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This Week in Development Review

Week of June 17 - June 21

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: Municipal Code Changes - Additional Community Meeting

Please join staff from the City Clerk’s Office to discuss the proposed municipal code changes regarding appeals. We would also like to gather your feedback regarding the proposed changes. The proposed changes will then be discussed and voted on by City Council at a future, public Council meeting. Your feedback will be compiled and will be shared with City Council prior to making their decision.

Meeting Details:

Date: July 22, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Place: CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 222 Laporte, Colorado River Room (First Floor)

If you cannot attend the meeting, materials from the meeting will be posted the day of the event for you to offer your feedback. A link to those materials will be available here:

If you have questions regarding the engagement process or the proposed changes, please email: Sylvia Tatman-Burruss, c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

Special Insert: Annual Land Use Code Changes

The City of Fort Collins Land Use Code is updated annually.  Changes were considered by the Planning and Zoning Board on April 18 and will be considered by City Council on July 2nd.  For questions, please contact Noah Bealsk, Senior City Planner-Zoning, bmJlYWxzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-416-2313

Please click here for more information: 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.

Conceptual Design Reviews, June 20th:

225 Whedbee Street, Carriage House, CDR190051

This is a request to build a carriage house at 225 Whedbee St (parcel #9712322001). Access is taken from Whedbee Street to the east and a rear alley to the west. The property is within the Neighborhood Conservation, Medium Density (NCM) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) Review. Address: 225 Whedbee St.

335 E Magnolia Street, Multi-Family, CDR190052

This is a request to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and build a multi-family dwelling at 335 E Magnolia St (parcel #9712332021). Access is taken from E Magnolia St to the north and a rear alley to the south. Seven off-street parking spaces are proposed in the rear of the lot. The property is within the Neighborhood Conservation, Medium Density (NCM) zone district and is subject to Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

402 W Laurel Street, Fraternity/Sorority House, CDR190053

This is a request for a change of use at 402 W Laurel St from a multi-family dwelling to a fraternity/sorority house
(parcel #9714125001). No site changes are proposed. A total of 39 off-street parking spaces are provided. Access is taken from an alley to the north connecting to S Meldrum St to the east. The property is within the Neighborhood Conservation, Buffer (N-C-B) zone district and is subject to a Major Amendment.

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

Meeting: Solarium International Inn and Hostel, Additions of Permitted Use, CDR190011

Time and Location: Monday, June 24, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 PM, St Luke's Episcopal Church, 2000 Stover Street, Fort Collins

Project Description: This is a request to establish uses for two existing buildings located at 706 E Stuart St (parcel #9724143001). The proposal is to establish the property as a Small Scale Reception Center (requires addition of permitted use APU), Personal Service (massage, acupuncture, etc.), which is also an APU, and Limited Indoor Recreation (yoga), also an APU. The current lodging acitivity on the property is also not established, and would require an APU, for a total of four APU's. The small scale reception use is proposed to accommodate weddings and similar events at the property. Parking proposed consists of sixteen off-street parking spaces, with off-site parking also proposed. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and is subject to the Addition of Permitted Use process.

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.

308 Cherry Street - Carriage House (FDP190011): This is a request for a combined Project Development Plan / Final Development Plan to build a carriage house located at 308 Cherry Street. The lot is 10,323 square feet and the application proposes a northwest or northeast location for the new structure. The building would be 20’x30’ and the existing driveway would serve as access to the new building. The property is located in the Neighborhood Conservation Buffer (NCB), zone district and would be subject to an Administrative (Type I) review.

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 is one administrative hearing scheduled at this time:

Time and Location: Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:30PM, 281 North College Ave, Conference Rooms A-D

Description:This is a request to replat Lot 13 of the Harmony Ridge PUD (Parcel #9603215013). The proposal calls for Lot 13 to be replatted to create four (4) individual single-family attached lots. The parcel is located in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district. This proposal will be subject to Administrative (Type I) review.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

CANCELED: Next Meeting: June 20th
At 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Avenue, the board will conduct a regular hearing

Hearing has been CANCELED because there are no project proposals ready for hearing this month.

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

Regular Meeting: July 2nd

The City Council hold a regular meeting at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins

Items on the agenda related to Planning and Development:

Sunshine House Appeal: Consideration of an appeal of the Planning and Zoning Board decision regarding the Sunshine House at Bucking Horse Major Amendment. The project is located on the east side of Miles House Avenue, south of Nancy Gray Avenue, north of Drake Road and southwest of the Great Western Railway.

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 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., 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, July 11th - 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

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, June 27th | 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 PGFjbGFzcz0=">c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

More Info & Feedback

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