Skip to main content


Press Releases

City Seeks Public Input at West Central Area Plan Listening Sessions

This press release was posted 1,307 days ago and may contain inaccurate information.
Contact Information
  • City of Fort Collins Image
    West Central Area Plan Map

The City of Fort Collins invites you to share your thoughts on opportunities and challenges in the West Central Area at a series of public listening sessions. The City is kicking off a planning effort for the west central part of the city, an area which generally encompasses the neighborhoods south and west of Colorado State University. The West Central Area boundaries extend from Drake to Mulberry, between Shields and Taft Hill, and also from Drake to Lake between the Mason Corridor and Shields.

The updated West Central Area Plan will provide a basis for updated land use regulations, transportation projects, housing policies, natural resource protection, historic preservation, and neighborhood character - including a new conceptual design for a section of Prospect Road from Shields Street to College Avenue.

“These listening sessions offer a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in the West Central Area to tell us what makes their neighborhood special, what issues they are concerned about, ask questions, and meet the staff involved in this planning effort,” said City of Fort Collins Chief Planner Ted Shepard. “Attending is a great way to provide input as we start this process.”

Join us for light refreshments and discussion at any one of the upcoming listening sessions. All begin promptly at 6 p.m. and include breakout discussion sessions until 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 26, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St.
  • Thursday, March 27, CSU's Durrell Center, Seminar Room A, north side of W. Plum St., east of Shields.
    This will be a combined session with a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Parking Study session. Parking is available in the Moby Arena parking lot, west of Shields between Plum and Elizabeth. For information about the TOD Parking Study, visit
  • Monday, March 31, Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Rd.
  • Thursday, April 3, Plymouth Congregational Church, 916 W. Prospect Rd.

The West Central Area Plan will be developed over the course of 2014, with anticipated City Council adoption in 2015. Neighborhood outreach, events, online surveys, and other engagement activities will occur throughout the development of the plan. In addition to the listening sessions, neighborhood walking tours will occur in late April.

The City is also seeking applications for members of a Stakeholder Committee to guide this planning effort. Please visit for more information and to apply for the Stakeholder Committee.