Here's your look at the events related to development review for the week of June 3-7.


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. Neighborhood meetings planned for this week include:

Monday, June 3 - Scotch Pines Village Fast-Food Drive-Thru Restaurant, Addition of Permitted Use and 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: A new fast food drive-thru restaurant is being proposed in the Scotch Pines Village shopping center near Drake Rd. and Lemay Ave. It would be located within the parking lot of the existing shopping center where the Village Pump gas island once was. The plan would provide 13 stacking spaces within a designated drive-thru lane and an outdoor dining area. The applicant initally described this project as a relocation of the nearby Starbucks coffee shop, but last week revised the description to a "new fast-food drive-thru restaurant" with no specified tenant. 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 (Type 2 Review) when/if the project moves forward in the review process.

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: The City of Fort Collins is proposing a new centralized recycling facility for residents to bring materials for recycling. The proposed location is on the west side of Timberline, just south of the Timberline Substation. This facility would replace the current Rivendell recycling site and would expand on the types of recyclables that are accepted from the public. The concept of this "Integrated Recycling Facility" will be to provide a one-stop shop for recycling not just household materials, but also some hard-to-recycle discards generated by business and contractors. As a part of the development review process, the City welcomes your input on the project. 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.

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 a multi-family apartment building on the northeast corner of Mason St and Maple St. The block is known as Block 23; the parcel for this proposal is .87 acres. 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. The site is zoned Downtown, Civic Center Sub-district. This project will be subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2 Review) when/if the project moves forward in the review process.


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. The following hearings are scheduled:

  • 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.

  • Upcoming: Rigden Farm Filing 17 Replat, East Side of Ziegler Rd., North of Horsetooth Rd.
    Hearing: Wednesday, June 12, 5:00 p.m., Conference Room A, 281 N. College Ave.
    This is a request to replat 52 existing single-family lots into 57 single-family lots in Rigden Farm Filing Six. The proposed replat will be Rigden Farm Filing 17. The lots are located in the eastern part of Rigden Farm, on the east side of Ziegler Rd, and north of Horsetooth Rd.


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, June 14.

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


Tuesday, June 4 - City Council Regular Meeting
At 6 p.m., in the CIC Room at 300 Laporte Avenue, City Council will hold a regular meeting. The following agenda items related to development review will be discussed:

  • Ordinance Designating the Johnson Farm Property, 2608 East Drake Road, as a Fort Collins Landmark
    This is the first reading of an ordinance designating the Johnson Farm Property as a Fort Collins Landmark. The owner of the property initiated the request for designation.

  • Appeal of the Planning and Zoning Board's Approval of the Max Flats Project Development Plan
    The Max Flats Project Development Plan was approved in a Planning and Zoning Board hearing on April 18, 2013. An appeal was filed on May 2, 2013. The project proposes to contruct a five-story, 63,900 square foot building with 64 dwelling units and 1,500 square feet of ground level retail. The applicant requested and was granted four modifications of standard in the approval.

  • Ordinance Authorizing the Conveyance of Easements for the Encompass-River District Block One Mixed Use Development
    Encompass-River District Block One is a mixed-use development at 418 Linden St. consisting of office space, residential space and a restaurant. This is the first reading of an ordinance that would authorize several easements for improvements in the right-of-way, bank stabilization and river enhancement, and drainage and landscape areas.

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


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 For additional information, contact Karen McWilliams ( or Josh Weinberg ( 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


Next Meeting - Thursday, June 27
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


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. No projects of the types mentioned above have been submitted in the past week.


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


Have you checked out the City’s new 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


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