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Fort Collins City Plan kicked off in February 2018, and we need your help to create a vision for Fort Collins for the next 20 years. How and where will we grow? What issues do we need to address? What will our community look and feel like in the future?

Join us as we explore these questions and many more over the next year. REGISTER NOW to stay informed and engaged throughout the City Plan process!

To learn more about City Plan, check out the News tab below. If you want to provide feedback about sections of the draft plan, click on the Vision, Big Ideas, or Policies tabs below to let us know what you think!


Fort Collins City Plan kicked off in February 2018, and we need your help to create a vision for Fort Collins for the next 20 years. How and where will we grow? What issues do we need to address? What will our community look and feel like in the future?

Join us as we explore these questions and many more over the next year. REGISTER NOW to stay informed and engaged throughout the City Plan process!

To learn more about City Plan, check out the News tab below. If you want to provide feedback about sections of the draft plan, click on the Vision, Big Ideas, or Policies tabs below to let us know what you think!


  • Now Available: City Plan's Draft "Big Ideas"

    26 days ago
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    Our community vision is the why. It helps everyone understand what kind of community we want to be in the future and sets the direction for policies, programs, and decisions.

    The next piece of City Plan we'd like to share with you is the draft "big ideas" in the plan. This part of the plan is the what. It builds on the community vision and describes the changes, actions, and priorities we will need to focus on to achieve our shared goals for the next 10-20 years.

    So what do you think about the big ideas? Does City Plan go far enough? Too far? Will the big ideas get us to the kind of future you want for Fort Collins? Check them out here and let us know!

    Reminder: Public Review Timeline

    Here’s an outline of all of the key dates for City Plan's public review:

    • Big Ideas (click to share your feedback) - January 18-February 15
    • Adoption Draft Preview - March 6-March 15
    • Adoption Hearing - March 19
    Remember, you can always send us comments about any part of the plan during the public review period by emailing cityplan@fcgov.com.

    Our community vision is the why. It helps everyone understand what kind of community we want to be in the future and sets the direction for policies, programs, and decisions.

    The next piece of City Plan we'd like to share with you is the draft "big ideas" in the plan. This part of the plan is the what. It builds on the community vision and describes the changes, actions, and priorities we will need to focus on to achieve our shared goals for the next 10-20 years.

    So what do you think about the big ideas? Does City Plan go far enough? Too far? Will the big ideas get us to the kind of future you want for Fort Collins? Check them out here and let us know!

    Reminder: Public Review Timeline

    Here’s an outline of all of the key dates for City Plan's public review:

    • Big Ideas (click to share your feedback) - January 18-February 15
    • Adoption Draft Preview - March 6-March 15
    • Adoption Hearing - March 19
    Remember, you can always send us comments about any part of the plan during the public review period by emailing cityplan@fcgov.com.
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  • Public Review Timeline

    about 1 month ago
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    It's going to be a busy few months for City Plan! Our New Year's resolution is to get City Plan ready for a mid-March adoption date, and we need your help to shape the final content.

    Over the next couple of months, we’ll be releasing draft content every few weeks for your review and suggestions. Are we setting the right tone with the community vision? Are there still gaps in our policy direction for an important community issue? Are those oxford commas just too much?

    Everything is fair game and we hope you’ll take the time to help us improve the draft plan before we present it to Council for their consideration.


    Public Review Timeline

    For those of you who like to write to-do lists and put things on your calendars early, here’s an outline of all of the key dates for City Plan's public review:

    • Big Ideas - January 18-February 15
    • Principles, Policies, and Implementation Strategies - February 1-February 15
    • Adoption Draft Preview - March 6-March 15
    • Adoption Hearing - March 19
    We will be sharing specific content and asking key questions for each piece of the City Plan draft, but you can always send us comments about any part of the plan during the public review period by emailing cityplan@fcgov.com. Right now we are looking for input on the Draft City Plan Vision, available here!


    Stay Tuned for Public Events

    We'll be hosting another round of public meetings, Plan Ambassador gatherings, and Community Partner events to share the draft plan in early February. We are still finalizing dates and venues, so stay tuned for more information about when and where we will be holding draft plan open houses.


    It's going to be a busy few months for City Plan! Our New Year's resolution is to get City Plan ready for a mid-March adoption date, and we need your help to shape the final content.

    Over the next couple of months, we’ll be releasing draft content every few weeks for your review and suggestions. Are we setting the right tone with the community vision? Are there still gaps in our policy direction for an important community issue? Are those oxford commas just too much?

    Everything is fair game and we hope you’ll take the time to help us improve the draft plan before we present it to Council for their consideration.


    Public Review Timeline

    For those of you who like to write to-do lists and put things on your calendars early, here’s an outline of all of the key dates for City Plan's public review:

    • Big Ideas - January 18-February 15
    • Principles, Policies, and Implementation Strategies - February 1-February 15
    • Adoption Draft Preview - March 6-March 15
    • Adoption Hearing - March 19
    We will be sharing specific content and asking key questions for each piece of the City Plan draft, but you can always send us comments about any part of the plan during the public review period by emailing cityplan@fcgov.com. Right now we are looking for input on the Draft City Plan Vision, available here!


    Stay Tuned for Public Events

    We'll be hosting another round of public meetings, Plan Ambassador gatherings, and Community Partner events to share the draft plan in early February. We are still finalizing dates and venues, so stay tuned for more information about when and where we will be holding draft plan open houses.


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  • Missed the Future of Transit Panel? Watch It Online!

    2 months ago
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    If you missed last month's Future of Transit panel discussion, you can watch a recording of the conversation here. We are also asking a few questions about the future of transit in Fort Collins - click on the "Future of Transit" tab to share your opinions through the end of December.

    *Note: The Future of Transit Questionnaire closed on January 4, 2019. Thank you to all who shared their opinions!*





    If you missed last month's Future of Transit panel discussion, you can watch a recording of the conversation here. We are also asking a few questions about the future of transit in Fort Collins - click on the "Future of Transit" tab to share your opinions through the end of December.

    *Note: The Future of Transit Questionnaire closed on January 4, 2019. Thank you to all who shared their opinions!*





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  • Join Us for a Panel Discussion about the Future of Transit

    3 months ago
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    FUTURE OF TRANSIT: Panel Discussion

    The City Plan scenarios include the potential for varying levels of expansion of our transit system, including bus rapid transit (BRT) and high frequency lines. Trends indicate that new technologies will likely result in new types of service not yet prevalent in the industry. Before finalizing a preferred scenario, the City Plan invites you to join us for an exploration of the ways these new technologies could impact transit provision in the future.

    The panel will include experts discussing future trends in transit and mobility, with an introduction from Mayor Wade Troxell and time for Q&A from the audience. Topics include on-demand service, shared mobility innovations, autonomous vehicles, and expansion of and funding options for transit service in Fort Collins. Click to RSVP.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    November 28, 2018 | 6-8pm
    Lincoln Center, Columbine Room | 417 W. Magnolia Street | map

    Appetizers will be provided. Childcare and interpretation are available - please RSVP at least one week in advance to help us provide the right resources!

    PANELISTS:

    Ann Bowers, PE/PTOE - Moderator - Fehr & Peers (transportation planning firm)
    Chris Breiland, PE - Fehr & Peers
    Geoff Slater - Nelson/Nygaard (transportation planning firm)
    Mark Shearer - Chariot (micro-transit provider)
    Lauren Issac - EasyMile (autonomous transit provider)
    TBD – (carshare provider)

    Questions and additional information: Contact Seth Lorson (slorson@fcgov.com or 970.416.4320) or email us anytime at cityplan@fcgov.com.



    FUTURE OF TRANSIT: Panel Discussion

    The City Plan scenarios include the potential for varying levels of expansion of our transit system, including bus rapid transit (BRT) and high frequency lines. Trends indicate that new technologies will likely result in new types of service not yet prevalent in the industry. Before finalizing a preferred scenario, the City Plan invites you to join us for an exploration of the ways these new technologies could impact transit provision in the future.

    The panel will include experts discussing future trends in transit and mobility, with an introduction from Mayor Wade Troxell and time for Q&A from the audience. Topics include on-demand service, shared mobility innovations, autonomous vehicles, and expansion of and funding options for transit service in Fort Collins. Click to RSVP.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    November 28, 2018 | 6-8pm
    Lincoln Center, Columbine Room | 417 W. Magnolia Street | map

    Appetizers will be provided. Childcare and interpretation are available - please RSVP at least one week in advance to help us provide the right resources!

    PANELISTS:

    Ann Bowers, PE/PTOE - Moderator - Fehr & Peers (transportation planning firm)
    Chris Breiland, PE - Fehr & Peers
    Geoff Slater - Nelson/Nygaard (transportation planning firm)
    Mark Shearer - Chariot (micro-transit provider)
    Lauren Issac - EasyMile (autonomous transit provider)
    TBD – (carshare provider)

    Questions and additional information: Contact Seth Lorson (slorson@fcgov.com or 970.416.4320) or email us anytime at cityplan@fcgov.com.


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  • City Plan Scenarios Questionnaire

    4 months ago
    Note: The Scenarios questionnaire is now closed. Thanks to all who took the time to share their thoughts! A summary of feedback from the Scenarios phase will be available soon.


    The City Plan Scenarios questionnaire is now available! We will be accepting responses to the questionnaire until Friday, November 2, 2018. Please continue scrolling below to take the questionnaire.


    Note: A full-screen version of this questionnaire is also available at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4594047/City-Plan-Scenarios. Due to the large number of images and videos in this questionnaire, it may be easiest to complete your response on a desktop or laptop computer instead of a mobile phone.
    Note: The Scenarios questionnaire is now closed. Thanks to all who took the time to share their thoughts! A summary of feedback from the Scenarios phase will be available soon.


    The City Plan Scenarios questionnaire is now available! We will be accepting responses to the questionnaire until Friday, November 2, 2018. Please continue scrolling below to take the questionnaire.


    Note: A full-screen version of this questionnaire is also available at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4594047/City-Plan-Scenarios. Due to the large number of images and videos in this questionnaire, it may be easiest to complete your response on a desktop or laptop computer instead of a mobile phone.
  • Materials from Scenario Workshops Now Available

    5 months ago
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    All of the materials used at this week's Scenario Workshops are now available in the City Plan document library. The materials are also available at the links below:

    An online questionnaire will be available soon, so stay tuned! Input received at the workshops, from Plan Ambassadors, and from Community Partners will be summarized and posted in the document library as soon as it is available.

    All of the materials used at this week's Scenario Workshops are now available in the City Plan document library. The materials are also available at the links below:

    An online questionnaire will be available soon, so stay tuned! Input received at the workshops, from Plan Ambassadors, and from Community Partners will be summarized and posted in the document library as soon as it is available.
  • Coloradoan: Should Fort Collins prepare for growth with taller buildings and more buses?

    6 months ago
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    Fort Collins will undoubtedly be a different place in 2040. But how radically should the city lean into emerging trends and forces that will shape that change?

    Fort Collins will undoubtedly be a different place in 2040. But how radically should the city lean into emerging trends and forces that will shape that change?

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  • Lego Build Out: Report Now Available - Fall 2017 Community Issues Forum

    6 months ago
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    Do you remember last fall's Community Issues Forum? Twelve groups of 6-7 participants, along with Center for Public Deliberation facilitators, worked together to discuss how Fort Collins could best accommodate 70,000 new residents in the future.

    The report of results from our "LEGO Buildout Game" is now available!

    There is also an interactive map of results available on the Center for Public Deliberation website. Click here to check it out.

    Many thanks to our partners at the Center for Public Deliberation for their help refining and testing the game, facilitating the forum, and compiling and analyzing more than 780 individual comments!

    Do you remember last fall's Community Issues Forum? Twelve groups of 6-7 participants, along with Center for Public Deliberation facilitators, worked together to discuss how Fort Collins could best accommodate 70,000 new residents in the future.

    The report of results from our "LEGO Buildout Game" is now available!

    There is also an interactive map of results available on the Center for Public Deliberation website. Click here to check it out.

    Many thanks to our partners at the Center for Public Deliberation for their help refining and testing the game, facilitating the forum, and compiling and analyzing more than 780 individual comments!

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  • Take the City Plan Visioning Questionnaire!

    9 months ago

    NOTE: The Visioning questionnaire is now closed. A summary of the visioning phase will be released in August 2018.

    Did you miss April's Community Visioning workshops? Don't worry - there is still an opportunity to provide input on the City Plan Vision! First, check out this video about the Future of Fort Collins - as imagined by youth in our community. Then, take the online questionnaire! The questionnaire mirrors the activities and discussions from the Visioning workshops. You can tell us about what values matter most for our community, whether the current City Plan vision is on the right track, and what might be missing from our current approach. The questionnaire will be available until Wednesday, June 13.

    If you are looking for even more information about the City Plan visioning results to date, check out the Visioning Workshops Summary. For those of you who enjoy digging into the data, all of the individual input received, along with workshop materials and much more information, is available in the Document Library.



    NOTE: The Visioning questionnaire is now closed. A summary of the visioning phase will be released in August 2018.

    Did you miss April's Community Visioning workshops? Don't worry - there is still an opportunity to provide input on the City Plan Vision! First, check out this video about the Future of Fort Collins - as imagined by youth in our community. Then, take the online questionnaire! The questionnaire mirrors the activities and discussions from the Visioning workshops. You can tell us about what values matter most for our community, whether the current City Plan vision is on the right track, and what might be missing from our current approach. The questionnaire will be available until Wednesday, June 13.

    If you are looking for even more information about the City Plan visioning results to date, check out the Visioning Workshops Summary. For those of you who enjoy digging into the data, all of the individual input received, along with workshop materials and much more information, is available in the Document Library.



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  • Our Vision for Fort Collins: RSVP for Community Workshops

    11 months ago
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    The current version of City Plan sets a vision for the future of Fort Collins:

    "Through innovation, sustainability, and connections the City of Fort Collins aspires to create a vibrant, world-class community." (City Plan, 2011)

    But what does that vision mean to you? What is your vision for the future of our community?

    We would like to invite you to participate in workshop-style conversations about the City Plan vision. On four different days in April, we will be hosting facilitated, small-group conversations to delve more deeply into the existing City Plan vision. These workshops are an opportunity to discuss shared values, as well as the tradeoffs and tensions that occur when people have differing priorities. The input we receive from these visioning workshops will help refine and update the City Plan vision.

    Please join us! Space is limited for these workshops, so be sure to RSVP.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Identical visioning workshops will be held on four separate dates in four different parts of the community to provide an opportunity for smaller, workshop-style conversations. Light appetizers will be served at all events. Free childcare and language interpretation are also available, but please RSVP to help us provide the appropriate resources.

    Wednesday, April 11 |6-8pm

    Northside Aztlan Center, Eagle Room | 112 E Willow St | map

    Thursday, April 12 |6-8pm

    Senior Center, Prairie Sage Room | 1200 Raintree Dr | map

    Saturday, April 14 |10am-12pm

    Council Tree Library, Community Room | 2733 Council Tree Ave | map

    Monday, April 23 |6-8pm

    Harmony Library, Community Room | 4616 S Shields St | map


    Questions? Need more information? Email us at cityplan@fcgov.com.


    The current version of City Plan sets a vision for the future of Fort Collins:

    "Through innovation, sustainability, and connections the City of Fort Collins aspires to create a vibrant, world-class community." (City Plan, 2011)

    But what does that vision mean to you? What is your vision for the future of our community?

    We would like to invite you to participate in workshop-style conversations about the City Plan vision. On four different days in April, we will be hosting facilitated, small-group conversations to delve more deeply into the existing City Plan vision. These workshops are an opportunity to discuss shared values, as well as the tradeoffs and tensions that occur when people have differing priorities. The input we receive from these visioning workshops will help refine and update the City Plan vision.

    Please join us! Space is limited for these workshops, so be sure to RSVP.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Identical visioning workshops will be held on four separate dates in four different parts of the community to provide an opportunity for smaller, workshop-style conversations. Light appetizers will be served at all events. Free childcare and language interpretation are also available, but please RSVP to help us provide the appropriate resources.

    Wednesday, April 11 |6-8pm

    Northside Aztlan Center, Eagle Room | 112 E Willow St | map

    Thursday, April 12 |6-8pm

    Senior Center, Prairie Sage Room | 1200 Raintree Dr | map

    Saturday, April 14 |10am-12pm

    Council Tree Library, Community Room | 2733 Council Tree Ave | map

    Monday, April 23 |6-8pm

    Harmony Library, Community Room | 4616 S Shields St | map


    Questions? Need more information? Email us at cityplan@fcgov.com.


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