DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WEEK OF JUNE 17-21

Keeping abreast potential changes in your neighborhood can be challenging. This weekly service is provided to keep the community informed about potential development projects. If you would like additional information about the topics in the newsletter, or if you would like to better understand the review process, please see the Citizen's Role in Development Review or contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076.

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. No neighborhood meetings are scheduled during the week of June 17-21; one is scheduled during the following week:

Monday, June 24 - 302 N. Meldrum Microbrewery
Neighborhood Meeting: 5:30-7:00 p.m., City of Fort Collins Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. (north door)
This is a proposal to utilize a portion of the existing building at 302 N. Meldrum St. as a microbrewery. Proposed changes to the site include an outdoor deck, additional bicycle parking, and a grain silo. The site is located in the Civic Center subdistrict of the Downtown (D) zone district and also within the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) overlay zone. In this zone district, microbreweries are reviewed in a Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing.

OPEN HOUSES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT

Tuesday, June 18 - Lincoln Corridor Plan - What Is Your Vision?
Four sessions (see below), Community Room, 215 N. Mason St.
Lincoln Avenue between Jefferson Street and Lemay Avenue is a critical connection between downtown and the eastern part of the community. Please join us on June 18 for one of four interactive sessions about plans for the Lincoln Corridor. Explore great streets from across Colorado, the nation, and the rest of the world. Discuss what makes these places memorable and how we can apply new ideas to the Lincoln Corridor. RSVP online for a session at 7:30 or 11:30 am, or 4:00-6:00 p.m. at fcgov.com/lincoln, or contact Lori Bichler at 970-221-6705 or lbichler@fcgov.com.

West Central Neighborhoods Plan Update - Feedback on Timing Requested by Monday, June 24
If you live, work, own a business, or have an interest in the West Central Neighborhoods Plan area, which covers the areas south and west of the CSU campus, we would like your input on the timing of the update of the existing plan for the area. The City is seeking input on whether the plan update should proceed as planned in 2013-14, or be postponed. Interested? Please see the map of the plan area and complete the survey at fcgov.west-central.sgizmo.com/s3/.

Wednesday, June 26 - Poudre River Projects Open House
4:00-7:00 p.m., Canyon West Room, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St.

The public is invited to learn about and give input on over 25 projects that will be happening in the Poudre River corridor within the City. Projects include construction, trail closures, drought and fire work, habitat restoration, flood mitigation and planning efforts. Information about some of the developments proposed or in process along the river will be available. Learn more about The City's Poudre River projects at www.fcgov.com/riverprojects.

Thursday, June 27 - Midtown Urban Plan Design Open House
4:00-6:30 p.m., Youth Activity Center, 415 E. Monroe Dr.
Within the next several years, the core of Fort Collins will be transformed with the new MAX Bus Rapid Transit system and a redeveloped Foothills Mall. So what will the rest of Midtown look like? The City is seeking feedback on the draft Midtown Plan, which establishes a vision for Midtown's future, with a public open house on June 27. Public comments also are being accepted at fcgov.com/midtown through July 3. The plan is expected to be reviewed by City Council on September 3.

ADMINISTRATIVE/TYPE 1 HEARINGS

No Administrative/Type 1 hearings are scheduled during the week of June 17-21.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS

Thursday, June 20 - Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., 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. Agenda items for the June 20 meeting include:

  • Ridgeview Classical School Site Plan Advisory Review, 1900 S. Lemay Ave.
    This is a request to convert the former Little Bears Child Care facility at 1900 South Lemay Ave., into an expansion for Ridgeview Classical School by remodeling the interior into classrooms for grades 7-12, and updating the exterior. There would be no changes to the total square footage (7,500 square feet) nor to the existing parking lot (19 spaces). As a public facility, the Board will review this project in a site plan advisory review. Total maximum enrollment at the school will remain unchanged. This this type of review the Planning and Zoning Board will make findings as to the "location, character and extent" for the public building relative to City Plan.
  • Pateros Creek Project Development Plan, at approximately 912 Wood St.
    This is a request for a single family residential development with 40 dwelling units on 8.02 acres of the 17.34 acre site. The parcel is located on the east side of Wood St., approximately 1/4 mile east of N. Shields St. A stand-alone modification was approved in June 2012, which allowed the project to increase the overall average density in clustered resident projects from 2.00 to 2.36 dwelling units per acre. This project also requests that front yard setbacks be reduced from 15' to 9', allowing front porches within the additional six feet; and instead of providing a public street connection to the south (where a pond currently exists), pedestrian connections to this potentially developable parcel would be provided.
  • Proposed Land Use Code Changes
    Numerous Land Use Code changes will be considered; please see pages 197-200 of the full agenda for a list of the changes.
  • Land Use Code Policy Discussion: Addition of Permitted Use (APU)
    This is a policy discussion to consider various aspects of the Addition of a Permitted Use process which is contained in Section 1.3.4 of the Land Use Code.
From noon to 5 p.m., 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, July 12.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/URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY BOARD

Tuesday, June 18 - City Council Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue, City Council will hold a regular meeting. The following agenda items related to development review will be reviewed:

  • Ordinance Designating the Johnson Farm Property, 2608 E. Drake Rd., as a Fort Collins Landmark
    This is the second reading of an ordinance designating the Johnson Farm Property as a Fort Collins Landmark. The owner of the property initiated the request for designation.
  • Resolution Making Findings of Fact and Conclusions Regarding the Appeal of the Planning and Zoning Board's Approval of the Max Flats Project Development Plan
    In the appeal hearing on June 4, City Council determined that the evidence presented did not indicate the Board failed to conduct a fair hearing, and found that the Board properly interpreted and applied the Land Use Code in its decision. Council added several conditions of approval for the project, which require additional trees on the west boundary, as well as several requirements for the exterior of the building.
Tuesday, June 18 - Urban Renewal Authority Board Meeting
Following the City Council meeting, the Urban Renewal Authority Board will convene to consider the following agenda items:
  • Resolution regarding the Fort Collins URA and its tax increment revenue refunding bonds on the North College Avenue Project.
    Property tax revenue in the North College Plan Area has matured, and is attractive to outside investors. City Council has expressed intent to replenish the URA's debt service reserve fund if such funds are ever used to make debt service payments. Replenishment of the reserve fund is contingent upon annual appropriation of funds by City Council. This expression of intent improves the credit rating on the bonds to be issued.
  • Resolution regarding the Storefront Improvement Program for the North College URA
    This resolution formally approves the Storefront Improvement Program for the North College Urban Renewal Area. The Program would offer assistance of up to 50% of project cost, up to a maximum of $5,000 per storefront for improvements to storefronts or building facades.
Complete information is available in the agenda for the meetings (available on the Friday prior to the meeting).

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD

June 27 Meeting - CANCELED
The Building Review Board typically meets the last Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., but the June meeting has been canceled. 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. One PDP was submitted in the past week, as well as one application for a modification of standard was received:

  • City of Fort Collins Integrated Recycling Facility Project Development Plan, west side of Timberline, 1/4 mile south of Prospect Rd.
    This is a proposal for a new centralized recycling facility. It would replace the current Rivendell recycling site and would expand on the types of recyclables that are accepted from residents, business, and contractors.
  • Lakeview (Drake & Lemay Single Family Homes) Modification of Standard, 2700 S. Lemay Ave.
    This is a stand-alone request for a modification of standard to the Low Density Residential District (R-L) density standards for a proposed single family development. The applicant is requesting to modify the standard relating to the minimum lot area to the total square footage of the homes. This request would be processed as a Type 1 review, with a hearing before an administrative hearing officer.

Final Development Plans are submitted following approval of Project Development Plans or Major Amendments at public hearings. New final plan applications were recently received for:

  • Provincetowne Filing 5 (replat of lots)
  • Link-n-Greens, southwest of Lincoln and Lemay (Woodward project)

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

  • Boardwalk Crossing Project Development Plan, 4012 S. Mason St.
    Two commercial buildings; one two-story and one one-story, for office and other compatible uses permitted in the General Commercial zone district.
    Approved on June 13 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing

  • Prospect Station Project Development Plan, 223 W. Prospect Rd.
    Four-story mixed-use building with 47 multi-family units and commercial/retail uses.
    Approved on June 13 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing

  • Provincetowne Filing Five Project Development Plan, in area bounded by Province Rd., Crooked Arrow Ln., Snowy Plain Rd., and Eden Ridge Ln.
    Replat of 24 residential lots into 20 residential lots
    Approved on June 13 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing

  • Stoner Subdivision Project Development Plan, 502 Wayne St.
    Subdivision of an existing 15,987 square foot lot, with two modifications.
    Approved on June 13 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing

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

For more information about development review, please visit fcgov.com/developmentreview or call 970-221-6750. For back issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive.

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