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Development Review

Applications & Submittal Requirements#

Before completing an application and checklist for your project, be sure to contact a Development Review Coordinator to help you to meet basic requirements for City staff to begin review of your project. In some instances City staff may request additional information or plan corrections during the development review process.

To learn more about the steps involved in the development review process, CLICK HERE. If you cannot find the topic you are looking for, please check out our RESOURCES page or contact a Development Review Coordinator at DRCoord@fcgov.com or 970.221.6689.

Pre-submittal Meeting Applications#

Conceptual Review#

Conceptual Review Application

WHO - Anyone with a land development idea can schedule a Conceptual Review meeting to get feedback on prospective development ideas.

WHEN - Generally, Conceptual Review works best after a brief conversation with a representative from the Zoning or Planning Department to first establish compliance with the permitted uses under the applicable zone district. To see whether the proposed use is allowed in the zone district please refer to the Zoning Matrix here.

WHAT - At this stage, the development idea does not need to be finalized or professionally presented. However, a sketch plan or site plan and this application must be submitted to City Staff prior to the Conceptual Review meeting. The more information you are able to provide, the better feedback you are likely to get from the meeting.

Preliminary Design Review#

Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Application

Preliminary Design Reviews offer an alternative process to the standard conceptual review for more complex or larger proposals requiring a greater level of collaboration and problem solving. A more detailed submittal package is required, including: preliminary civil plans, site plans, renderings, photos of existing conditions on the site, and detailed project ideas.

Development Applications & Requirements#

Department Specific Applications, Checklists and Guidelines#

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Minor Amendment – Temporary Service Level Adjustment

Starting March 25, Minor Amendments will be routed on Thursday of each week:

  • The City of Fort Collins is committed to providing an excellent customer experience in the development review process.
  • Due to current staffing limitations and fluctuations in the number of project submittals in a week, there are concerns that the quality and timeliness of project reviews may suffer during weeks with a high volume of submittals in all our development review applications, which include Conceptual Design Review, Project Development Plan, Final Plan, and Minor Amendments.
  • In order to provide thorough, on-time reviews and ensure that every project gets the attention that it deserves, the City will route all Minor Amendments one day a week for review. The two-week review period will begin on the day it is routed.
  • The City understands the need for predictable project schedules, and the Development Review Coordinators will work closely with applicant teams to provide clear and transparent communication.
  • Starting March 25, Minor Amendments will be routed on Thursday of each week:
    • Each Thursday's routing will include Minor Amendment submittals received during the 7-day period beginning with the previous Thursday through Wednesday (the day before the weekly routing)
    • Staff Comment Letters will be sent out after the two week round of review.
  • We welcome your feedback as we implement these temporary changes and appreciate any suggestions for improving communication, transparency, or the overall customer experience.

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