Kickoff Video, Summary, and Draft Trends and Forces Report Now Available

7 months ago
Kickoff photo

A big THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the City Plan kickoff event on February 12! It was an exciting night of envisioning the future of Fort Collins together as a community. Over 500 people attended the kickoff event and we are grateful for the time, energy, and enthusiasm everyone brought to the City Plan process. Thanks also to Bryan Willson, Executive Director of the Energy Institute at Colorado State University. His keynote remarks addressed what innovation is, how it has shaped our history, and how it can lead to success in Fort Collins. To see the full presentations from the event, check out the video HERE!

During the Open House portion of the event, community members had an opportunity to share their ideas and concerns and to learn more about how to stay connected throughout the City Plan process. Community members were also asked to fill out a "report card" to grade the existing conditions and trends of Fort Collins and to evaluate how the various focus areas should be prioritized moving forward. To read more about what we heard from the community, check out the Kickoff Event Summary.

The City Plan kickoff was the first time we shared the draft City Plan Trends and Forces Report with the public. This report highlights major trends and key issues facing the City of Fort Collins, and will help guide the focus areas of City Plan as we move into the visioning phase.

If you couldn't come to the kickoff event, we hope you will add your thoughts online! Share your responses to the Big Questions or click on the Forum tab to join the conversation. You can also take our Quick Poll on the right side of this page to tell us which focus area is most important to you.


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5 months ago
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Spikeh62 7 months ago
Hello, My comments regarding City Plan are about landscape and lighting as related to public safety. I use criteria from Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and over 40 years experience in public safety and private security.Landscape: many newer developments plant grass shrubs along sidewalks, at the ends of parking lot medians and near entries to public buildings. These plants grow very tall and bushy blocking pedestrian (handicapped too) and drivers views. They also create hiding places, collect trash (sharps, etc.). Examples: North College King Soopers , W. Willox Street sidewalk, FCMOD and Home Depot parking lots.Planting deciduous and evergreen trees near light poles. Eventually the light is obscured by the trees and does not illuminate the area intended for safety. CPTED criteria recommends 75 to 100 feet site lines for people can see their surroundings after dark. Ballard lights are decorative but not appropriate for public areas in parking lots, building entries or sidewalks. They create pools of light but provide no illumination of a safe path of travel.River rock, 3 to 4 inches diameter near paths, sidewalks, building entries and parking lots are dangerous. They can be used to break windows, as a weapon, block open doors and are difficult to stand on when used in parking lot landscape. Small size gravel or crusher fines/sand are safer and stable.