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This Week in Development Review#

This Week in Development Review#

News and Updates   

  • The City will host a brief "Project Update" on intersection work at Lemay and Columbia on Monday, April 12th. for more information  
  • A Preliminary Design Review has been scheduled for the 6501 Brittany St MultiFamily Dwellings project.  This project is a collaboration between Heart of the Rockies church, CARE Housing, L'Arche, and Habitat for Humanity.  You can review the packet for more information, or to observe the review meeting.  
  • The NISP SPAR neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for April 21st.  The meeting will be available to join via Zoom, or stream on YouTube.  Visit the NISP Review site and click "Newsletters" at the top to receive an email notification of important dates as the project progresses through the SPAR process.
  • The City of Fort Collins has adopted new exterior lighting standards, effective March 26th.  These changes apply to new commercial and multi-family projects only and will not apply retroactively to projects currently undergoing the Development Review process. Visit for more information.
  • Don't forget to take the survey to provide feedback on planning for future wireless facilities! 

This Week By the Numbers: 

Neighborhood Meetings Occurring Virtually#

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 provide feedback and/or ask the developer questions about the project as proposed.  

Neighborhood meetings are being conducted remotely.  Community members can participate over the phone, on the internet, or through the Zoom app on a smartphone, iPad, or computer. You do not need a paid Zoom account to participate. 

There are three (3) virtual neighborhood meetings upcoming. Virtual participation information will be available at at least 48 hours in advance of each meeting.  If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance, call 970-224-6076.  

636 Castle Ridge Ct
Monday, April 5th, 6:00 PM
This is a request to establish a 16-resident group home.  Group homes are licensed, certified and registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The project will be required to provide two parking spaces for every three employees, and in addition, one parking space for each four adult residents, unless residents are prohibited from owning or operating personal automobiles. The project is in the Low Density Residential (RL) Zone District and is subject to a (Type 2) Review and public hearing by the Planning & Zoning Board.

5811 S College Vehicle Sales
Thursday, April 8th, 6:00 PM
A new Nissan Dealership site is proposed north and northwest of the existing Nissan location. The existing Nissan location will be redesigned for a Kia Dealership. An Overall Development Plan (ODP) is also required for both parcels.  This proposal is subject to an Addition of Permitted Use review process and will require a review and public hearing by the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z).

NISP Site Plan Advisory Review (SPAR)
Wednesday April 21st, 6:00 PM
Project information forthcoming

If you missed a recent neighborhood meeting, you can view recordings at

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment Updates#

Hughes Stadium site sattelite image

The City is working with CSU to determine if the SPAR process is appropriate for some or all of this site.  More information should be available soon.  

You can submit questions or comments on development review projects to anytime.

Project Proposals Near You#

Project Proposals Near You

This site provides information about development review proposals at all stages of the process. Property owners within at least an 800-foot radius (or a greater distance in accordance with the standards outlined in the Land Use Code) of the boundaries of the parcel are notified via US Postal Service of any neighborhood meetings and hearings for development review proposals. Additionally, a notice is placed in The Coloradoan and a sign is posted on the property when a formal application has been submitted, or earlier if a neighborhood meeting is planned.

Administrative/Type 1 Hearings#

Administrative/Type 1 hearings are public hearings conducted by a hearing officer. The hearing officer considers public 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. Written decisions are provided by the hearing officer within two weeks of these hearings.

Administrative hearings are being conducted remotely.  You can participate over the phone, on the internet, or through the Zoom app on a smartphone, iPad, or computer. You do not need a paid Zoom account to participate. 

There are three (3) VIRTUAL administrative hearings this week. Virtual participation information will be available at at least 48 hours in advance of each meeting.  If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance, call 970-224-6076.  

Alpine Bank Re-Opened Administrative Hearing, PDP200020
Monday, April 5th, 5:30 PM
The proposal is to construct a two story bank/office building and bank drive-through lanes on the 0.9 acre site. One existing building located on the site is proposed to be relocated to the southwest corner of the site for commercial use. All other structures are proposed to be demolished. 28 parking spaces, interior sidewalks and landscape areas are proposed. Access to the site will be taken from S College Avenue and the alley. A new 10 ft. wide sidewalk is proposed along S College. This property is in the General Commercial (C-G) Zone District.

Harmony Technology Park Medical Office Buildings Re-Opened Administrative Hearing, PDP200021
Monday, April 5th, 5:30 PM
Two medical office buildings–a first phase building of 34,000 sq. ft. in two stories, and a second phase building of 51,000 sq. ft. in three stories.  Access is from both Lady Moon and Timberwood Drives.  The proposal Includes parking, walkways, and landscaping. The site is located within the Harmony Corridor Zone District.

1605 Peterson Place Carriage House FDP200023
Monday, April 5th, 5:30 PM

The proposal is to construct a carriage house behind a street- fronting single-family dwelling on the 11,236 square foot (.26 acre) lot. The plan proposes a 912 square foot single-story dwelling. Two off-street parking spaces are provided on-site 

Upcoming Board and Commission Meetings#

Zoning Board of Appeals | Thursday, April 8th

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has the authority to approve variances from the requirements in the Land Use Code. It meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 am.  Agendas and virtual participation information will be available at

Landmark Preservation Commission | Wednesday, April 21st 

Visit for meeting minutes, agenda items, and participation information.  

For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at or 970-224-6078, or Jim Bertolini at or 970-416-4250, or see our Policies and Regulations page

Building Review Board  | Thursday, April 29th

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 on the last Thursday of each month at 9:00 am in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at

Planning and Zoning Board | Thursday, May 20th

The Planning and Zoning Board's responsibilities include making recommendations to the City Council regarding zoning, annexations, major public and private projects and any long range planning activities (such as City Plan or subarea plans) that require Council approval.

The Board is also the final decision making authority regarding land use proposals including overall development plans, project development plans and any planned unit developments that remain from the City's previous land use regulations. In addition, the Board coordinates with the Poudre and Thompson school districts and the Larimer County Planning Commission.

Detailed agenda documents and virtual participation information are available here.

Information On The Review Process#

Have you checked out the City's Citizen's Role in Development Review flowchart and guide? We hope this guide will aid you in making the process easier to understand and enable you to participate. Questions? Please send questions or comments to (refer to note at the top of the newsletter for liaison transition information).

More Info & Feedback#

For more information about development review, please visit or call 970-221-6689. For previous issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive. Please email any feedback regarding this weekly service to