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This Week in Development Review
Something New in Development Review
In order to better serve the Fort Collins community, the City of Fort Collins will be exploring changes and updates to the "This Week in Development Review" newsletter and website. Our goal is to make these tools even more convenient and easy to navigate.
These changes will be rolled out slowly so we can test individual changes and receive feedback. We will provide a place to submit feedback each week, and you are always welcome to reach out to me personally with your thoughts.
The first of those changes will be to move our weekly update to Monday morning. This will allow us to provide the most up-to-date information for the coming weeks.
We recognize the important of complete and easy-to-access information on development review projects in our community, and remain committed to providing a weekly update on relevant information. I look forward to sharing more information with you about development review in these rapidly changing times on Monday. In the meantime, here's to a healthy and happy weekend for us all.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
The City of Fort Collins is continuing to monitor the current status of the COVID-19 outbreak, along with local, state, and national guidance on public gatherings as we make decisions about our operations.
Both Larimer County and the state of Colorado have issued Stay-at-Home orders. While under the Order, community members should only leave their homes for food and to obtain or provide essential services. The list of essential services, businesses, and infrastructure identified by Larimer County is available at www.larimer.org/health/stay-at-home-order.
In the meantime, we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to maintain levels of service and engagement with our community. For information regarding how else the City is responding to the virus during this time, visit fcgov.com/coronavirus.
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.
CORRECTED: Hughes Stadium Redevelopment - Rezoning Updates
The City Manager is recommending to postpone the second reading for the Hughes Stadium Property Rezoning to the April 21st City Council meeting. Due to notice requirements, Council will be required to consider this item on the 31st and take formal action to finalize the postponement. The situation is rapidly evolving; we will continue to provide you with the most current information on fcgov.com/council.
The situation is rapidly evolving; we will continue to provide you with the most current information on fcgov.com/council.
In the meantime, please visit the engagement hub for Hughes Stadium Redevelopment. This page includes the most recent updates, and opportunities to provide comments on the project. You can sign up to receive e-mail updates when new items are posted. City staff contact information can also be found on the page.
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
There are no upcoming Conceptual Reviews this week. Conceptual Reviews have been moved to April 9th and will be conducted virtually. Conceptual Review packets will continue to be posted here.
Preliminary Design Reviews
There is one (1) Preliminary Design Review upcoming. (virtual meeting)
Wednesday, April 8, 2020: 6301 S College Ave SF Attached and Multi-Family, PDR200004
This is a request to develop a residential subdivision with approximately 92 single-family attached dwelling units and approximately 269 multi-family dwellings units of which 150 would be for-rent Senior Housing at 6301 S. College Avenue (parcel #9611400003). Proposed access will be taken from Mars Drive to the north and W. Trilby Road to the south. The property is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to a Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) review.
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 are currently being postponed indefinitely. The Neighborhood Development Liaison is developing processes for virtual engagement. If you have any requests or comments regarding virtual engagement, please email YXN0ZXBoZW5zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.
There are two (2) POSTPONED neighborhood meetings.
The Classic at Harmony Tech Park, CDR190100 Cancellation Letter
THE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
This is a request to build a new senior housing facility with a mix of 36 memory care and 63 assisted living/independent living units at the northwest corner of Technology Parkway and Precision Dr. The memory care wing and the “Town Commons” will be one story and the assisted living/independent living wings will be four stories. Access is taken from Technology Parkway to the east. The property is within the Harmony Corridor (HC) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.
Brothers BBQ, CDR200004 Cancellation Letter
THE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.
This is a request to convert an existing gas station into a barbeque restaurant. The site is directly west of S. Taft Hill Road and directly south of W. Mulberry Street. Future access will be taken from S. Taft Hill Road and W. Mulberry Street. The proposal includes 20 existing on-site parking spaces. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood District (L-M-N) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.
TWO WEEK OPEN COMMENT PERIOD
Old Town North Fifth Filing - BDR190016 Public Notice
This request is to consolidate a portion of Tract F into Lot M-1 (see map on reverse). Virtually no physical changes are related to the subdivision – the only changes involve adjustment of utility service systems and platted lot lines and easements within the existing subdivision. This one-lot subdivision is being processed per the City’s Land Use Code as a Minor Subdivision under Section 2.18 of the code which allows this request to be considered by the Planning Director administratively versus a public hearing. Prior to the Planning Director’s decision, code requires this mailed notification and a two-week open comment period during which comments can be provided to the Planning Services Department. This open comment period will be:
8:00 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2020 through 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 06, 2020
• Electronic comments may be sent to a2tsZWVyQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. Or,
• Written comments may be mailed to Planning Services, City of Fort Collins, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522. Or,
• You may call Kai Kleer, City Planner at 416-4284 with any comments or questions.
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.
H-25 Multi-Family - SE Corner of Harmony Rd & Strauss Cabin, PDP200004
This is a request for a Project Development Plan to construct 296 multi-family units with an amenity center at the southeast corner of Harmony Rd. and Strauss Cabin Rd. A total of 445 parking spaces will be provided. Access is taken from Strauss Cabin Rd. to the west. The property is within the Harmony Corridor (HC) zone district and is subject to ¬Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.
Fischer Rezone - 1202 and 1185 Westward Dr, REZ200001
This is a request for a Rezone of the properties located at 1185 and 1201 Westward Dr from Low Density Residential (RL) to Neighborhood Conservation, Buffer District (NCB). The two properties are located on .657 acres. This proposal will be subject to City Council approval following a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board.
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 currently scheduled.
Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings
Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings
CANCELED: Next Work Session: March 20th, 12:00PM
At 12:00 PM at 281 N College Ave, Conference Rooms A-D in Fort Collins the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a regular work session.
Next Hearing: March 26th, 6:00 P.M.
The March Planning & Zoning Board hearing has been CANCELED. The City is still evaluating hearings scheduled for April and will provide additional information as it is available.
Outcomes from February 21st Planning and Zoning Board Hearing:
Draft Minutes for the P&Z December Hearing (Approved)
The purpose of this item is to approve the draft minutes of the January 16, 2019, Planning and
Zoning Board hearing.
- 128 Racquette Drive Annexation and Zoning (Approved)
- Harmony Gateway Plan and Standards and Guidelines (Recommend Approval)
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.
Next Meeting: March 31st
In light of the frequently changing situation due to the COVID-19 emergency, the City Manager is working with the Mayor and conferring with members of Council to evaluate whether the March 31st meeting will be canceled or whether only certain items listed on the agenda will be considered by Council. Methods for public participation are also under review.
The City Manager is recommending, with the concurrence of Mayor Troxell and Mayor Pro Tem Stephens, to postpone the second reading for the Hughes Stadium Property Rezoning to the April 21st City Council meeting. Due to notice requirements, Council will be required to consider this item on the 31st and take formal action to finalize the postponement. The situation is rapidly evolving; we will continue to provide you with the most current information on fcgov.com/council.
Please note that there is a high likelihood that the plans and agenda for March 31 will change. Those interested in items on the agenda are asked to check back regularly for updated information.
Regular Meeting: April 7th
The City Council holds a regular meeting at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins
Agenda items related to Planning and Development:
Update to Harmony Gateway Plan (Second Reading)
Consider adoption of an update to the Harmony Corridor Plan and corresponding Harmony Corridor Standards and Guidelines that pertain to the "Gateway Area" at I-25 and Harmony Road.
Note: Annexation hearings that were scheduled for City Council consideration are currently being rescheduled, and additional information will be available once new dates have been set.
Agendas are posted online on the Thursday afternoon prior to each meeting.
Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation
Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 15th – Regular Meeting--CANCELED
For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams at a2NtY3dpbGxpYW1zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or 970-224-6078, or Jim Bertolini at amJlcnRvbGluaUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-416-4250, or see our Policies and Regulations page.
Zoning Board Of Appeals
Next Hearing: Thursday, April 16th - Regular Hearing - CANCELED
Outcomes from March 12th Hearing:
APPEAL ZBA200007 - APPROVED
Address: 1105 Hillcrest Dr.
This is a request for a shed to encroach 2 feet into the required 5 foot side setback.
APPEAL ZBA200008 - APPROVED
Address: 714 W. Mountain Ave.
This request proposes an expansion of an existing accessory building and requires four variances. The first variance is to exceed the overall floor area allowance for the lot by 1065 square feet. The second variance is to exceed the rear half floor area allowance by 280.25 square feet. The third variance is to exceed the allowable floor area of an accessory building by 726 square feet, where the max floor area is 600 square feet. The fourth variance is to encroach 4 feet 8 inches into the required 5 foot rear-yard setback.
APPEAL ZBA200009 - TABLED
Address: 144 2nd Street
This is a request to remove the existing house and accessory structure and to build a new house and accessory structure. This request requires three variances. The first variance is to allow the new house to encroach 7 feet into the 15 foot street side-yard setback along Logan Ave. The second variance is to allow a new garage to encroach 2 feet into the 15 foot street side-yard setback along Logan Ave. The third variance is to allow the new house to be 33 feet in height, the require maximum height is 28 feet.
APPEAL ZBA200010 - APPROVED
Address: 819 Locust Ct.
This request is to encroach 4 feet into the required 15 foot front and street side setbacks.
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 https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/zoning-appeals.php.
Building Review Board
Next Hearing: Thursday, April 30th | 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 fcgov.com/BRB.
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 send questions or comments to ZGV2cmV2aWV3Y29tbWVudHNAZmNnb3YuY29t (refer to note at the top of the newsletter for liaison transition information).