In response to COVID-19, we are temporarily changing how we provide our services:
The Development Review Center at 281 N College Avenue is open in a limited capacity Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed from Noon - 1 p.m.
Appointments are available and recommended for in-person service requests, due to limited on-site staff. All online services continue to be available. All appointments can be scheduled by contacting us directly at email@example.com or 970-416-4250.
Considering Purchasing an Historic Property? Call Us!
If you're shopping for a new home or business location, one of the factors you may be considering is whether the property is historic or not. In Fort Collins, properties that are City Landmarks or in Landmark Districts, and those that may be eligible for historic designation, come with certain responsibilities, application requirements, and financial incentives.
- Check HERE to see if the property you're considering is historic or not. You can also check your title, which will include the recorded ordinance from Fort Collins City Council.
- Check HERE to see what responsibilities historic property owners have in Fort Collins.
- Check HERE to see what financial incentives historic properties qualify for in Fort Collins.
- Check HERE to see how requirements for historic resources may affect your proposed development project.
Please feel free to call or email us for property-specific information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-416-4250.
Request for Involuntary Landmark Designation - 528 W Mountain Avenue
The Historic Preservation Services division has received a request for Landmark designation for the property at 528 West Mountain Avenue, currently proposed for demolition by the owner. An initial hearing regarding the Landmark designation request was held on May 19 and the property was found to be eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark. The Historic Preservation Commission will have a second hearing regarding the merits of designating the property without the owner's consent at an upcoming regular meeting, TBD. Nominations for Landmark designation are processed under Municipal Code Chapter 14, Article III.
Once available, agenda materials, including the nomination, will be posted HERE.
Community members who wish to make a comment about this request can attend the meeting (virtual, via Zoom) or can submit a written comment to email@example.com.
What is Historic Preservation?#
Welcome to the City of Fort Collins' historic preservation program. Historic preservation is a citizen-led process of preserving places that reflect the history and culture of a community. Whether it is the home of an important civic, artistic, or social leader, an outstanding example of architecture or building construction, a park that has served a neighborhood for a century, or a reflection of past technology or community development, the places around us speak to our ancestors and connect us to the unique identity that makes Fort Collins what it is today.
Fort Collins preserves its important places because they:
- Connect residents to the history and culture of their community.
- Conserve building materials and reduce construction waste.
- Support sustainable economic development goals.
Fort Collins Preservation At A Glance#
- Nearly 1,000 designated historic resources, from individual properties to historic districts.
- Over 230 Fort Collins Landmarks and 4 Landmark Districts that have been officially recognized and protected by City Council.
- Over 800 properties in the National Register of Historic Places or Colorado State Register subject to advisory review.
- The City has completed over 70 historic preservation grant projects, translating into over $21M in direct and indirect revenue.
Trying to look up an historic building or place? Check out our online database.
Snapshots and Surveys
Historic Preservation Services is currently contacting landmark property owners to provide you with information about the benefits and services we offer.
Preservation & Sustainability
The City of Fort Collins has set ambitious sustainability goals, from its Climate Action Plan, to waste diversion from regional landfills, and historic preservation plays an important part.
Demolition Notification Process: There is a new notification process for proposed demolitions.This is not the same demolition/alteration review process you might have previously encountered. The proposed demolitions will be posted on our website and in the This Week in Development Review newsletter. Please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Understanding the Cost of Repair versus Replacement: Fort Collins Historic Preservation Services worked with nationally-renowned preservationist Bob Yapp to produce the new cost calculator tool. This tool helps homeowners and commercial property owners explore the cost difference and longevity of products against each other with a place to input their actual dimensions. These prices are local to the area! Check out the tool before replacing windows, doors, siding, or trim.