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This Week in Development Review

Week of June 18 -June 22, 2018

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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.

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 Design Reviews scheduled for June 21

200 E Swallow Rd

This is a request to convert an existing Planner single family house at 200 E Swallow Rd (parcel #9725225019). To a professional office. The property is currently licensed as a home occupation. No structural changes are proposed to the exterior and there are 5 existing off-street parking spaces along Remington St. The property is within the Residential Low-Density (RL) zone district and is subject to the Addition of Permitted Use (APU) process.

Murphy USA Skyway & College

This is a request to develop the southern end of the parcel at the southwest corner of S College Ave and Skyway Dr for a convenience store with fuel sales (parcel #9611421002). The fuel pumps and canopy are proposed between the building and S College Ave. A right-in, right-out is proposed along S College Ave as well as Skyway Dr. The proposed project is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) review.

Red Tail Ponds Long Term Care Facility

This is a request to construct a senior housing campus on Lots 1-9 of Cameron Park 2nd Filing on the east side of S College Ave near Fossil Creek Pkwy. The proposal includes 160,000 square feet in three buildings; 5 stories and 4 stories. The facility would include 160 units: 80 independent living units, 50 assisted living units, and 30 memory care units. Parking is proposed on the existing Lot 5 off Cameron Dr. The proposed project is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) review.

There are no Preliminary Design Review 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.

Neighborhood Meetings scheduled this week: 

  • 200 E Swallow - Addition of Permitted Use for Professional Office - Wednesday June 20, 2018, Christ United Methodist Church | 301 E. Drake Rd. 6:00pm-7:30pm

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.

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.

There is one Administrative Review scheduled next week.

Cherry Street Cottages - June 27, 2018, 281 N. College, Conference Room A-D

This is a Project Development Plan request to subdivide the parcel located on the northeast corner of Cherry Street and Lyons Street across from the Putnam School. Previously know as "Pierce Subdivision", the residential units will be built on each of six lots, with accessory dwelling units added to the rear of the western three lots for a total of 9 homes.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: June 21 - Regular Hearing

At 6:00PM in City Council Chambers, City Hall West 300 Fort Collins, CO, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a regular hearing.

Affordable Self Storage, PDP170005

This is a Project Development Plan to develop 4 lots of the Evergreen Park Replat (Parcel #’s 9701310009, 9701315001,9701214008 and 9701214007) as a self-storage facility. The proposal consists of in a mix of drive up and interior storage units. Building A on the corner of Conifer Street and Red Cedar Circle will be a 2-story facility with interior storage units while the remaining five buildings will each be one story. The overall proposal contains 96,773 feet of building area and is located in the Industrial Zoning district.

Planned Unit Development Overlay - Land Use Code Changes

Revisions to Land Use Code Article 1 (General Provisions), Article 2 (Administration), Article 4 (Districts) and Article 5 (Definitions) as they relate to the creation of a new process and regulations for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay.

Sign Code Update, Phase 2

The purpose of this item is to update the Land Use Code (LUC) sign regulations. This Ordinance will address the following:
• Signs in Downtown (wall signs, projecting signs, and window signs)
• Restoration or Replacement of Historic Signs
• Secondary Roof Signs
• Electronic Message Centers (EMCs)
• Conversion of Nonconforming Billboards
• Horizontal and Vertical Projected Light Signs

Mason Place, MJA180003

This is a request to convert the existing 21,850 square foot building at 3750 S Mason into a 3-story multi-family building with support services (parcel #9735119004). All 60 of the proposed units will be affordable to households earning 30% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI). The redesigned building will be built within the existing CMU walls and the roof will be approximately five feet higher than the current condition to accommodate a third story. Detention is proposed on the north side of the property. The property is within the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay District and is proposing 45 parking spaces. The site will take access from Creger Dr. The proposed project is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district.

Country Club Reserve

This Project Development Plan (PDP) proposes 160 single family detached residential lots on an 80-acre property at the southwest corner of Turnberry and Douglas Roads, at the northern edge of the City’s Growth Management Area (GMA). Zoning is Urban Estate (U-E). The lots are configured as a residential cluster development with over 50% of the property to be open space. The open space includes required oil well buffer yard areas for five wells, one of which is plugged and abandoned. A Modification of standards is requested for the buffer yard setback dimension around the plugged and abandoned well.

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

Regular Meeting, June 19th: At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a Regular Meeting. Agenda items related to Planning and Development:

Aweida Annexation and Zoning (Second Reading - consent) - Annexing and zoning the Aweida Annexation, located 4101 South Taft Hill Road (southwest corner of South Taft Hill Road and West County Road 38E).

Oil/Gas Updates - The purpose of this item is to provide information to City Council on the proposed Land Use
Code changes related to buffers around oil and gas wells, including the current staff recommendation and recommendations from various boards and commissions.

Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay Zone Land Use Code Changes - Revise the Land Use Code to create a new process and regulations for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay District. The proposed PUD Overlay District provides for additional flexibility in site design not available through traditional development procedures, and the ability for extended vested property rights, in return for the provision of significant public benefits. 

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, June 20th – 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 Regular Hearing.

247 Linden - Conceptual Review

Walnut Street Infill - Conceptual Review

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

The following determination were made on June 14; the appeal deadline is June 21:

  • 414 N Loomis - built in 1900
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (rear addition)
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not individually eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark

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

May Outcomes: 

5221 Apple Drive: APPROVED

225 S. Loomis Avenue: APPROVED

455 N. Sherwood Street: APPROVED

Next Hearing: Thursday, July 12th - 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 28th
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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