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Fort Collins...a modern, world-class community, transforming from a small city to a progressive metropolitan center. Planning, Development & Transportation teams up to successfully shape growth in our sustainable community with safe, efficient multi-modal infrastructure and plans for maximum livability.

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City Plan is Coming Soon!

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Have you ever thought about what Fort Collins might look and feel like 20 years from now? The latest update to City Plan will be getting underway this summer, and we hope you will help shape the community’s vision for Fort Collins! City Plan will address land use, transportation and transit, and many other topics. 

Have ideas to share? Visit CityPlan online and join the conversation!

Transportation Board

The Transportation Board advises the Fort Collins City Council on transportation issues. The Board examines issues relating to financing, the development and implementation of master plans pertaining to pedestrian, streets, transit, bicycles, automobiles, congestion, traffic signalization, and transportation facilities, the use of technology, and education of the public and private industry on transportation topics.

Development Review Center

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The City's Development Review Center is experiencing high volumes of development review project submittals at this time. In order to maintain efficient project reviews and provide accurate, timely responses to inquiries, the City is enacting a series of measures related to the submittal process that may impact you as an applicant.

  • Appointments are required for all submittals or resubmittals. Please call the Development Review Center at 970-416-2740 to schedule an appointment time.
  • Only complete submittals are accepted. Consistent with Land Use Code requirements, the submittal will be returned to the applicant if any required materials or application fees are missing or insufficient.
  • All complete applications submitted Monday morning through Wednesday noon will be routed the same week. Submittals received after Wednesday noon will be routed the following week.

Please note that applications received earlier in the week will make it easier for Development Review Center staff to distribute plans to reviewing City departments and other referral agencies.

Building permit applications are accepted at any time during business hours, and without appointment.

Train Horn Noise Waiver

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The City of Fort Collins filed a petition for a waiver of a portion of the Train Horn Rule with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). On Friday, December 11 the FRA denied the petition. At the same time, in an unprecedented move, the FRA Administrator will establish a Fort Collins Working Group with the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administration staff. The historic move will help develop solutions and recommendations for the City moving forward.

West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor (ETC) Plan

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Interested in shaping the future of West Elizabeth Street? Make your voice heard and get involved early with the West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor (ETC) planning effort, which will focus on enhancing biking, walking and transit in the area! The corridor master plan focuses on West Elizabeth Street from Overland Trail to Shields Street, with an eye towards connectivity to CSU's Foothills Campus on the west, and CSU's Main Campus (including MAX stations) on the east.

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