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This Week in Development Review

Week of July 15 - July 19

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.

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment

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Hughes Stadium Redevelopment: This is the hub of engagement for the Hughes Stadium Redevelopment proposal. Please visit this page for up-to-date information, including proposal documents, neighborhood meeting notes, neighborhood meeting announcements, public hearing announcements, development review process, Frequently Asked Questions and public commentary. You can also sign up to receive e-mail updates when new items are posted. City staff contact information can also be found on the page.

Please note: at this time, the applicant/developer has not yet submitted a formal development proposal. Once a submission has been received by the City, documents will be placed on the engagement page. There is no anticipated date for this submission.

Special Insert: Municipal Code Changes - Additional Community Meeting

Please join staff from the City Clerk’s Office to discuss the proposed municipal code changes regarding appeals. We would also like to gather your feedback regarding the proposed changes. The proposed changes will then be discussed and voted on by City Council at a future, public Council meeting. Your feedback will be compiled and will be shared with City Council prior to making their decision.

Meeting Details:

Date: July 22, 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Place: CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 222 Laporte, Colorado River Room (First Floor)

If you cannot attend the meeting, materials from the meeting will be posted the day of the event for you to offer your feedback. A link to those materials will be available here:

If you have questions regarding the engagement process or the proposed changes, please email: Sylvia Tatman-Burruss, c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==

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, July 18th:

5236 Strauss Cabin Road Addition, CDR190057

This is a request to build a 1,991 sq. ft. addition to the existing place of worship located at 5236 Strauss Cabin Road . The existing structures are a 2,752 sq. ft., two-story building with a 1,079 sq. ft., one-story building on a 1.82 acre lot. The proposed addition to the south of the main building would connect to the existing one-story building and would accommodate approximately four counselors and their clients during the week and up to 40-50 congregants in classroom space during the weekend. There are 75 existing parking spaces. Access is taken from two points on Strauss Cabin Road. The property is within the Urban Estate (UE) zone district and is subject to Basic Development Review (BDR) for the plat and a may require a Minor Amendment (MA) for the addition upon further review by staff of approved uses.

1118 Remington St Carriage House, CDR190058

This is a request to convert an existing garage into a carriage house at 1118 Remington St . Access is taken from Remington St to the west and a rear alley to the east. The property is within the Neighborhood Conservation, Buffer (NCB) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) Review.

1020 Andrews Peak Dr Extra Occupancy, CDR190059

This is a request to add the extra occupancy use for four tenants to an existing multi-family dwelling at 1020 Andrews Peak Dr, Unit D113. The dwelling has four bedrooms with two permit parking spaces and an attached single car garage. Access is taken from a private drive from Andrews Peak Dr to the west. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) Review.

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 is one neighborhood meeting scheduled at this time:

508 Remington Short Term Rental, CDR190056

MEETING TIME AND LOCATION: Wednesday July 24, 2019, 6:30–8:00 P.M.
Peak Community Church (basement)500 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is a request to add the non-primary short term rental use to an existing multi-family dwelling at 508 Remington St (parcel #9713208007). Access is taken from Remington St to the west and a rear alley to the east. The property is within the Neighborhood Conservation, Buffer (NCB) zone district and is subject to the Addition of Permitted Use (APU) process.

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.

Circle C Adult Residential Services, PDP190009

This is a request for a Project Development Plan to build a long-term care facility at the corner of Patton St and E Elizabeth St (parcel # 8718312002). The building will have 16 beds and employ 12-14 staff members. The facility will be staffed 24 hours a day, every day. Fourteen on-site parking spaces are proposed. Access is proposed from McHugh St to the northeast. The property is within the Employment (E) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (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 970-221-6689.

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 is one administrative hearing scheduled at this time:

Summitview Church Wireless Telecommunication Facility, PDP180016

HEARING TIME AND LOCATION: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:30 P.M.
281 N. College Avenue, Conference Rooms A-D

This is a request for Project Development Plan to install a new 75' tall wireless telecommunications facility as a faux pine tree with supporting equipment located in a new compound 408 square feet.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Meeting: July 18th
At 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a work session


1. May 16, 2019 Hearing Draft Minutes


2. Land Use Code Minor Revisions

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

Regular Meeting: July 16th

The City Council hold a regular meeting at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins

Items on the agenda related to Planning and Development:

Initiate Rezoning of Hughes Stadium Annexation: Initiate the rezoning of the Hughes Stadium Annexation property that amends the City of Fort Collins Zoning Map from the current Transition (T) zone district and directs City staff to prepare a rezoning application on behalf of the City and make a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Board and City Council regarding the appropriate zoning.

Mobile Home Park Redevelopment Moratorium: Impose a moratorium upon the City’s acceptance of any application for development of any kind that if granted could result in the partial or total closing, reduction in capacity, or other detriment to existing or future occupants of any mobile home park in existence on the effective
date of this ordinance, and would remain in effect through August 30, 2020, or until City Council adopts an ordinance containing regulations that address the identified issues and concerns.

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 17th – Regular Meeting
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., 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, August 8th - 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 July 11th Hearing:


Address: 1824 Lakeshore Circle

Project Description:

The variance request is for a shed attached to the house to encroach 2.85 feet into the required 5 foot side-yard setback.  The house is setback 5.9 feet and the shed extends an additional 3.75 feet leaving a setback of 2.15 feet from the property line.


Address:                                        117 Pearl Street  

Project Description:

The variance is to build an accessory building (tree-house) 5 feet into the required 5 foot side-yard setback.


Address:                                        617 W. Magnolia Street 

Project Description:

The variance is to build an addition which encroaches 7.5 feet into the required 15 foot front setback. The existing home also encroaches 7.5 feet into the same front setback.


Address:                                        432 Park Street

Project Description:

The variance request is to allow a new vehicle parking area (garage) to have driveway access from the street, the required access is to be taken from the alley.

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, July 25th | 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

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 PGFjbGFzcz0=">c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.

More Info & Feedback

For more information about development review, please visit or call 970-221-6689. For previous issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive. Please email any feedback regarding this weekly service to PGFjbGFzcz0=">c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.


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