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This Week in Development Review

Week of April 15 - April 19, 2019

This service is provided to keep community members informed about potential development projects and related policy discussions. To receive a weekly email of the content of this page, please enter your email in the box to the right.

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.

Information About Development Proposals

Information on current development proposals is available online. Check out the searchable and sortable table of development proposals under review to find information on formally submitted proposals. You can search for a proposal by the sign number on a "Development Proposal Under Review" sign; or by a keyword search including any part of the project name, street name or number; and more.

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment

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Hughes Stadium Redevelopment: This is the hub of engagement for the Hughes Stadium Redevelopment proposal. Please visit this page for up-to-date information, including proposal documents, neighborhood meeting notes, neighborhood meeting announcements, public hearing announcements, development review process, Frequently Asked Questions and public commentary. You can also sign up to receive e-mail updates when new items are posted. City staff contact information can also be found on the page.

Please note: at this time, the applicant/developer has not yet submitted a formal development proposal. Once a submission has been received by the City, documents will be placed on the engagement page. There is no anticipated date for this submission.

Special Insert: Annual Land Use Code Changes

The City of Fort Collins Land Use Code is updated annually.  At this time, there are 17 proposed revisions and clarifications scheduled to be considered by the Planning and Zoning Board in May, followed by a Council meeting in June.  For questions, please contact Ted Shepard, Chief Planner, 221-6343 or dHNoZXBhcmRAZmNnb3YuY29t

Please click here to learn more: Land Use Code Changes

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 three conceptual reviews scheduled this week:

405 S Mason St: This is a request to build a 600 sf addition to north side of existing structure with exterior façade upgrades at 401 S Mason St.

Antioch Community Church Expansion:  This is a request to build an addition to the existing place of worship at 608 E Drake Rd. The proposed project would add 3,200 sf to the existing church building increasing the assembly area by 300 sf and increasing classrooms, foyer and bathroom by 2,900 sf.

Patton and Elizabeth St Care Facility: This is a request to build a long-term care facility at the corner of Patton St and E Elizabeth St (parcel #8718312002). The building will have 16 bedrooms where residents live for up to 90 days.

Neighborhood Meetings

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

There are no neighborhood meetings  scheduled for 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.

Homestead at Clarendon Hills: This is a request for a Project Development Plan (PDP) to develop the vacant 3.27 acre parcel at the northwest corner of S Shields St and Clarendon Hills Dr. The project will include subdividing the parcel into 8 single-family detached lots, open space, a historical plaque and a trail connection. 

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.

There are no administrative hearings scheduled for this week.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: April 18th: Regular Hearing
At 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Avenue, the board will conduct a regular hearing

Regular Hearing Agenda (April 18, 2019 6:00PM)


1. Draft minutes for the P&Z March 21, 2019 Hearing


2. Sunshine House at Bucking Horse Major Amendment, MJA #190001

3. Appeal of 744 Eastdale Drive Minor Subdivision - BDR180017

4. Northfield Project Development Plan


CONTINUED TO APRIL HEARING: Sunshine House at Bucking Horse

The agenda and hearing packets for work sessions and regular meetings are available online approximately a week before the meetings or by contacting the Development Review Center at 970-221-6689.

City Council

Next Regular Hearing: Tuesday, April 16th 6:00 PM, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. 

Agenda items related to Planning and Development:

  • Waterfield Development Agreement: Present City Council with a Development Agreement, as required in the Waterfield
    Metropolitan District Nos. 1-3 Service Plan securing the public benefits described in that same
  • Mulberry Metro District: Consider approval of the Mulberry Metropolitan District

Agendas are posted online on the Thursday afternoon prior to each meeting.

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 17th – Regular Meeting
At 5:30 pm, in City Hall, Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a regular meeting.


1. 637 Smith Street large addition request.
Not individually eligible. 

2. 112 South Grant Avenue determination of eligibility.
Not individually eligible., under the date of the meeting, or is available by contacting Cassandra Bumgarner, Historic Preservation Planner, at 970-416-4250.

For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at a2NtY3dpbGxpYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6078, or Cassandra Bumgarner at Y2J1bWdhcm5lckBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-4250, or see our Demolition/Alteration Review page.

Zoning Board Of Appeals

Next Hearing: Thursday, May 9th- Regular Hearing
At 8:30AM, in City Hall, Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, the Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing


1. APPEAL ZBA190010          DENIED

Address:                                        936 Kimball Road
Project Description:

This variance is for partially built 32 foot by 26 foot detached RV storage pole barn. This 832 square foot accessory building is 32 square feet over the 800 square foot maximum allowed for a lot of this size. It is replacing a 1200 square foot horse barn that existed on the property prior to the principal house being built. This is a new variance request.  A previous variance request was denied this year for a larger accessory building.

2. APPEAL ZBA190011           APPROVED

Address:                                        2120 W. Prospect Road

Project Description:

Variance for a pop-the-top addition to a barn home in the R-L Low Density Residential District. The addition will give the home an average height of 31 feet from grade to roof peak. This is 3 feet over the maximum building height in R-L which is 28 feet.

3. APPEAL ZBA190012            APPROVED

Address:                                        131 S. Sherwood Street

Project Description:

Variance for a half-story addition and associated eave projection to encroach into the 15-foot corner-side setback.

4. APPEAL ZBA190013            APPROVED

Address:                                        601 E. Elizabeth Street

Project Description:

This is a request for the 2nd story dormer to encroach 8.33 feet into the required 15 feet rear yard setback and 8 inches into the required 15 feet street-side setback.

5. APPEAL ZBA190014                APPROVED

Address:                                        2708 Nottingham Square
Project Description:

This is a request for a deck to encroach 6 feet into the 20-foot front yard setback.

6. APPEAL ZBA190015                APPROVED

Address:                                        1250 E. Magnolia Street
Project Description:

This is a request for an 8 feet high wall sign where 7 feet is the maximum height permitted.

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 in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at'

Building Review Board

Next Hearing: Thursday, April 25th | 300 Laporte Ave, 1:00pm.  

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 1:00 pm in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Avenue. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at

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 contact Sylvia Tatman-Burruss, Neighborhood Development Review Outreach Specialist, at 970-224-6076 or c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

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 c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.


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