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Commercial and Multi-Family Projects
New Commercial and Additions
New Commercial Buildings can be strictly commercial or mixed use such as a building that contains residential units with various commercial functions. New commercial would also include additions to existing buildings.
New Commercial Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process. This typically takes place when drawings are 50% complete and in the early/mid phases of the Development Review Process, and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email ZHJjb29yZEBmY2dvdi5jb20=).
Tenant Finish/Commercial Remodel
A Tenant Finish is a commercial remodel including: alteration, white-box, vanilla shell, or the first tenant to occupy a space in a new building.
Change of Occupancy / Change of Use
If the approved function of a space is changing, it will need to be re-approved because each function comes with a unique set of code provisions. This is called a Change of Occupancy (International Building Codes) or Change of Use (Land Use Code). Some examples of a change of occupancy are: House to Business; Retail store to Restaurant; Business services to Retail Sales. Change of Occupancy
Multi-family buildings consist of more than two independent dwelling units attached to each other on the same lot. Multi-family buildings fall under the International Building Code. If a multi-family structure will be built/replicated at least 3 times, please submit as a stock plan. Contact us for more information on our stock plan process 970-416-2740.
New Multi-family Developments require a pre-submittal meeting for building code feasibility during the development review process. This typically takes place when drawings are 50% complete and in the early/mid phases of the Development Review Process, and prior to Building Permit Submittal. For questions or to schedule this meeting, contact your Development Review Coordinator (or email ZHJjb29yZEBmY2dvdi5jb20=).
Commercial Forms and Handouts
Guides and Checklists
- New Commercial Submittal Guide
- Multi-family Building Submittal Guide
- Tenant Finish Submittal Guide
- Change of Occupancy
- Commercial Demolition Guide
- Building Permit Application
- Owner Authorization to Obtain a Commercial Building Permit
- Asbestos Awareness Form
- Electronic Submittal Instructions
- Demo Permit Application
Energy and Conservation
- Energy Code Compliance form - Multi-Family up to 3 stories
- Energy Code Compliance form - New Commercial/Multi-Family (more than 3 stories)
- Construction Waste Management plan
- Lighting Wattage Worksheet
- Lighting Wattage Worksheet
Irrigation Plan Requirements for New Commercial/Multi-family Construction (Required by City Utilities)
Poudre Fire Authority
A separate submittal is required through the Poudre Fire Authority website for new construction projects. Fire suppression systems being installed will also require an additional separate submission.
Poudre Fire Authority also participates with Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins for Special Events Permits. This review includes, but is not limited to the use of propane, emergency access into and out of buildings, street closures, and occupant loads.