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Fort Collins kicks off City Plan and FoCo Creates Feb. 12 at the Drake Centre

Released on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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FORT COLLINS, CO – How do you envision Fort Collins in the year 2040? What issues need to be addressed and how will the community change over the next several decades? Exploring these questions will be the focus of the updated Fort Collins City Plan, which kicks off Feb. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road.

The City Plan update is an 18-month process to revise the City’s comprehensive land use, transportation and transit master plans. Simultaneously, the City’s Arts and Culture Master Plan, FoCo Creates, will create a vision and strategies for arts and cultural development over the next 10-20 years. Community members are invited to attend this free, interactive kick-off event to share their ideas about how Fort Collins could change and grow in the future.

Cameron Gloss, Planning Manager, stressed the importance of community involvement in the plan update: “This is a chance for residents to express their vision and ideas about the community’s direction over the next 20 years.”

Vincent Kitch, Cultural Services Director, also emphasized that the input of residents is critical to the FoCo Creates process: “FoCo Creates gives every resident the opportunity to help design the creative Fort Collins of the future.”

Residents interested in becoming even more involved in this planning process can apply to become City Plan Ambassadors. These volunteers will play a critical role in shaping the future of the community. Ambassadors will be trained and empowered to lead conversations within their own social circles about land use, transportation planning, sustainability, City services and other topics. Organizations hoping to become more involved can apply for a Community Partner Grant.

To learn more about City Plan,RSVP to the kick-off event, or apply to become a Plan Ambassador, visit ourcity.fcgov.com/cityplan. To learn more about FoCo Creates, visit ourcity.fcgov.com/fococreates