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City of Fort Collins Receives Donation of Property

Released on Monday, January 4, 2021
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FORT COLLINS, CO – Northern Colorado developer, Byron Collins, has donated a 5-acre land parcel to the City of Fort Collins.

“Generosity comes in many forms, and this donation of real estate is a permanent investment in our community," said Darin Atteberry, Fort Collins city manager. “Byron’s gift truly enhances the City’s ability to effectively steward our residents’ well-being and quality of life.”

The parcel is part of the Willow Springs subdivision Collins built in the 1990’s, sits along the Power Trail and runs parallel to SouthRidge Golf Course's seventh hole on the course's east side. The land will be maintained by the Parks Department, which anticipates the valuable private donation will provide significant benefits for community residents.

“Our parks and trails help define the Fort Collins lifestyle, and provide residents with safe and exceptional outdoor public spaces for recreation,” said Mike Calhoon, the City’s parks director. “As Fort Collins grows, it’s truly significant for our team to rely on community resources such as this generous gift of 5 acres.”

A native Coloradan, Collins graduated from Colorado State University in 1980 with degrees in finance, real estate and economics. Starting in 1992, he led the development of the south Fort Collins neighborhoods Willow Springs, Paragon Point and Paragon Estates. Currently, he owns and operates two businesses: the 648-acre Harmony subdivision in Timnath and the adjoining private golf course, Harmony Club.

“I’m grateful to be able to provide and share this donation with our community residents,” said Byron Collins. “The City can now use their collective creative efforts to best optimize the private/public opportunity on this unique land parcel.”