DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WEEK OF JULY 15-19
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This weekly service is provided to keep community members informed about potential development projects and related policy discussions. 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 Guide to Development Review, or contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD/TYPE 2 HEARINGS

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.

  • Magnum Motors of Loveland Project Development Plan/Final Plan, 5900 S. College Ave.
    This is a request for a change of use from a convenience store with fuel sales to an automobile dealership (without repairs or oil changes). The existing 7,007 square foot building and 690 square foot outbuilding, will be reused. Please note: this item is on the consent agenda, and will not be discussed unless requested by a member of the Board, staff, or public at the hearing.
  • Crowne on Timberline Project Development Plan, 6111 S. Timberline Rd.
    This is a request for development of 285 multi-family dwelling units with 467 bedrooms, and 25 single-family attached units with 75 bedrooms on a 12 acre site.

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. This month's work session will be held on Friday, July 12.

Note: 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, July 16 - Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will hold a regular meeting. The following agenda items related to development review will be discussed:

  • Residential parking permit program (on consent)
  • Urban Agriculture - Land Use and City Code changes
  • Oil and Gas Operations - (1) consideration of a new moratorium on new oil and gas applications with options for a seven-year period to allow for an evaluation of health impacts, OR a moratorium through the end of 2013; and (2) land use code changes related to setbacks for new residential developments from existing oil and gas operations.

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 July 15-19.

ADMINISTRATIVE/TYPE 1 HEARINGS

Administrative/Type 1 hearings are public hearings conducted by a hearing officer. 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 July 15-19.

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD

Next Meeting - Thursday, July 25 - Regular Meeting
The Building Review Board (BRB) is charged with the responsiblity 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.

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

Next Meeting - Thursday, August 8
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 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.

LANDMARK PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Next Hearing - Wednesday, August 14
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. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams (kmcwilliams@fcgov.com) or Josh Weinberg (jweinberg@fcgov.com) or call 970-221-6206.Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC.

CONCEPTUAL REVIEWS HELD IN JUNE

Conceptual reviews are the first step in the review process, where applicants can receive feedback to help determine the feasibility of a possible project. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not. Conceptual reviews conducted in June included:

  • Union Place Replat, southwest of W. Willox Ln. and N. Mason St.
    To change two commercial sites to single family lots and several blocks of condos to single family attached.
  • Fort Collins Senior Center Addition, 1200 Raintree Dr.
    To expand the Senior Center by 17,300 square feet. This will be processed as a Minor Amendment, so there will be no public notice requirement nor a public hearing.
  • Ward Alternative Energy CNG Fueling Station, possible alternate locations at 223 Willow St. or 103 E. Lincoln Ave.
    To evaluate two potential sites for a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.
  • Child Care Center, 4775 Boardwalk Dr.
    To construct a 10,000 square foot child care facility and outdoor playground space.
  • Ridgen Farm 14th Filing - Brownstones & Commercial, in area bounded by Limon Dr., Custer Dr., Iowa Dr., and Illinois Dr.
    To construct 102 three-story brownstones and 3,400 square feet of commercial space.
  • Medical/Urgent Care, 312 S. College Ave.
    To replace the vacant Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant with a new structure for medical/urgent care.
  • Child Care, 2430 W. Prospect Rd.
    To use an existing building as a child care center.
  • Vehicle Sales, 170 Kensington Dr.
    To expand an existing vehicle sales dealership at 170 Kensington Dr, adding a one-story service and sales addition to the existing car dealership, and replacing the ministorage facility with a new four-story parking garage and a surface lot.
  • Duplex, 802 E. Myrtle St.
    To add a new residential unit to an existing single family home, creating a duplex.
  • Redtail Ponds Affordable Housing, between S. College Ave. and the intersection of Fossil Blvd. and Conejos Rd.
    To construct a 60-unit multifamily affordable housing facility (permanent supportive housing) in a four-story building.

Preliminary plans and staff comment letters for each of these conceptual reviews is available at fcgov.com/conceptualreview, under the "Agendas and Proposal Info" heading.

RECENT APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED

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. These projects will be reviewed at public hearings after staff review is completed. Written public comment is encouraged prior to the hearing. At the hearing, written or oral comments are accepted. 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. The most recent applications appear at the top of the table.

  • Lagrange at Rigden Farm Replat Major Amendment, southeast corner of Limon Dr. and Minnesota Dr.
    This is a request to change a previously approved project by replatting existing condo lots into 34 single-family attached lots (new submittal).
  • Storybook 2nd Filing Project Development Plan, near Mountain Vista Dr. and Turnberry Dr.
    This is a request to complete the final phase of the Storybook 2nd Filing subdivision to include 27 single-family lots (new submittal).
  • Fort Collins Integrated Recycle Center Overall Development Plan (ODP) and Project Development Plan, southwest of the intersection of Prospect Rd. and Timberline Rd.
    This is a request for an overall development plan (ODP) for a 30.57 acre parcel owned by the City. Current uses include parks and open space trails, stormwater detention, outdoor storage and minor public facility uses. A project development plan (PDP) for a new City recycling center is being reviewed concurrently with this ODP (new submittal).
  • Custom Blending Combined Project Development Plan/Final Development Plan, 3461 Precision Drive
    This is a request for an approximately 35,000 square foot addition to the east of the existing Custom Blending building, and will include replatting to combine two existing lots (revised submittal after first round of staff review).
  • Feeder Supply Project Development Plan, 359 Linden St.
    This is a request to convert the historic Feeder Supply building to a restaurant, and to add a four-story apartment building with 54 one- and two-bedrooms units, as well as commercial space with possible light industrial uses (revised submittal after first round of staff review).

Final Development Plans (FDPs) are submitted following approval of Project Development Plans or Major Amendments at public hearings, and are reviewed by staff for consistency with the approved Project Development Plan or Major Amendment. Final plan applications were recently received for:

  • LDS Temple, 6732 S. Timberline Rd. (new submittal)
  • Stoner Subdivision Final Development Plan, 502 Wayne St. (new submittal)
  • Prospect Station Final Development Plan, 221 W. Prospect Rd. (new submittal)
  • Big Deal Four Plex Final Development Plan, 621 S. Meldrum St. (re-activated submittal)
  • River District Block One Mixed Use Final Development Plan - Encompass, 418 Linden St. (revised submittal after first round of staff review)
  • Hickory Commons Final Development Plan, 300 block of Hickory St., west of N. College Ave. (revised submittal after first round of staff review)

RECENT HEARING RESULTS

Results of the July 11 Zoning Board of Appeals hearings include actions at the following locations:

  • 601 W. Mountain Ave.
    Approved a request to increase the required floor area ratio for the rear half of the lot from .33 to .359 and to reduce the rear yard setback from 15 feet to 4 feet to allow a new, detached one-car garage and a 78 square foot sunroom addition.
  • 317 N. Whitcomb St.
    Approved a request to reduce the north minimum side yard setback from 5 feet to 4 feet 10 inches and denied a request to reduce the south minimum side yard setback from 5 feet to 4 feet to allow construction of a second story addition.
  • 120 W. Stuart St.
    Approved, with a condition, a request to locate the College Avenue ground sign for "The Summit" development closer to Stuart Street than to College Avenue.The posposed sign would be located 12.5 feet from the Stuart Street curb and 17.5 feet from the College Avenue curb.
  • 430 Flagler Rd.
    Approved a request to reduce the rear yard setback from 15 feet to 8.5 feet for an uncovered deck.

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.

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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