DEVELOPMENT REVIEW
WEEK OF JULY 22-26
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This weekly service is provided to keep community members informed about potential development projects and policy discussions related to development review. 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.

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 22-26.

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. One administrative hearing is scheduled during the week of July 22-26; another is scheduled the following week:

Custom Blending Project Development Plan/Final Plan, 3461 Precision Dr.
Hearing: Tuesday, July 23, 5:00 p.m. (or shortly thereafter), Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
This is a request for a building expansion to the Custom Blending facility, which is located within the Harmony Technology Park. The existing building contains approximately 31,700 square feet. The proposed 35,000 square foot addition would be located to the east of the existing building, and would be used primarily for the manufacture of flavoring extracts. The project will include re-platting to combine two lots. The proposed light industrial uses are permitted in the Harmony Corridor (HC) zone district, subject to a public hearing before an administrative hearing officer.

Rigden Farm Filing 17, east of Ziegler, along Haflinger Dr. William Neal Pkwy., Anika Dr., and Percussion Dr.
Hearing: Thursday, August 1, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A., 281 N. College Ave.
This is a request to replat 52 existing single-family lots into 57 single-family lots. Single-family lots are permitted in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district, subject to a public hearing before an administrative hearing officer.

CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, July 23 - Work Session
At 6 p.m., in the CIC Room at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will hold a work session. No agenda items related to development review will be discussed.

BUILDING REVIEW BOARD

Thursday, July 25 - Regular Meeting
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.

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD

Upcoming - Thursday, August 8 - 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 and meeting packets will be available closer to the meeting date. The Planning and Zoning Board encourages your input; interested persons are encouraged to attend and provide their comments. Please note: the board now meets on the second Thursday of each month; an additional meeting may occasionally be scheduled on the third Thursday when needed.

Upcoming - Friday, August 2 - Work Session
From noon to 5 p.m., in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave., the Board will hold a work session.

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

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/HISTORIC PRESERVATION INFORMATION

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. More information on historic review is available at fcgov.com/historicreview.

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 accepted 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.

  • No applications of these types were received in the past week.

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 final plan submittal)
  • Aspen Heights Student Housing, southwest of Conifer St. and Redwood St. (revised final plan submittal)

RECENT HEARING OUTCOMES

On July 11, the Zoning Board of Appeals took actions on projects 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; 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 proposed 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.

Other recent hearing outcomes:

  • Harvest Park/Ziegler Project Development Plan, west side of Ziegler Rd., south of the intersection of Saber Cat Dr. and County Fair Ln. extended
    Multi-family development with 22 dwelling units on 2.71 acres. Proposal included a Modification of Standard to allow a decreased front yard setback along County Fair Lane.
    Approved on July 16 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing.
  • 429 South Whitcomb Street Carriage House Project Development Plan, 429 S. Whitcomb St.
    Two-story carriage house on an 11, 186 square foot lot also containing a single-family detached home.

    Approved on July 16 following an Administrative/Type 1 hearing.
  • Magnum Motors of Loveland Project Development Plan/Final Plan, 5900 S. College Ave.
    Change of use from a convenience store with fuel sales to an automobile dealership, utilizing the existing 7,007 square foot building and 690 square foot outbuilding.
    Approved on July 18 following a Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 hearing.
  • Crowne on Timberline Project Development Plan, 6111 S. Timberline Rd.
    Multi-family complex with 285 dwelling units containing 467 bedrooms, and 25 single-family attached units containing 75 bedrooms on a 12-acre site.
    Approved on July 18 following a Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 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

Conceptual reviews are the first step in the review process, where applicants can determine the feasibility of a possible project. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not.

Sketch plans and staff comment letters for all conceptual reviews are available at fcgov.com/conceptualreview, under the "Agendas and Proposal Info" heading.

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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