This Week in Development Review

Here's your look at the events related to development review for the week of May 27-31.


Neighborhood meetings provide an opportunity for developers to provide preliminary information to neighbors regarding proposed projects before they are formally submitted for review. Neighbors then have the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns about or support for the project as proposed. These meetings are facilitated by City staff. Your input is an important part of the development review process. One neighborhood meeting is scheduled during the week of May 27, and three during the following week:

Thursday, May 30 - Waterfield Subdivision, Overall Development Plan and Project Development Plan
Neighborhood Meeting: 7:00-9:00 p.m., City of Fort Collins Streets Facility, 625 Ninth Street
Description: This is a request to subdivide 117 acres located generally on the northwest corner of East Vine Dr. and Timberline Rd. The project would wrap around the north and west sides of the Bull Run Apartments. The proposal does not include the Plummer School. Two zone districts are included in the site. In the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood zone, 178 single family detached homes and 16 single family attached homes are proposed on 38 acres. In the Medium Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood zone, approximately 216 multi-family dwelling units are proposed on 13 acres. The overall site plan also contains an area for a future public elementary school and a future neighborhood park. Earlier plans approved for these areas have expired.

Upcoming - Monday, June 3 - Scotch Pines Starbucks Addition of Permitted Use Project Development Plan, Scotch Pines Village, 2601 S. Lemay Ave.
Neighborhood Meeting: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Christ Center Community Church, 2700 S. Lemay Ave.
Description: This project proposes the relocation of the existing Scotch Pines Starbucks to a new building with a new drive-thru lane, outdoor dining area, sidewalks, and landscaping. The site is zoned N-C, Neighborhood Commercial District; a "drive-thru restaurant" requires an Addition of Permitted Use in the zone district and review by the Planning and Zoning Board when/if the project moves forward in the review process.

Upcoming - Monday, June 3 - City of Fort Collins Integrated Recycling Facility, West Side of Timberline, approximately 1/4 mile south of the intersection of E. Prospect Rd. and S. Timberline Rd.
Neighborhood Meeting: 6:00-7:30 p.m., Police Services Building, 2221 Timberline Road
Description: This project proposes to construct a recycling facility that would serve as a centralized location to bring goods for recycling. The site is zoned I, Industrial. Recycling facilities are subject to a review by Administrative Hearing Officer (Type 1 Review) in the Industrial Zone District, when/if the project moves forward in the review process.

Upcoming - Wednesday, June 5 - Block 23 Apartment Building Project Development Plan (PDP)
Neighborhood Meeting - 6:30-8:30 p.m., City of Fort Collins Community Room, 215 N. Mason St. (North Door)
Description: This proposal is for an apartment building on the southwest quarter of the block surrounded by N. College Ave. on the east, Maple St. on the south, Mason St. on the west and Cherry St. on the north. The block is known as Block 23; the parcel for this proposal is .87 acre. As proposed, the building would be L-shaped and five stories in height. The ground floor would include live-work dwelling units and parking. The upper four floors would contain a total of 83 units in a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedroom units for a total of 118 bedrooms. The total square footage would be 77,960 square feet; the total number of parking spaces is 76.


Administrative (Type 1) Hearings are public hearings conducted by a hearing officer. Public comment is invited. The hearing officer considers your input an important part of the development review process. Written comments are also welcome, and may be submitted in advance to the project planner, or at the hearing. No administrative hearings are scheduled during the week of May 20. Three hearings will be held during the following week:

  • Prospect Station Project Development Plan (PDP), 223 W. Prospect Rd.
    Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
    Description: This is a proposal for a four-story mixed-use building with multi-family residences and commercial/retail uses. The project is proposing 47 multi-family units, two of which are identified as "live-work" and one 1,041 square foot retail space. The project proposes 49 parking spaces, including 11 off-site spaces.

  • Provincetowne Filing Five Project Development Plan (PDP), in an area bounded by Province Rd. to the north, Crooked Arrow Ln. to the east, Snowy Plain Rd. to the south and Eden Ridge Lane to the west.
    Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 5:30 p.m., Conference Room A., 281 N. College Ave.

    Description: This request is for a replat of 24 residential lots of Provincetowne Filing Three into 20 residential lots. The result of the replat will be the elimination of four residential lots and increased size for the remaining 20 lots.

  • Stoner Subdivision Project Development Plan (PDP), 502 Wayne St.
    Hearing: Thursday, May 30, 6:30 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
    Description: This is a request to divide an existing 15,987 square foot lot located at 502 Wayne Street into two lots and to construct a two-story single-family residence on a proposed new lot created to the east. A new Magnolia Street address would be created for the new dwelling. The existing single family home would remain on the west lot, and would retain its Wayne Street address. Two modifications of standards from the Land Use Code accompany the request, because the project proposes a lot subdivision on the rear portion of the existing lot, and the alley frontage remains unpaved. The first modification addresses Section 4.7(F)(7) which states that no lot may be further subdivided to create a new lot in the rear portion of the existing lot. The second modification addresses Section 3.6.2(J)(2) which requires that portions of alleys be paved in conjunction with this proposed use.

  • Upcoming - Verizon Wireless at 2555 S. Shields St., Project Development Plan/Final Development Plan (PDP/FDP)
    Hearing: Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.

    Description: The project proposes to mount wireless telecommunication antennas on the canopy roof over the loading dock on the west side of the Raintree Athletic Club. The antennas would be hidden inside a 38-foot high screening enclosure constructed of brick to match the existing building. A separate equipment shelter would be constructed in a recessed space immediately north of the loading dock. It would be constructed of brick and stucco to match the existing building.


Thursday, June 20 - Planning and Zoning Board Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., on Thursday, June 20, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a regular meeting in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. The Planning and Zoning Board encourages your input; interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. The agenda for the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date and will have complete information.At noon on the Friday prior to each regular Planning and Zoning Board meeting, the Board holds a work session in Conference Room A at 281 N. College Ave. The next work session will be held on Friday, May 10. Please contact the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750 for further information on any agenda items. More information, including meeting agendas and materials as well as past meeting minutes, may be found at fcgov.com/PlanningZoningBoard.


Tuesday, May 28 - City Council Work Session
At 6 p.m., in the CIC Room at 300 Laporte Avenue, City Council will hold a work session. The following agenda items will be discussed:

  • Update on Development Review Transparency Efforts
    Council will be updated on efforts to provide easier access to information about development review proposals and the review process.

  • North Front Range Transit Regional Feasibility Study
    Though not directly related to development review, this update on possible future regional transit efforts may be of interest to readers.

Complete information is available in the agenda for the meeting (available on the Friday prior to the meetings).


Next Hearing - Wednesday, June 12
The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) conducts hearings on the second Wednesday of each month and holds work sessions on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Agendas and past minutes are available at fcgov.com/LPC. For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams (kmcwilliams@fcgov.com) or Josh Weinberg (jweinberg@fcgov.com) or call 970-221-6206.


Next Meeting - Thursday, June 13
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has the authority to approve variances from the requirements in the Land Use Code. The Zoning Board of Appeals typically meets on the second Thursday of every month from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers (300 Laporte Ave.). Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/ZoningAppeals.


Next Meeting - Thursday, June 27 (May 30 meeting has been cancelled)
The Building Review Board (BRB) is charged with the responsibility to hear appeals and requests for variances related to City Building codes and contractor licensing regulations. The BRB typically meets the last Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at 300 Laporte Ave. Agendas and past meeting minutes are available at fcgov.com/BRB.


This section typically includes Project Development Plans (PDPs), Overall Development Plans (ODPs), Major Amendments (MJAs), and proposals for annexations, rezonings, and additions of permitted uses that were submitted in the past week. More information regarding all current proposals is available in an interactive table of Development Proposals Under Review, or by calling the Development Review Center at 970-221-6750.

  • 416 North Grant Avenue Carriage House, 416 N. Grant Ave.
    This is a request to add a one and a half-story, 913 square foot carriage house to the rear of an 11,364 square foot lot. The first floor (558 square feet) will be used as a garage and the upper floor (355 square feet) will be used as a habitable space.(Note: the square footage totals above have been corrected since last week's email/webpage.)


  • Bella Vira, Extension of Final Plan Vested Rights, southwest of West Elizabeth Street and South Overland Trail
    Description: A one-year extension of the term of vested rights of the approved Bella Vira Final Plan, which calls for 60 single family detached dwellings and 25 multi-family units (townhomes) on 34.7 acres.
    Approved at May 16 Planning and Zoning Board hearing

  • Avago Technologies, Building Four, Major Amendment, 4380 Ziegler Rd.
    Description: Addition to Avago Technologies, Building Four that adds 138,800 square feet to the west side of the existing building.
    Approved at May 16 Planning and Zoning Board hearing

  • Max Flats Project Development Plan, 203 W. Mulberry St.
    Description: Five-story 63,900 square foot building with 64 dwelling units and 1,500 square feet of ground level retail
    Approved at the April 18 Planning and Zoning Board hearing
    Appeal Pending - City Council appeal scheduled for June 4

  • Carriage House Apartment Project Development Plan, on Springfield Dr., west of Shields St.
    Description: Multi-family project with 57 dwelling units in five buildings.
    Approved with Conditions at the March 21 Planning and Zoning Board/Type 2 Hearing
    Appeal Outcome - City Council upheld the approval of the project on May 21


More information on current development proposals is available online than ever before. Check out the new searchable and sortable table of development proposals under review to find information on formally submitted proposals - you can search for a proposal by the sign number on a "Development Proposal Under Review" sign, by a keyword search including any part of the project name, street name or number, and more.


All notices of conceptual reviews are available at fcgov.com/conceptualreview.


Have you checked out the City’s  Citizen's Role in Development Review flowchart and guide? These tools are an empowering resource to explain a citizen's role in Development Review. We hope this guide will aid you in making the process easier to understand and enable you to participate. Questions? Please contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076 or sburnett@fcgov.com.


For more information about development review, please visit fcgov.com/developmentreview or call 970-221-6750. For back issues of this e-newsletter, view the newsletter archive.

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