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We help create and enhance a vibrant, world-class community by supporting efforts that define and realize our community's aspirations. We connect people, places, and services through innovative planning, partnerships, and forums for effective community engagement.


Code Updates in Progress to Improve Compatibility

Code Updates in Progress to Improve Compatibility
 

The Land Use Code requirements for the Downtown (D) Zone, Neighborhood Conservation Buffer (NCB) Zone, and Historic Preservation section of the Code are being updated. These updates will provide clarity and predictability to the development review process, while also strengthening compatibility between new development and existing context. These amendments were recommended in the recently adopted Downtown Plan and Old Town Neighborhoods Plan and the Historic Preservation code review project. Public opinion is important through this process and more information about how to participate is coming soon. Code updates are expected to be adopted mid to late summer. 

Learn more in the Code Update Process Draft.


City Plan is Coming Soon!

City Plan
 

Have you ever thought about what Fort Collins might look and feel like 20 years from now? The latest update to City Plan will be getting underway this summer, and we hope you will help shape the community’s vision for Fort Collins! City Plan will address land use, transportation and transit, and many other topics. 

Have ideas to share? Visit CityPlan online and join the conversation!


Sign Code Update Underway

Sign Code Update
 

Have you heard about an update to the Sign Code? A United States Supreme Court case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert has caused many municipalities to take a closer look at their sign regulations. Fort Collins started a review of the sign section of the Land Use Code in 2017. Visit Sign Code Update for more information.


Development Review Center

The City's Development Review Center is experiencing high volumes of development review project submittals at this time. In order to maintain efficient project reviews and provide accurate, timely responses to inquiries, the City is enacting a series of measures related to the submittal process that may impact you as an applicant.

  • Appointments are required for all submittals or resubmittals. Please call the Development Review Center at 970-416-2740 to schedule an appointment time.
  • Only complete submittals are accepted. Consistent with Land Use Code requirements, the submittal will be returned to the applicant if any required materials or application fees are missing or insufficient.
  • All complete applications submitted Monday morning through Wednesday noon will be routed the same week. Submittals received after Wednesday noon will be routed the following week.

Please note that applications received earlier in the week will make it easier for Development Review Center staff to distribute plans to reviewing City departments and other referral agencies.

Building permit applications are accepted at any time during business hours, and without appointment.


Plan Fort Collins: Innovate, Sustain, Connect

Plan FC
 

Fast forward 30 years. What's it like to live in Fort Collins? In 2010, the City led a major visioning effort to define our community's future. Plan Fort Collins was a community-wide effort to create a new City Plan and Transportation Master Plan.

See the Adopted Plans