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This Week in Development Review

Week of December 10 - December 14, 2018

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.

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.

The following conceptual reviews are scheduled for this week:

1909 Harmony Dr: This is a request to convert an existing single-family dwelling with attached garage into a duplex.

Dutch Bros Drive-Thru: 
This is a request to build a new Dutch Bros drive-thru coffee shop on a portion of the property located north of Jiffy Lube. Twelve parking spaces will be provided. 

Skyway Townhomes:
This is a request to build 40 single-family attached dwelling units on a 3.8-acre property located at the southwest corner of Skyway Drive and the Mars Drive. An internal series of private alleys will serve the homes’ attached garages, while the fronts of the homes will be interconnected by a series of walks and landscaped, green corridors. 

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

The following neighborhood meeting is scheduled for this week:

CSU Lake and Prospect Parking Lot Site Plan Advisory

Meeting: This is a proposal to construct a new surface parking lot at 615 West Lake Street and 634 & 626 West Prospect Road. Approximately 115 parking spaces are proposed. 

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.

Frontier Access and Mobility: This is a request by Front Range Community College to construct a 55,333 GSF Health Care Careers Center (HCCC) on the northwest corner of the Larimer Campus, located at 4616 South Shields Street. The facility will be two stories and will include training labs, classrooms, student commons, and student collaboration spaces.

Taft Place: This is a request to develop a 2 story mixed-use building on 0.45 acres. he proposed building includes 4 dwelling units with approximately 4,369 S.F. of residential area and 1,056 S. F. of commercial space.

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.

The following development request is open for a two-week comment period:

Streets Park: This is a request for a Basic Development Review to develop an existing stormwater detention site into a 5.3-acre neighborhood park located at 607 9th Street. The proposed project is in the Industrial (I) zone district.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: December 14th - Regular Work Session
At 12:00 PM at 281 North College Ave, Fort Collins, CO, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a work session.


    1. Draft Minutes for the P&Z October Hearing
    The purpose of this item is to approve the draft minutes of the October 18, 2018 Planning and
    Zoning Board hearing.

    2. Planning and Zoning Board 2019 Work Plan
    DESCRIPTION: All City of Fort Collins Boards and Commissions are required to submit an annual
    work plan to the City Clerk’s Office, which summarizes work completed in the
    prior year and planned projects for the next year. The attached work plan
    provides information on the projects reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Board
    in 2018 and areas of focus for 2019.
    STAFF ASSIGNED: Rebecca Everette, Development Review Manager

    3. 2018 Three-Mile Plan Update
    DESCRIPTION: This is a request for Planning & Zoning Board consideration of a
    recommendation to City Council to adopt the 2018 Three-Mile Plan update. The
    City of Fort Collins Three-Mile Plan is a policy document for coordinating
    potential future annexations and provision of services required by Colorado
    State Statutes.
    APPLICANT: City of Fort Collins
    STAFF ASSIGNED: Ryan Mounce, City Planner


    4. Proposed College and Drake Urban Renewal Plan
    DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this item is for the Planning & Zoning Board to review the
    proposed College and Drake Urban Renewal Plan (URP) for conformance with
    City Plan, the City of Fort Collins adopted comprehensive plan. The P&Z Board
    must review and evaluate the URP before it can be formally adopted by City
    Council, currently scheduled for January 15, 2019, and make a recommendation
    related to the URP’s conformance with City Plan.
    APPLICANT: Urban Renewal Authority
    STAFF ASSIGNED: Josh Birks, Economic Health & Redevelopment Director

    5. Downtown and Transition Areas - Land Use Code Changes
    DESCRIPTION: Revisions to Land Use Code Divisions 4.16 (Downtown) and 4.9 (Neighborhood
    Conservation Buffer) as they relate to development standards governing these
    two zone districts.
    APPLICANT: City of Fort Collins
    STAFF ASSIGNED: Cameron Gloss, Long Range Planning Manager
    Pete Wray, Senior City Planner

    6. Historic Preservation Codes and Process Review
    DESCRIPTION: This is a request for Planning & Zoning Board consideration of a
    recommendation to City Council to adopt revisions to Land Use Code Section
    3.4.7 (Historic and Cultural Resources). These codes direct the review and
    approval processes for developments affecting historic resources.
    APPLICANT: City of Fort Collins
    STAFF ASSIGNED: Karen McWilliams, Historic Preservation Manager

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

Next Adjourned  Meeting and Work Session: Thursday, November 27: At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. Agenda items related to Planning and Development:

Next Regular Meeting: Thursday, December 4: At 6:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. Agenda items related to Planning and Development:

  • Approving an Art Project for the Poudre River Whitewater Park Project
  • Approving an Art Project for the Streets Park Project
  • Authorizing the Acquisition by Eminent Domain Proceedings of Certain Lands Necessary to Construct Public Improvements in Connection with the Jefferson Street Improvements Project
  • Approving a Fifty-Year Lease Between the Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins and Discovery Air, LLC for Property Located at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Wednesday, December 17th – Work Session
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.

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

Next Hearing: Thursday, December 13th - 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

Agenda Items from November 8th  Regular Hearing:

Address:   4985 Hogan Drive                  

This variance request is for a new accessory building to encroach 15 feet into the required 20 feet
side-yard setback.

Address:  2243 Hiawatha Court              

This variance request is to build a tempered glass pool enclosure which exceeds the maximum
allowed area of an accessory building for this parcel in the R-L zone district. The 1495 square foot
structure would exceed the 800 square feet limit by 695 square feet.

Address:  728 Cherry Street              

This variance request is for a 556 square foot 1-story addition to the rear of the home to encroach 6
feet into the 15 feet required rear yard setback.

Address:  7638 Smith Street       

The variance request is to build a new detached garage with a carport. The proposed building is 826.7
square feet (600 square feet of garage and 226.7 square feet of carport). The maximum allowable
floor area for an accessory building is 600 square feet.

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

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, December 27th | 300 Laporte Ave, 1:00pm.  
Thursday, November 29th meeting has been Canceled due to a lack of business items to discuss.

Outcomes from October 25th Hearing:

  • 2018 Impact Fee Update: The group recognizes a need for new revenue sources for park refresh and maintenance. Next Steps: November 13th Council Work Session, December 4th & 18th Ordinance readings, 2019 Utility
    Fees, Development Fees & Step III for CEFs

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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