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This Week in Development Review

Week of October 21 - October 25, 2019

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.

Montava Council Hearing

The City Council hearing dates have now been set for the Montava Development Proposal. Hearings will be held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins

First Reading: December 3, 2019

Second Reading: December 17, 2019

For more information about this proposal, please visit the "Our City" engagement page:

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment - Rezoning

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Council Hearing date: November 5, 2019 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, 300 Laporte Ave

Hughes Site Rezoning - Planning and Zoning Board Hearing

Update: On September 19th, the Planning and Zoning Board voted 4-2 to recommend Residential Foothills (RF) zoning on the entire Hughes site with the condition that homes must be developed in clusters. The City Council hearing for this project is tentatively scheduled for November 5th at 6:00 PM. Please visit the 6 month City Council calendar prior to the Council session:

Hearing: On September 19th, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a public hearing at 6:00PM at City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave, Council Chambers. At the hearing, City staff will present a rezoning recommendation based on their analysis related to CityPlan and public comments. You are encouraged to make public comment at the hearing. If you cannot attend the hearing, you can watch it live here: (External link) link) If you would like to make public comment prior to the hearing, please email them to: ZGV2cmV2aWV3Y29tbWVudHNAZmNnb3YuY29t

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.

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 Conceptual Reviews posted this week. 

There were three Conceptual Review projects last week, one has been postponed. 

In-N-Out Burger, 1700 S College Ave, CDR190086

This is a request to demolish an existing building and construct a restaurant with a drive-thru at 1700 S. College Ave. The proposal includes 54 on-site parking spaces. Access is taken from S. College Ave. to the west and Parker St. to the north. The property is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

Bee'Haven Development, SW of Highway 392 and I-25, CDR190087 - POSTPONED

This is a request to develop a parcel southwest of Highway 392 and I-25 which includes a small-scale reception center, microbrewery/distillery/winery, clinic and personal service, health and membership club, veterinary facility, open air farmers market, and outdoor amphitheater. Access is taken from Highway 392 to the north. The property is within the General Commercial (CG) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review upon further review of proposed land uses by staff.

2607 S Taft Hill Rd, CDR190088

This is a request to build a mixed-use development including 7,200 sq.ft. of commercial space with 10 dwelling units at 2607 S. Taft Hill Rd. The proposal includes 50 on-site parking spaces. Access is taken from W. Drake Rd. to the north and S. Taft Hill Rd. to the east. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and is subject to ¬Administrative (Type 1) Review.


Preliminary Design Reviews

There is one Preliminary Design Reviews next week.

Victoria Estates Development, NE corner College Ave and Carpenter Rd, PDR190010

This is a request to develop a nine-acre site for multiple uses including retail/commercial space, a restaurant, a convenience store with fuel sales, a daycare facility and a bank with a drive-thru at the northeast corner of South College Avenue and Carpenter Road. The proposal includes 158 on-site parking spaces. Proposed access is taken from Carpenter Road to the south and from two points along South College Avenue to the west. The property is currently in the county and will require annexation and initial zoning. The review of the uses is likely subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review upon further review by staff.

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 this week.

809 E Myrtle Street Duplex 

Meeting: Monday, October 28, 2019 6:00-7:30 P.M. at 222 Laporte Ave, Colorado River Room

This is a proposal to demolish an existing single-family residence and construct a new duplex. The project proposes a 2,852 square foot two-story duplex and 624 square foot garage. Access to the proposed garage would be taken from the existing alley. The lot is 9,250 square feet in size. The site is in the Neighborhood Conservation, Medium Density (NCM) Zone District. This proposal will be subject to a review and public hearing by the Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z). 

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.

Elm Ridge Ranch Replat, 1727 Ridgecrest Rd, FDP190020

This is a request for a combined Project Development Plan and Final Development Plan to amend the Elm Ridge Ranch plat to create a 2.89-acre residential building lot at the north end of the property at 1727 Ridgecrest Rd. The proposed project will include a single-family dwelling and two accessory buildings. Access is taken from Ridgecrest Rd to the east. The proposed project is located in the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and is subject to Administrative (Type 1) Review.

Johnson Drive Apartments, 255 Johnson Dr, FDP190021

This is a request for a Final Development Plan for a proposed mixed-use development containing student oriented housing and commercial space, along with a parking garage. 193 dwelling units are proposed with a range of 1,2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. The site is located along the south side of Johnson Drive and east of Spring Court. The site is located in the CG (General Commercial) zone district.

Soldier Canyon Pump Station Annexation, ANX190002

This is a request to annex and zone approximately 0.70 acres of land located at parcel 9708200901.

PSD Prospect School Site, NW corner of Prospect Rd & County Rd 5, SPA190002

Poudre School District is developing a new high school with ancillary outdoor amenities and a second ‘District Stadium’, east of I-25, at the northwest corner of Prospect Road and County Road 5. The facility will host both a middle school and high school. Site amenities will include site circulation, athletic fields and facilities, student, visitor and staff access drives and parking, bus / parent drop off area, the utilization of 2 existing irrigation wells for sprinkler irrigation and run-off detention on this previously undeveloped site. Approximately 1,167 parking spaces will be provided. Access is taken from E Prospect Rd to the south and S County Road 5 to the east. The property is within the Urban Estate (UE) zone district and is subject to Site Plan Advisory Review (SPAR).

Solarium, 706 E Stuart St, PDP190016

This is a request for a Project Development Plan plus Addition of Permitted Uses to establish uses for two existing buildings located at 706 E Stuart St. The proposal is to establish the Lodging Establishment use on the property as well as a Small Scale Reception Center. The small scale reception use is proposed to accommodate weddings and similar events at the property. Parking proposed consists of eleven off-street parking spaces, with off-site parking also proposed. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood (LMN) zone district and is subject to the Addition of Permitted Use process.

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 upcoming Administrative/Type 1 Hearings.

Planning And Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearings

Next Work session: November 15th

At 12:00 PM in Conference Rooms A-D at 281 N College Ave, Fort Collins the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a work session.

Outcomes from October 17th hearing:

APPROVED Garcia House Adult Residential Treatment Facility, PDP190009
This is a request for a Project Development Plan to build a two-story long-term care facility on a .6-acre site at the corner of Patton Street and East Elizabeth Street. The request includes a modification of standard to reduce parking lot drive aisle width from 24 feet to 22 feet

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: November 5th

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:

2019 Fee Update

Amend City Code relating to 2019 fees associated with Development Review.

Hughes Rezoning

Consider rezoning of 164.56 acres that was the site of the former Hughes Stadium. The proposal amends the City of Fort Collins Zoning Map from the Transition (T) zone district. 

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

Landmark Preservation Commission & Historic Preservation

Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 20th – 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.

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, November 14th - 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, October 31st | 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 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 c3RhdG1hbi1idXJydXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.


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