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This Week in Development Review

Week of October 16 – October 20, 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 16:

  • 102 Fossil Creek Pkwy – Fossil Creek Storage and Drive Thru
    This is a request to construct two, three story self-storage buildings and a drive thru coffee-shop at 102 Fossil Creek Pkwy. The proposed project would be accessed on the south off of Fossil Creek Pkwy and on the east off of Snead Dr. Parking is proposed internal to the site and pedestrian connections are provided within the side and to adjacent sites. The proposed project is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.
  • 5236 Strauss Cabin Rd – Light of the Rockies Counseling
    This is a request to convert an existing place of worship into a counseling center at 2036 Strauss Cabin Rd. No modifications to the building or site are proposed, Parking is currently accessed by two driveways off of Strauss Cabin Rd. The parcel is currently outside of city limits in Larimer County and is abutted on the east by Rural Lands (RUL) zoning and Urban Estate (UE) zoning to the west across Strauss Cabin Rd. Recommended Zoning will be Urban Estate, in which case the counseling center will be subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review as well as an addition of permitted use (APU).


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.

Two Project Development Plans were submitted this week:

  • Summit View Church
    This is a request for Project Development Plan to install a new 100' tall wireless telecommunications facility as a faux pine tree with supporting equipment located in a new compound 408 square feet.
  • Hansen Farm
    This is a proposal for a mixed-use development located at the West side of S Timberline Rd at Zephyr St. The site plan indicates the subdivision of 46.40 acres that include 122 single-family unit and 62 townhome units. There would be two points of access on S Timberline Rd and Red Willow Drive would connect into the site from the south. The site zoning includes Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN), Medium Density Mixed ?Use Neighborhood (MMN), and Neighborhood Commercial (NC) zoning and would be subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type II) review.

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.

One Administrative (Type 1) Hearing is scheduled this week:

  • 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

Friday, October 19th – Regular Hearing
At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a regular hearing.


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


  1. Hansen Farm ODP
  2. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church ODP Amendment
  3. Fort Collins Jeep PDP
  4. 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

Regular Meeting: Tuesday October 17th: At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave., City Council will conduct a regular hearing. Agenda items related to planning and development review include:

  • Long Pond Wireless Telecommunications Facility and Addition of Permitted Use
    Consider an Addition of Permitted Use for a wireless telecommunications facility at 2008 Turnberry Road in the Low Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district.
  • Water Treatment Facility Annexation Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Initiation
    Initiate annexation proceedings for the Water Treatment Facility (Annexation Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4). Annex and zone the Water Treatment Facility (Annexation Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4). The Water Treatment Facility Annexations form a flagpole-shaped annexation starting at the intersection of Sunset Street and Laporte Avenue and ends at 4316 Laporte Ave.

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, October 18th – 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
  • 524 Whedbee St. Built 1941
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (rear addition)
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: 10/19/2017
  • 110 Circle Dr. Built 1946
    Decision on Proposed Work: Determination of Eligibility Only
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: 10/19/2017
  • 208 S Grant Ave. Built 1912
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (2nd story addition)
    Determination on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eliglble
    Appeal Deadline: 10/19/2017
  • 617 Maple St. Built in 1910
    Decision on Proposed Work: Determination of Eligibility Only
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: 10/19/2017
  • 934 W Oak St. Built in 1906
    Decision on Proposed Work: Major (Demolition of Shed on Property)
    Decision on Landmark Determination: Not Individually Eligible
    Appeal Deadline: 10/19/2017

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

Outcomes from last week:

    Address: 400 Scott Avenue
    Petitioner/Owner: David Tanenbaum
    Zoning District: N-C-L
    Code Section: 3.8.19(A)(6) and 4.7(E)(4)
    Project Description:This is a variance request to allow an attached carport to be constructed 4 feet into the required 5 feet side-yard setback and also to allow the eave to extend to the property line. The required setback for an eave is 3.5 feet.
    Address: 1000 E. Lincoln Avenue
    Owner: Stor-Mor Self Storage
    Petitioner/Owner: DaVinci Sign Systems
    Zoning District: I (Industrial)
    Code Section:
    Project Description:The variance request is to allow for a ground sign setback to be reduced from the required 15 feet setback to a 7.67 feet setback.

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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