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. One neighborhood meeting is scheduled during the week of May 20:
Wednesday, May 22 - Fox Grove Overall Development Plan, located on 36 acres east of I-25 and south of Mulberry St.
Neighborhood Meeting: 7:00-8:30 p.m., Timnath Elementary School, 3909 Main St., Timnath
Description: This proposed residential development would include a mix of single family lots, duplexes, and condominiums. (This project was called Lot 2, LEE MLD Single Family & Multifamily Housing in the conceptual review phase.)
LINCOLN CORRIDOR PLAN - SMALL GROUP CONVERSATIONS AND CORRIDOR WALKS
Wednesday, May 22
Lincoln Avenue between Jefferson Street and Lemay Avenue is a critical connection between downtown and the eastern part of the community. Changes are occurring rapidly along this corridor, and planning efforts are underway to develop a corridor vision and to identify specific steps for improvements. Residents, businesses, property owners and others who are interested in the future of the Lincoln Corridor are invited to join in meetings to share ideas about Lincoln Avenue. On May 22, multiple one-hour sessions will be offered at several northeast Fort Collins locations, as well as corridor walks from Buckingham Park at noon and at 6 p.m. All are welcome - to participate in a session, please sign up at fcgov.com/lincoln, or contact Lori Bichler at email@example.com or 970-224-6058.
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 May 20. Three hearings will be held during the following week:
Prospect Station Project Development Plan (PDP), 223. W. Prospect Rd.
Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
Proposal Description: This is a proposal for a four-story mixed-use building with multi-family residences and commercial/retail uses. The project is proposing 47 multi-family units, two of which are identified as "live-work" and one 1,041 square foot retail space. The project proposes 49 parking spaces, including 11 off-site spaces.
Provincetowne Filing Five Project Development Plan (PDP), in an area bounded by Province Rd. to the north, Crooked Arrow Ln. to the east, Snowy Plain Rd. to the south and Eden Ridge Lane to the west.
Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A., 281 N. College Ave.
Proposal Description: This request is for a replat of 24 residential lots of Provincetowne Filing Three into 20 residential lots. The result of the replat will be the elimination of four residential lots and increased size for the remaining 20 lots.
Stoner Subdivision Project Development Plan (PDP), 502 Wayne St.
Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
Proposal Description: This is a request to divide an existing 15,987 square foot lot located at 502 Wayne Street into two lots and to construct a two-story single-family residence on a proposed new lot created to the east. A new Magnolia Street address would be created for the new dwelling. The existing single family home would remain on the west lot, and would retain its Wayne Street address. Two modifications of standards from the Land Use Code accompany the request, because the project proposes a lot subdivision on the rear portion of the existing lot, and the alley frontage remains unpaved. The first modification addresses Section 4.7(F)(7) which states that no lot may be further subdivided to create a new lot in the rear portion of the existing lot. The second modification addresses Section 3.6.2(J)(2) which requires that portions of alleys be paved in conjunction with this proposed use.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS
Thursday, June 20 - Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., on Thursday, June 20, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. The Planning and Zoning Board encourages your input; interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. The agenda for the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date and will have complete information.
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.
Tuesday, May 21 - City Council Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue, a regular meeting of the City Council will be held. The following agenda items related to development review will be discussed:
- Appeal of Carriage House Apartments Approval
The Carriage House Apartments Project Development Plan was approved with conditions in a Planning and Zoning Board hearing on March 21. The project is a multi-family project with 57 dwelling units in five buildings. The project was appealed to City Council.
- Actions Related to Oil/Gas Operations and the Prospect Energy Operator Agreement
City Council will be considering on second reading actions related to the termination of the moratorium on oil and gas operations for Prospect Energy and amending the operator agreement with Prospect Energy. (This item was continued from the April 23 City Council Adjourned Meeting.)
Complete information is available in the agenda for the meetings (available on the Friday prior to the meetings).
LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Next Hearing - Wednesday, June 12
The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) conducts hearings on the second Wednesday of each month and holds work sessions on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Josh Weinberg (email@example.com) or call 970-221-6206.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Next Meeting - Thursday, June 13
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has the authority to approve variances from the requirements in the Land Use Code. The Zoning Board of Appeals typically meets on the second Thursday of every month from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers (300 Laporte Ave.). Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/ZoningAppeals.
BUILDING REVIEW BOARD
Next Meeting - Thursday, June 27 (May 30 meeting has been cancelled)
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 BRB typically meets the last Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. Agendas and past meeting minutes are 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 proposals for annexations, rezonings, and additions of permitted uses 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.
Ridgeview Classical School Expansion Site Plan Advisory Review, 1900 S. Lemay Ave.
This is a request for a Site Plan Advisory Review to convert the existing Little Bears Child Care facility into an expansion for Ridgeview Classical School, a public charter school. Plans call for the interior remodelling of the 7,300 square foot building at 1900 S. Lemay Avenue for classrooms for grades 7 though 12; the exterior will have some modifications as well. The school's enrollment limit will remain at 820 students (754 are currently enrolled). As public facilities, schools go through a different, advisory review process called Site Plan Advisory Review or SPAR. This process requires a review by City staff, and requires advisory findings from the Planning and Zoning Board regarding the "location, character and extent" for the public building relative to City Plan.
416 N. Grant Ave. Carriage House, 416 N. Grant Ave.
This is a request to add a one and a half story, 2,107 square foot carriage house to the rear of an 11,364 square foot lot. The first floor (1,194 square feet) will be used as a garage and the upper floor (913 square feet) will be used as a habitable space.
Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency & Rehabilitation Hospital, 816 S. Lemay Ave.
This proposal would add a two-story, 4,232 square foot addition to the existing 3,307 square foot veterinary clinic located at 816 S. Lemay Ave. The adjacent car wash facility will be razed except for a 475 square foot portion at the far northeast corner of the site. The two lots will be deed restricted so that they cannot be conveyed or sold separately.
RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES
Bella Vira, Extension of Final Plan Vested Rights, southwest of West Elizabeth Street and South Overland Trail
Description: A one-year extension of the term of vested rights of the approved Bella Vira Final Plan, which calls for 60 single family detached dwellings and 25 multi-family units (townhomes) on 34.7 acres.
Approved at May 16 Planning and Zoning Board hearing
Avago Technologies, Building Four, Major Amendment, 4380 Ziegler Rd.
Description: Addition to Avago Technologies, Building Four that adds 138,800 square feet to the west side of the existing building
Approved at May 16 Planning and Zoning Board hearing
Kechter Crossing Subdivision Replat Project Development Plan and Final Development Plan, southwest of Kechter Rd. and Timberline Rd.
The project replats two lots and a portion of the dedicated common area for the purpose of saving a 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 and the two affected lots are relocated to the west along Coppervein St.
Approved by the administrative hearing officer on May 10 (Administrative/Type 1 Hearing was held on May 1)
Carriage House Apartment Project Development Plan, on Springfield Dr., west of Shields St.
Description: Multi-family project with 57 dwelling units in five buildings.
Approved with Conditions at the March 21 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing
Appeal Pending - City Council Appeal scheduled for May 21
Max Flats Project Development Plan, 203 W. Mulberry St.
Description: Five-story 63,900 square foot building with 64 dwelling units and 1,500 square feet of ground level retail
Approved at the April 18 Planning and Zoning Board hearing
Appeal Pending - City Council appeal scheduled for June 4
BDR 4-Plex Project Development Plan, 621 S. Meldrum St.
Description: Multi-family building with four dwelling units.This project was approved with one modification of standard and two conditions following an administrative (Type 1) hearing. It was appealed to City Council.
Approved by the administrative hearing officer
Appeal Outcome - City Council upheld the approval of the project on 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORE INFO & FEEDBACK
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