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IMPORTANT NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN SUBMITTAL SCHEDULE

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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.

Downtown Plan

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The new Downtown Plan will replace the successful 1989 Downtown Plan with a plan for the next 10-20 years. The ‘89 plan has guided budgets, projects, investments, regulations, and other actions for 25 years. Its mission has been achieved and its recommendations largely fulfilled. The new plan is scheduled and needed to continue the successes of Downtown.  

Old Town Neighborhoods Plan

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The purpose of updating the original East Side and West Side Neighborhood Plans is to revisit the visions, policy directives, and implementation actions in the existing documents and revise these elements based on emerging issues and trends. As part of this update, the current plans for both the east side and west side areas are proposed to be combined into a single consolidated plan and planning effort, referred to as the “Old Town Neighborhoods Plan (OTNP).

A second component of this planning effort is to develop new design guidelines for new construction and remodel projects. Visit fcgov.com/OldTownNeighborhoods for more information.

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