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Historic Preservation

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Share Your Thoughts

Clarion has created a short, fillable questionnaire as a part of the on-going code review project. We are looking for as much feedback as possible -- any and all comments you provide will be helpful! Please email the completed questionnaire to Lisa Steiner at bHN0ZWluZXJAY2xhcmlvbmFzc29jaWF0ZXMuY29t.

HP Code and Process Review - Project Objective

The Fort Collins Historic Preservation Division is beginning the next level of its comprehensive program review, to identify existing code sections and related processes that support the policies confirmed during the previous review in 2012-2014, and to identify those that need improvement, with accompanying implementation strategies.

The City has contracted with Clarion, Inc., a respected firm with experience in preservation and urban planning, infill development, design, and economic evaluation.  Based upon an examination of preservation practices locally and nationwide, and with input from stakeholder groups, policy makers and citizens, the project will recommend tailored solutions that meet our specific local needs.

The review, which will conclude in early 2018, will examine traditional processes, such as landmark designation, design review, and the review of demolitions or alterations of buildings 50 years or older, as well as emerging issues important to the community, such as identifying compatible and appropriate infill development.

Current Members


Lucia Liley, Attorney, or Janelle Kechter, Legal Assistant
Matt Robenalt, Executive Director, DDA
Sherry Albertson-Clark, Independent Planning Consultant
Dr. Sarah Payne, CSU History Department
Brian Cooke, Visit Fort Collins ambassador, business writer & editor, OTR Global, Owner of Landmarked Home
Chris Aronson, Architect, Vaught Frye Larson Assoc.
Steve Schroyer, Director, Blue Ocean Real Estate
James MacDowell, Realtor, Owner of Landmarked Income-Producing Property
Brian Dunbar, Institute for the Built Environment
Jennifer Carpenter, Realtor, P&Z Board Representative
Meg Dunn, LPC Representative, Owner of Landmarked Home
Anita Rehner, Old Town Homeowner
Darryl Austin, Old Town Homeowner
Per Hogestad, Architect, Owner of Landmarked Home
David Dixon, Representative of Local History Groups

City Staff:

Karen McWilliams, Historic Preservation Division Manager
Tom Leeson, Director, Community Development and Neighborhood Services
Maren Bzdek, Senior Historic Preservation Planner
Cassandra Bumgarner, Historic Preservation Planner
Brad Yatabe, Assistant City Attorney

Meetings and Schedule

Meeting Date Minutes
March 7, 2017 View Minutes
April 5, 2017 View Minutes
May 3, 2017

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June 7, 2017

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July 12, 2017 Clarion Introduction