DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WEEK OF JUNE 24-28
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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. One neighborhood meeting is scheduled this 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 on the northeast corner of Maple and Meldrum Streets as a microbrewery. Proposed changes 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE/TYPE 1 HEARING

Administrative/Type 1 hearings are public hearing 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 June 24. One is scheduled during the following week:

429 South Whitcomb Street Carriage House Project Development Plan
Hearing: Monday, July 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
This is a request to construct a two-story carriage house on an 11,186 square foot lot containing a single family detached home.

OPEN HOUSES / OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT

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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 2013 FORT COLLINS URBAN DESIGN AWARDS

The City of Fort Collins invites entries for the 2013 Urban Design Awards. More information is available on the Fort Collins Urban Design Awards webpage. Entries must be received by noon on July 18.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD

Thursday, July 18 - 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 agenda will be available closer to the hearing date.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.

Starting in August, the Planning and Zoning Board will hold its regular meeting on the second Thursday of each month, with the work session for the month on the Friday before the regular meeting. If the workload is heavy, additional agenda items may be scheduled for the third Thursday as well.

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, June 25 - Work Session
At 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue, City Council will hold a work session. The following agenda items related to development review will be discussed:

  • Oil and Gas Regulations
  • Council Retreat Follow-up
    Council will be reviewing their work plan and other items discussed in their recent retreat.
Complete information is available in the agenda for the meeting (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. No plans of these types have been received since the last update.

  • City of Fort Collins Integrated Recycling Facility Overall Development Plan (ODP), west side of Timberline, 1/4 mile south of Prospect Rd.
    This is a request for an overall development plan (ODP) for a 30.57 acre property owned by the City. Current uses include parks and open space trails, stormwater detention, outdoor storage and minor public facility uses. Anticipated uses include recycling facilities and a disk golf course. A Project Development Plan for a new City recycling center is being reviewed concurrently with this ODP.

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:

  • Woodward Blue Home Project, 777 E. Lincoln Ave.
    This is the Phase I Final Plan submittal for the Woodward Blue Home Project, formerly known as Link-n-Greens.

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

  • Ridgeview Classical School Site Plan Advisory Review, 1900 S. Lemay Ave.
    Conversion of the former Little Bears Child Care facility into an expansion for Ridgeview Classical School.
    Approved on June 20 following a Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 hearing
  • Pateros Creek Project Development Plan, at approximately 912 Wood St.
    Single family residential development with 40 dwelling units on 8.02 acres of the 17.34 acre site. 
    Approved on June 20 following a Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 hearing
  • Verizon Wireless at 2555 S. Shields St.
    New wireless telecommunication equipment installation west of the existing Raintree Athletic Club building.

    Approved on June 17 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing
  • 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

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