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Development Review Center
(Current Planning)
Building Services 970-221-6760
Neighborhood Services 970-224-6046
Zoning 970-416-2745

Development Review Center
281 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

About Us

Development Review
We are a “one-stop shop” for all of your development needs. And your one-stop point of contact will be a Project Planner from Current Planning. We hope this streamlines your development review which involves collaboration from many City departments and local businesses (for example, those providing telecommunications and water). We review and evaluate all Project Development Plans (PDPs) and Overall Development Plans (ODPs), as well as annexations, re-zonings, subdivisions, site plans, landscape plans, and lighting plans. We provide information and advice on land use, urban design, and choosing the most appropriate review process for each project while adhereing to the policies in our Land Use Code. For more information about how development review works, visit the Development Review Guide at Current Planning is the primary staff support for the Planning and Zoning Board.

Zoning reviews sign permits, basic development reviews, minor amendments, home occupations, setbacks, parking requirements, and permitted uses. They respond to concerns regarding possible zoning violations and work with property owners to remedy any problems. They use the Land Use Code when completing reviews and making decisions. Zoning is also located in the Development Review Center at 281 North College Avenue. Zoning is also the primary staff support for the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Building Services
Buidling is responsible for a wide variety of services associated with construction like reviewing building plans, issuing building permits, performing building inspections, licensing contractors, issuing demolition permits, enforcing health and safety issues as related to structures (including wiring, plumbing, etc.), and enforcing the Rental Housing Standards, including the "three unrelated" or occupancy law. They use the Building, Land Use, and Municipal Codes during the course of work.

Neighborhood Services
Neighborhood Services deals with many neighborhood nuisance problems such as weeds, junk, snow shoveling, and more. These are code compliance problems related to ordinances and part of the City's Municipal Code rather than the Land Use Code. Neighborhood Services is located upstairs at 281 North College Avenue; not in the Development Review Center. They do work closely with Building Services and Zoning to insure compliance.


Development Review Center
Steve Dush Director
Emma McArdle City Planner
Karen McWilliams Historic Preservation Planner
Steve Olt Senior City Planner
Courtney Rippy Planning Technician
Ted Shepard Chief Planner

Development Review Engineering
Rebecca Bernstein Secretary
Andrew Carney Civil Engineer I
Susan Joy Civil Engineer I
Sheri Langenberger Development Review Manager
Marc Virata Civil Engineer III

Peter Barnes Zoning Supervisor
Gary Lopez Zoning Inspector