DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WEEK OF APRIL 22-26
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Here's your look at the upcoming events related to development review in Fort Collins.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

Neighborhood meetings provide an opportunity for developers to provide preliminary information to neighbors regarding proposed projects before they are formally submitted for review. Neighbors then have the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about (or support for) the project as proposed. These meetings are facilitated by City staff. Your input is an important part of the development review process. No neighborhood meetings are scheduled for the week of April 22-26; one is scheduled for the following week:

Monday, April 29 - Ridgeview Classical School (Conversion of Little Bears Child Care Facility into Ridgeview Classrooms)
Neighborhood Meeting: 7:00-9:00 p.m., Ridgeview Classical School Auditorium, 1800 S. Lemay Ave.
Proposed Project Site: 1900 S. Lemay (current Little Bears Child Care facility)
Description: This proposal would convert the existing Little Bears Child Care facility into a classroom expansion serving grades 7 through 12. The exterior of Little Bears would be remodeled to match the existing school. The The Little Bears building contains 7,500 square feet and ten parking spaces. There would be no changes to the total square footage and no changes to the existing parking lot. The existing playground would be converted to a grass lawn.

ADMINISTRATIVE/TYPE 1 HEARINGS

Administrative (Type 1) Hearings are public hearings conducted by a hearing officer. Public comment is invited. The hearing officer considers your input an important part of the development review process. Written comments are also welcome, and may be submitted in advance to the project planner, or at the hearing. No administrative hearings are scheduled during the week of April 22-26; two hearings are scheduled for the following week:

Kechter Crossing Subdivision Replat Project Development Plan (PDP) and Final Development Plan (FDP).
Hearing: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
Proposal Description: This site is located south of Kechter Road approximately 1,600 feet east of Timberline Road. This is a request to replat two lots (Lots Four and Five of Block Four) and a portion of the dedicated common area for the purpose of saving a large mature tree. As currently platted, the existing tree would preclude the construction of two homes on two existing lots. By replatting, the tree can remain undisturbed and the two affected lots are relocated to the west along Coppervein St.

Stoner Subdivision Project Development Plan (PDP), 502 Wayne St.
Hearing: Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
Proposal Description: This is a request to divide an existing 15,986 square foot lot located at 502 Wayne Street into two lots and construct a one-story single-family residence on a proposed new lot created to the east. An existing single family home would remain on the west lot. Two modifications of standards from the Land Use Code currently accompany the request, as the project proposes a lot subdivision on the rear portion of the existing lot, and the alley frotange remains unpaved.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS

Upcoming - Thursday, May 16 - Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., on the third Thursday of each month, the Planning and Zoning Board conducts a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. The agenda for the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date. The Planning and Zoning Board encourages your input; interested persons are invited to attend and be heard.

At noon on the Friday prior to each regular Planning and Zoning Board meeting, the Board holds a work session in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave. The next work session will be held on Friday, May 10.

Please contact the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750 for further information on any agenda items. More information, including meeting agendas and materials as well as past meeting minutes, may be found at fcgov.com/PlanningZoningBoard.

CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, April 23 - City Council Work Session
At 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue, City Council will conduct a work session. The following items related to development review will be discussed:

  • Proposed Land Use Code changes include allowing community gardens and market gardens in all zone districts through an urban agriculture licensing system and allowing farmers markets in more zone districts. Proposed City Code changes include allowing ducks to be raised in City limits, scaling the number of poultry (chicken hens and ducks) based on lot size, allowing two miniature goats per lot, and updating the City's beekeeping regulations to reflect current best practices. More information is available on the project's website: fcgov.com/urbanagriculture.
  • The operating agreement between the City and Prospect Energy, Inc., and the extent to which Prospect Energy's oil and gas operations should be exempted from the moratorium on such activities and the ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Tuesday, April 23 - City Council Adjourned Meeting
Following the work session, Council will conduct an Adjourned Meeting to consider Ordinance No. 145, 2012 related to oil and gas operations (see information under Work Session description above or the agenda).

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD

Thursday, April 25
The Building Review Board (BRB) is charged with the responsibility to hear appeals and requests for variances related to City building codes and contractor licensing regulations. The Board meets the last Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., unless there are no items to review. More information is available at fcgov.com/BRB.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN THE PAST WEEK

This section typically includes Project Development Plans (PDPs), Overall Development Plans (ODPs), Major Amendments (MJAs), and Annexations (ANXs) that were submitted in the past week. More information regarding all current proposals is available in an interactive table of Development Proposals Under Review, or by calling the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750.

Project: Spring Creek Farms North Fouth Filing Project Development Plan
Location: Northwest of E. Drake Rd. and S. Timberline Rd.
Description: This is a request to develop approximately 75 single family detached homes on land located to the west of the City of Fort Collins Police Services building.

Project: 522 W. Magnolia St. Carriage House Project Development Plan
Location: 522 W. Magnolia St.
Description: This is a proposal for a two-story, two-bedroom carriage house with approximately 911 square feet.

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

Project: Ziegler-Harvest Park Overall Development Plan
Location: 5305 Ziegler Rd.
Description: This is a request for an Overall Development Plan (ODP) for a phased development of approximately four acres at 5305 Ziegler Rd.
Approved following April 18 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing

Project: Max Flats Project Development Plan
Location: 203 W. Mulberry St.
Description: This is a request to construct a new five-story, 63,900 square foot building with 64 dwelling units and 1,500 square feet of ground level retail.
Approved  following April 18 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing

Project: Poudre Valley Health System Harmony Campus Cancer Center Addition
Location: 2121 E. Harmony Dr.
Description: This project is a proposed addition to expand the existing Medical Office Building at the Poudre Valley Health System Harmony Medical Campus with a 30,000 square foot, two-story addition. 
Approved with Conditions following April 18 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing

Project: Banner Health Medical Campus Project Development Plan
Location: 2310 E. Prospect Rd.

Description: This is a proposal to develop a 28-acre site for the Banner Harmony Medical Campus which will provide inpatient and outpatient services. 
Approved
following April 18 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing

Project: Carriage House Apartment Project Development Plan
Location: Springfield Dr., west of Shields St.

Description: Multi-family project with 57 dwelling units in five buildings.
Approved with Conditions following March 21 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing
Appealed - City Council Appeal scheduled for May 21

Project: BDR 4-Plex Project Development Plan
Location: 621 S. Meldrum St.
Description: Multi-family building with four dwelling units.
Approved with Conditions following February 13 Administrative/Type 1 Hearing
Appealed - City Council Appeal scheduled for May 7

NOW AVAILABLE - MORE INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS

More information on current development proposals is available online than ever before. Check out the new searchable and sortable table of development proposals under review to find information on formally submitted proposals - you can search for a proposal by the sign number on a "Development Proposal Under Review" sign, by a keyword search including any part of the project name, street name or number, and more.

CONCEPTUAL REVIEWS

All notices of conceptual reviews are available at fcgov.com/conceptualreview.

WHAT’S A CITIZEN’S ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW?

Have you checked out the City’s new Citizen's Role in Development Review flowchart and guide? These tools are an empowering resource to explain a citizen's role in Development Review. We hope this guide will aid you in making the process easier to understand and enable you to participate. Questions? Please contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076 or sburnett@fcgov.com.

MORE INFO & FEEDBACK

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