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Development Review

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Dept Head: Rebecca Everette

 Development Review Newsletter

This Week in Development Review

Week of Aug 3 - Aug 7, 2020 Highlights

News and Updates

  • There is a Type 1 Hearing scheduled this week for the proposed Prospect and College Hotel.  Project documents are available here.
  • The pre-application hearing for the Hughes Stadium site has been CANCELED.  We will notify you if/when the hearing is rescheduled.  

This Week By the Numbers: 

  • Conceptual Reviews: 2
  • Preliminary Design Reviews: 0
  • Neighborhood Meetings: 0
  • Type 1 Hearings: 1
  • Board and Commission Hearings: 0
  • Appeal Hearings: 0
  • City Council Meetings: 1
  • Other Events: 0

Community Q&A Update

On July 23rd, more than 50 community members joined virtually for a Community Q&A with Sun Communities, the applicant for a potential new mobile home park in south Fort Collins.  Over the course of 90 minutes, Sun Communities shared updated site plans and responded to detailed questions on site management, potential amenities, site design, and affordability. 

This event was a follow up to the code-required meeting held in May.  Notification was shared through the weekly development review newsletter and other relevant email lists, posted on several City sites, shared on NextDoor, and mailed to neighbors in the surrounding area.  Unfortunately, a delay with the printer led to late delivery of the postcard to some neighbors.   

For those who were unable to attend, a recording of the Q&A session is available on the “What’s New in Development Review” OurCity page.  We will be developing a summary document with all the responses given during the meeting, as well as responses to any additional questions from Sun Communities that we weren’t able to get to that evening.  This document will be posted online, and will be provided to decision-makers should the project go forward to a public hearing.  Community members are always invited to submit questions or comments to ZGV2cmV2aWV3Y29tbWVudHNAZmNnb3YuY29t

The next official step in the process is for the applicant to submit their formal modification requests for City review. Once reviewed, the requests would be presented to the Planning and Zoning Board for decision.  Because this project is currently planned to have two submissions (one for modifications and another for the development proposal), we anticipate that there will be more opportunities to interact with Sun Communities and ask questions in the future. 

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment Updates

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The virtual special public hearing has been CANCELED.  We will provide more updates as they become available. 

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. 

Please call the Neighborhood Development Liaison for assistance at 970-224-6076. 

There are zero (0) virtual neighborhood meetings occurring this week. 

There are two (2) neighborhood meetings 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. 

Stanford and Monroe Long-Term Care Facility, CDR200053
Wednesday, August 12th 6:00-7:30 PM

This is a proposal for a long-term care facility for seniors located just east of the Marriott, with access shared from the Marriott parking lot access drive. The building would be 4 stories, wrapping around a large courtyard with underground parking.  This proposal will require a review and public hearing by the Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2 review).

Timberline-Industrial Addition of Permitted Use (APU), CDR200050
Thursday, August 13th 6:00-7:30 PM

This proposal is for an Addition of Permitted Use (APU) to construct a new 624 square foot drive-thru coffee shop use.  The proposal includes a second 2,500 square foot building for office space and/or retail use with related parking, walkways and landscaping. This project is in the Industrial (I) Zone District, and will require a review and public hearing by the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z).

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

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.

Conceptual Reviews & Preliminary Design Reviews

Conceptual or preliminary design reviews are the first step in the review process, where applicants can determine the feasibility of a potential project prior to a possible formal submittal. Preliminary design reviews go into more detail than conceptual reviews. Some projects will move forward into the formal development review process; others will not.

There are zero (0) conceptual reviews occurring virtually this week.

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There are no virtual preliminary design reviews occurring this week.    

Recent Applications

This section typically includes Project Development Plans (PDPs), Overall Development Plans (ODPs), Major Amendments (MJAs), and proposals for annexations, rezonings, and additions of permitted uses. 

Voice of Truth Tabernacle, PDP 200011 
This is a Project Development Plan with a request to construct a place of worship, subdivide the lot, and change the use of existing buildings at 1108 N Timberline Rd. A parking lot with 51 stalls (including 2 accessible spaces) would be accessed off of Timberline Rd. The first phase of the new place of worship would be approximately 11,580 square feet, one-story building, with a second future phase increasing the total building size to 22,740 square feet (not including a porch on the east side). The existing post frame building of 1,770 square feet will have an addition of 1,149 square feet bringing a total of 2,919 square feet to be used as a craft room. The property is located within the Low-Density Mixed-Use (LMN) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.

Kechter Townhomes, PDP 200010
This is a request for a Project Development Plan to develop a ~5 acre City of Fort Collins Land Bank parcel to construct 100% permanently affordable, for-sale homes consisting of 60 townhomes with a mix of (6) two and (54) three-bedroom units generally located at the northwest corner of Kechter Road and Jupiter Drive just east of Twin Silo Park. Primary access is provided off of Kechter Road with additional neighborhood connectivity provided to Quasar Way and Eclipse Lane. A total of 119 parking spaces are proposed that include 60 garage spaces, 55 on street and 4 off street spaces. A linear green space provides additional off-street circulation for pedestrians and north-south connectivity through the development. The property is zoned Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN) and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.

Oak 140, PDP 200009
This is a request for a Project Development Plan (PDP) to develop a 5-story mixed-use building with ground floor office and commercial spaces and affordable housing units at 140 E Oak Street. 79 dwelling units, and 66 off-street parking spaces are proposed for the project. Future access will be taken from Remington Street directly to the east. The property is within the Downtown (D) zone district and the Historic Core sub-district. This project is subject to a Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

Click here 
to view the neighborhood meeting for this project. 

Information regarding all current proposals, including Minor Amendments (MAs), is available in an interactive table of Development Proposals Under Review, or by calling the Development Review Center at 970-221-6689.

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 is one (1) VIRTUAL administrative hearings currently scheduled.  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.  

Prospect and College Hotel, PDP 190014
Wednesday, August 5th, 5:30 PM
This is a request to demolish the existing building at 1623 S. College Ave and construct a 150 room, 6-story hotel at the old Chuck-E-Cheese site on S. College Avenue. Also proposed are 96 parking spaces to the west and north of the building and 3 Modifications of Standard which address minimum parking lot setbacks and parking stall dimensions. The property is within the General Commercial (C-G) Zone District. Administrative Hearing Notice, Plans, and Staff Report, and virtual participation information can be found online at: fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals. Information about the review process can be found online at: fcgov.com/CitizenReview.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: August 20th 
Agenda documents and virtual participation information are available here.

JULY MEETING RESULTS

Consent Agenda (Adopted 7-0)
1. Draft Minutes for the P&Z June Hearing
The purpose of this item is to approve the draft minutes of the June 18, 2020, Planning and Zoning Board hearing.

DISCUSSION AGENDA (Option "A" Recommended to Council 4-3)
2. Land Use Code changes for Manufactured Housing zone district
This is a request for a recommendation to City Council regarding proposed Land Use Code changes to create a new Manufactured Housing zone district. The proposed changes include new zone district standards, updated definitions, and numerous references and classifications of the district throughout the Land Use Code.

 Meeting minutes will be available soon here.

City Council

Regular Meeting: August 4th, 6:00 PM 
For the most up-to-date information on Council meetings, agendas, and virtual participation, click here.

Development-Related Agenda Items:

17. Resolution 2020-075 Endorsing City Staff's May 13, 2020 Written Comments Regarding the Application of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to Larimer County Under Chapter 14 of the Larimer County Land Use Code for a "1041" Permit for the Northern Integrated Supply Project.

18. First Reading of Ordinance No. 100, 2020, Amending the Land Use Code to Establish a Manufactured Housing Zone District. (Option A or B)

19. First Reading of Ordinance No. 101, 2020, Extending the Moratorium on Certain Redevelopment Affecting Existing Mobile Home Parks Until December 30, 2020.

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 19th
Visit https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/landmark-preservation for meeting minutes, agenda items, and participation information.  

For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at a2NtY3dpbGxpYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6078, or Jim Bertolini at amJlcnRvbGluaUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-4250, or see our Policies and Regulations page.

Zoning Board Of Appeals

Next Hearing: Thursday, August 13th 

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.

July Hearing Results 

1. APPEAL ZBA200022--APPROVED
Address: 2921 Moore Lane
Project Description: This is a request to locate a propane tank 10 feet from the front property line, encroaching 20 feet into the 30 foot required front setback.

2. APPEAL ZBA200023--APPROVED
Address: 1131 LaPorte Ave.
Project Description: This request is for a variance to build a carport attached to an existing accessory building (garage) encroaching 10 feet into the 15 foot required street facing side setback.

3. APPEAL ZBA200024--APPROVED
Address: 305 W. Swallow Road
Project Description: This request is for a variance to install a 3 foot tall wall sign logo for Foothills Assembly of God, exceeding the maximum height of dimensional wall signs in the residential sign district by 1.5 feet.

4. APPEAL ZBA200025--APPROVED
Address: 419 E. Laurel Street
Project Description: This is a request for two variances. The first is to build an addition to the existing accessory building to match the existing building's setback of 2 feet 9 inches from the side property line, encroaching 2 feet 3 inches into the required 5 foot side setback. The second is for the eaves to encroach an additional 1 foot into the setback, encroaching a total of 3 feet 9 inches into the setback where permitted encroachment for an eave is 2.5 feet.

5. APPEAL ZBA200027--TABLED
Address: 2301 Limousin Ct.
Project Description: This request is for a variance to build a 6 foot tall fence between the front of the building and front property line. The maximum height allowed in the front yard is 4 feet.

Building Review Board

Next Hearing:  | Thursday, August 27th, 9:00 AM 

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.

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 ZGV2cmV2aWV3Y29tbWVudHNAZmNnb3YuY29t (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 ZGV2cmV2aWV3Y29tbWVudHNAZmNnb3YuY29t.

 

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