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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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Due to high submittal volumes, only the first 5 projects submitted Monday morning through Wednesday noon will be routed the same week. The rest will be placed in a queue to be routed the following week. 

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.

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Train Horn Noise Waiver

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). Amongst other requirements the Train Horn Rule mandates railroad gates at every crossing within a quiet zone. The waiver asks for relief from the requirement for gates given the unique nature of Mason Street where the tracks run down the middle of the street. The public can comment on the waiver now through the FRA

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Downtown Plan

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.  

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West Elizabeth Enhanced Travel Corridor (ETC) Plan

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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Old Town Neighborhoods Plan

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 for more information.

Planning, Development, & Transportation

Physical Address: 281 North College Avenue | Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mailing Address: PO Box 580 | Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: 970-221-6601
Fax: 970-416-2081