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This Week in Development Review

Week of October 23 – October 27, 2017

Picture of Development Review Sign How Will I Know If A Project Is Proposed Near Me?
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.

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.

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.

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 two Conceptual Design Reviews scheduled for October 23:

  • Preston-Kelley Subdivision – Second Replat
    This is a request to replat lot one of the Preston-Kelley subdivision at 3390, 3404, and 3420 E Harmony Rd. The proposed project creates separate lots for each of the three existing buildings on the parcel. No changes are proposed for the existing buildings and each building would receive its own utility service. The proposed project is within the Harmony Corridor (HC) Zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.
  • Hoffman Mill City Fueling Station
    This is a request to construct a fueling station (gasoline, diesel, and CNG) for City vehicles at 1380 Hoffman Mill Rd. The fueling station would be located on the southwest corner of the property on the north side of Hoffman Mill Rd, approximately 500 feet south of the Poudre Trail. The facility would be fenced and have a landscaped buffer around the perimeter. Limited access would be provided from Hoffman Mill Rd. The proposed project is in the River Conservation (RC) zone district and would require an Addition of Permitted Use and Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

  • There are no Preliminary Design Reviews scheduled this week.

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 at this time.

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.

One Project Development Plan was submitted this week.

  • FTC Austins SC2
    This is a request for Project Development Plan to install wireless equipment concealed in chimney.

Final Development Plans (FDPs) are typically submitted following approval of Project Development Plans or Major Amendments at public hearings, and are reviewed by staff for consistency with the approved plans. One Final Development Plan was submitted this week:

  • Lakeview on the Rise
    This is a Final Plan construct 180 multi-family units in a mix of one, two , and three bedroom units at 6740 S College.  All units will be affordable housing.  The proposal also calls for a clubhouse serving the development.  The parcel is located in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district.  This proposal will be subject to Planning & Zoning Board (Type 2) review.
  • Ziggi’s Coffee
    This is a Final Development Plan request to develop a vacant parcel and construct a new 492 square foot building, with a single lane drive-through and a walk up window and patio, for Ziggi's Coffee. The parcel is platted as Lot Two of the College and Trilby Subdivision and located at the northwest corner of South College Avenue and Trilby Road situated in the southeast 1/4 of section 11, township 6 north, range 69 west of the 6th p.m. Much of the existing site conditions will remain and have been incorporated into the design. As a drive-through restaurant, the P.D.P. is subject to a Type 2 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 970-221-6750.

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.

  • Two Administrative (Type 1) Hearings are scheduled this week:

    • Meeting: 2601 Canton Pl
      Time and Location: Monday, October 23, 2017, 5:30PM, 281 North College Ave, Conference Room A
      This is a combined Project Development Plan/Final Plan to build a new 9,000 square foot single story Industrial building. There will be up to six different tenants; however the units can be combined to accommodate tenants requiring additional space. The building will have six individual entrance doors on the north side of the building. It will also have 6 pedestrian doors and overhead doors, one for each unit, on the south side of the building. Pedestrian access is from a sidewalk connection that will be constructed on the adjacent property to the north. An access easement will be obtained from the adjacent property owner to allow installation of the sidewalk connection. This is located in the Industrial (I) zone district and will be subject to an Administrative (Type I) review.
    • Meeting: 2620 W Elizabeth St
      Time and Location: Monday, October 23, 2017, 5:30PM, 281 North College Ave, Conference Room A
      This is a request for a Project Development Plan to plat 9 lots for single-family detached homes. The lots will range in size from 5,515 to 9,462 square feet. The existing home on the lot will be preserved and will be on its own lot. The site is located in the Low Density Residential (RL) zone district.

Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: November 9 – Work Session
At 12:00pm, at 281 N. College Ave. Conference Rooms A-D, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a work session.

Outcomes from Friday, October 19th – Regular Hearing:


  1. Approved - September 14, 2017, P&Z Hearing Draft Minutes
  2. Approved - Fox Hills Second Annexation
  3. Approved - Highway I-25 Third Annexation
  4. Recommended to Council - Reasonable Accommodation Land Use Code


  1. Approved - Hansen Farm ODP
  2. Approved - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church ODP Amendment
  3. Modification Approved; PDP approved with conditions - Fort Collins Jeep PDP
  4. Recommended to Council - Small Cell Land Use Code Changes

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 970-221-6750.

City Council

Work Session: Tuesday October 24th: At 6:00pm, in the Council Information Center at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a Work Session. Agenda items related to planning and development review include:

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, November 8th – Regular Hearing
At 5:30 pm, in City Hall, Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO, the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) will conduct a Public Hearing.

Demolition/Alteration Review and Appeals
Whenever a permit or development approval is sought for a building or structure 50 years old or older, the property is reviewed under Section 14-72 of the Municipal Code. Properties currently under review/appeal are listed at

  • 310 Circle Dr. Built 1951
    Decision on Proposed Work:
    N/A – Determination of Eligibility
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: 10/26/2017

Information can be found online at:, 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

Zoning Board of Appeals

Next Hearing: Thursday, November 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

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, October 26
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

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