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Development Review

This Week in Development Review#

This Week in Development Review#

News and Updates   

  • The City of Fort Collins has received a request to demolish a home at 511 Grant St.  As a property over fifty years of age, a notification period is required.  Both the request for 511 Grant St and the recent request for 610 S. Loomis will be considered at the March 17th meeting of the Landmark Preservation Commission.  See below for more information.  
  • The Kechter Townhomes project was approved by an Administrative Hearing Officer with conditions.  For more information, you can read the decision report and read the Coloradoan's recent story on the project (published prior to official decision).   
  • At Thursday's hearing, the Planning and Zoning Board recommend that City Council approve the Lighting Code updates, the Housing Strategic Plan, and funding for Land Use Code updates.  The Board did not recommend approval of the Metro District Policy, suggesting that the policy needed additional revisions before being adopted.  See the "City Council" section below for more information on upcoming planning and development topics before Council.   
  • The March Planning and Zoning Board hearing will be held a week early (on March 11th) to avoid any conflict with Poudre School District's spring break.  Mark your calendars! 
  • Time is almost up to apply for a mini-grant of up to $1000 to fund a neighborhood resilience project!  The application deadline is March 1st.  

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 is one (1) virtual neighborhood meetings this week.  Virtual participation information will be available at https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals 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.  

S College Multifamily
Wednesday February 24th, 6:00 PM
This is a proposal to develop a 10-acre site into a multi-family project on the northwest corner of W Fairway Lane and South College Avenue. The plan proposes 264 multi-family units, clubhouse, dog park, park, and internal walkway system. The project will be subject to review and decision by the Planning and Zoning Board.

Click here for information from the June 2020 preliminary design review on the project.  Please note that conceptual reviews are early plans and may change prior to neighborhood meetings. 

There are two (2) virtual neighborhood meetings upcoming. 

Northfield Commons
Thursday, March 4th, 6:00 PM
This is a proposal to amend an approved Project Development Plan (PDP180011).  The amendment proposes seven 12-unit buildings which are two to three-stories in height.  Each building will have 12 units for an overall total of 84 units.  The plan includes a large outdoor amenity area, clubhouse, and connection into the regional trail system along the west side of the site.  This proposal will require a review and public hearing by the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z).

Click here for packet from the January conceptual review on the project.  Please note that conceptual reviews are early plans and may change prior to neighborhood meetings. 

E Mulberry & Greenfields Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Monday, March 8th, 6:00 PM

This is a proposal for the development of approximately 226 acres located to the north and west of the intersection of E Mulberry St and Greenfields Ct.  The proposal is to develop the site as a mixed-use neighborhood with commercial uses, dwelling units, and affiliated open space. The site is currently undergoing Annexation. The proposed Planned Unit Development would be subject to a Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

Click here for information from the December 2020 preliminary design review on the project.  Please note that conceptual reviews are early plans and may change prior to neighborhood meetings. 

If you missed a recent neighborhood meeting, you can view recordings at ourcity.fcgov.com/devreview.

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment Updates#

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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 devreviewcomments@fcgov.com 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 zero (0) VIRTUAL administrative hearings upcoming. 

Virtual participation information will be available at https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals 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.  

Upcoming Board and Commission Meetings#

Building Review Board  | Thursday, February 25th

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 fcgov.com/BRB.

Planning and Zoning Board | Thursday, March 11th

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.

Zoning Board of Appeals | Thursday, March 11th

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 https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/zoning-appeals.php.

Landmark Preservation Commission | Wednesday, March 17th 
Visit https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/landmark-preservation for meeting minutes, agenda items, and participation information.  

For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at kcmcwilliams@fcgov.com or 970-224-6078, or Jim Bertolini at jbertolini@fcgov.com or 970-416-4250, or see our Policies and Regulations page.

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 devreviewcomments@fcgov.com (refer to note at the top of the newsletter for liaison transition information).

More Info & Feedback#

For more information about development review, please visit fcgov.com/DevelopmentReview 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 devreviewcomments@fcgov.com.