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Neighborhood Connections Program

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Help make your neighborhood healthier, safer, and happier!  The Neighborhood Connections program is designed to strengthen our communities by connecting people within their neighborhood, across neighborhoods, and with the City services that support you where you live.  Join us for a Core Education class series and earn grant funding for a neighborhood event, or join a monthly Continuing Education event to learn about topics including housing affordability, development review, grants, and more.  Find out more at:

Historic Preservation: Recent Highlights

Does your landmark property’s exterior need work?: Great news! You may be able to receive a 0% interest loan for repair and maintenance. Even better, loans do not have to be paid off until the property is sold. We provide matching funds of up to $7,500 each year to owners of designated landmarks. If you are thinking about applying, you must contact staff for initial consultation at the number below by January 12, 2017. Applications due January 31, 2018. For more information and the loan application, please click here.

Historic Preservation Code and Process Review: The Fort Collins Historic Preservation Division is beginning the next level of its comprehensive program review. The City has contracted with Clarion, Inc., a respected firm with experience in preservation and urban planning, to do this review. Clarion has created a short, fillable questionnaire as a part of the on-going code review project. We are looking for as much feedback as possible -- any and all comments you provide will be helpful! Please email the completed questionnaire to Lisa Steiner at

Old Town Neighborhoods Design Guidelines: The City of Fort Collins has adopted new Old Town Neighborhoods Design Guidelines for the residential areas that extend east and west of Downtown Fort Collins. Because residents of these neighborhoods expressed a desire to maintain the historic character of the neighborhoods in a time of rapid change and redevelopment, City Council adopted the guidelines in February 2017 to help property owners consider existing character when planning maintenance and rehabilitation projects, new additions, and infill construction of new residences. The guidelines are voluntary and are filled with helpful information on the architectural styles commonly found in the area and tips for sensitive changes that will keep these neighborhoods a treasure for decades to come.

Historic Preservation Stories: Great Western Sugar Factory Flume and BridgeFoCo Cafe, and Colleen Scholz's Dentist OfficeLearn more about the unique opportunities stories of designated buildings and structures. You might be surprised to know that many historic buildings are now businesses! Please let us know what you think about these videos by emailing Cassandra Bumgarner at

Check Building Permits & Development Review Online

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You can check the status of Building Permits, Development Review projects, and also schedule your building inspections online with our Community Services Citizen Access Portal


Did You Know? Preventing Fugitive Dust -- It's a Must!

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Please visit  to sign up for training sessions and find out what is required of owners and operators of dust generating activity.


Loomis Addition Project

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The Loomis Addition Project comprises fifteen blocks roughly equidistant between downtown Fort Collins and City Park. Along with the West Side Addition directly to its north, the Loomis Addition was the first subdivision to be platted west of the Original Town plat.  This two-part project includes a context report and survey analysis.