Montava Preliminary Design Review Scheduled (Phase E, Phase G, and Farm)

A new Preliminary Design Review (PDR) has been submitted for Montava Phases Phase E, Phase G, and Farm. The Preliminary Design Review meetings between City staff and the applicant team will take place on Wednesday, August 25th and Wednesday, September 1st. If you would like to review the documents submitted for the PDR, click here.

What is a PDR?

A Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is a meeting with City staff who review development projects. The intent of the meeting is to identify key issues or requirements that will need to be incorporated into a development application. The PDR meeting is conceptual in nature and is not a formal development application. You can find more information about conceptual review and PDR meetings on the City's Development Review Center website.

What is being proposed?

Phase E

Phase E includes the northern half of Montava’s main street and extends north to Timberline Road, opposite the future Community Park. Phase E is one of the most dense portions of Montava, providing housing in close proximity to businesses. Phase E includes approximately 70,000 sf of non-residential uses along the main street in single-use and mixed-use buildings, multi-family, and approximately 220 homes including flexible live-work units, townhomes, duplexes, and single-family homes. The flexible live-work units include a ground floor space that may be used for business, facing the sidewalk. The multi-family areas will be platted as parcels but are not intended for review at this time. The multi-family areas are located along the portion of Timberline Road that is classified as a 2-lane arterial. Additional multi-family will be provided above some of the main street buildings. The total multi-family unit count is not yet determined but may be approximately 300 units in multiple buildings and properties. Phase E is expected to go through Basic Development Review and Administrative (Type 1) Review.

Phase G (formerly Phase 1a)

Phase G is located in the southwest portion of the PUD Master Plan area west of the Town Center and is anticipated to include approximately 200 housing units. This neighborhood is located along Mountain Vista Drive between North Timberline Road and the existing Storybrook neighborhood. It is planned as a mixed-density neighborhood including approximately 200 units of townhomes, duplexes, cottages, and small- and medium-single family homes. The multi-family areas (anticipated at approximately 160 units) will be included in the overall planning for this area and will be platted as parcels for future development but are not planned to be included for review at this time. Phase G is expected to go through a Basic Development Review.

Farm (formerly Phase 1b)

The Farm will begin concurrently with these initial housing phases and will develop additional amenities over time as Montava continues to develop. The farm is expected to go through an Administrative (Type 1) Review.

What Happens After the PDR Meeting?

An update will be posted here and sent to the Montava email list when a formal development application is received for the first phase. Notification will be provided for any voluntary neighborhood meetings as well.

The residential uses proposed with Phase E are subject to a Basic Development Review (BDR) process. The decision maker for a Basic Development Review is the Director of Community Development & Neighborhood Services for the City of Fort Collins. The Basic Development Review does not require a neighborhood meeting or public hearing, though staff is always willing to meet with individuals and groups to answer questions and understand concerns. Public comments will be fully considered in the final decision.

Phase G and the Farm would be subject to a Type 1 administrative hearing process. The decision maker for Type 1 projects is an Administrative Hearing Officer, and public hearing is required.


If you have any questions about Montava, please reach out! You can submit a question to the Q&A on this site at any time. You can also contact City staff directly:

  • Jenny Axmacher ( - Senior City Planner
  • Alyssa Stephens ( - Neighborhood Development Liaison
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