, a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay District was established by City Council in the Midtown area. The TOD encourages land uses, densities and design that enhance and support MAX stations along the Mason Corridor. In 2010 the City completed the Midtown Commercial Corridor Study and soon after formed a Midtown Urban Renewal Plan Area to encourage redevelopment in the area using tax increment financing on qualifying projects. The first tax increment financing district is Prospect South and includes a new student housing project, which is under construction west of College on Stuart Street. The Foothills Mall is another catalyst project that will renew the Midtown area.
About the Mason Corridor
Mason Corridor is an economic initiative enabled by transit. When complete, it will combine transit, trails, public infrastructure and private investment to spur redevelopment along the corridor. Crafted by community members, the vision is becoming a reality. Learn more about the Mason Corridor at www.fcgov.com/mason
The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities. For assistance, please contact 970.224.6027 or A Spanish-speaking translator will be present at this event.