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Important New Development Plan Submittal Info

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, please keep the following factors in in mind when you plan your submittal:

  • Appointments are required for all submittals or resubmittals - call 970-416-2740 to schedule.
  • Only complete submittals are accepted. 
  • Submittals received Monday morning through Wednesday noon will be routed the same week. Submittals received after Wednesday noon will be routed the following week.
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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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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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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.

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West Central Area Plan

The West Central Area Plan was adopted by City Council in March 2015. Staff is now implementing the plan’s recommendations. The plan provides a basis for land use regulations, neighborhood services and programs, transportation projects, and open space protection for the neighborhoods south and west of the Colorado State University main campus. The plan also includes new designs for Prospect Road and Lake Street, from Shields Street to College Avenue. Learn more at

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Plan Fort Collins: Innovate, Sustain, Connect

Fast forward 30 years. What's it like to live in Fort Collins? In 2010, the City led a major visioning effort to define our community's future. Plan Fort Collins was a community-wide effort to create a new City Plan and Transportation Master Plan. Check out the adopted plans at

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Download or Buy Plans

Simply, the way to get our documents is to either download a copy, or buy hardcopies or cds from our FedEx Office DocStore. Visit Document Download.

Planning Services

Physical Address: 281 North College Avenue | Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mailing Address: PO Box 580 | Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: 970-221-6760
Fax: 970-224-6134