Local Food Truck in Fort Collins City staff is proposing to amend the City Code and Land Use Code to update property owner and outdoor vendor requirements. The intent of the original 2012 Code provisions for outdoor vendor operations was to manage a mobile operation and address specific mobile vendor impacts and requirements as a temporary, accessory land use. The proposed changes clarify and distinguish between two primary outdoor vending operations, mobile and stationary, including land use locational requirements for vending on privately-owned lots.
The proposed new requirements have evolved based on feedback from local vendors, property owners, and businesses involved with outdoor vending. The proposed draft Ordinances that incorporate new outdoor vending requirements were approved by City Council on First Reading on July 5, 2016. Second Reading of the Ordinances by City Council is scheduled for November 15, 2016. If adopted by Council, the new changes will go into effect on January 15, 2017.