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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!


Share Your Feedback on City Plan's Draft "Big Ideas"

You've told us that there are a lot of things in the last City Plan that are working well. In this update, we'll be carrying many policies forward - our commitment to natural areas, parks, and recreation; our focus on great cultural activities and public art; our support for bicycle and pedestrian transportation options; and our community emphasis on environmental sustainability.

We've also heard that we need to adjust our direction in a few important areas like land use, housing, economic sustainability, transportation, and climate action. The "big ideas" section of City Plan describes the changes, adjustments, and additions we're planning to help achieve the community's vision for Fort Collins.

Click the image to see a larger version of the "big ideas" for this update to City Plan (18mb file size). Then, tell us what you think about them by answering the questions below.

City Plan Draft Big Ideas


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Making the most of the land we have left

The big ideas in this section describe where we plan to see more development in undeveloped (greenfield) and already built (infill/redevelopment) parts of Fort Collins, as well as where we plan to continue protecting open space for everyone to enjoy. It also shows how the transit system will expand as we focus more commercial and residential activity in areas called Activity Centers.

How well do you think the big ideas in this section reflect our community values of livability, community, and sustainability?
What is your level of support for the big ideas and future direction described in this section?
What is your level of support for the big ideas and future direction described in this section? Do not support Some support Moderate support Strong support No opinion
Requiring transit-oriented development in key locations
Encouraging compact growth
Encouraging infill and redevelopment
Encouraging more diverse neighborhoods
Expanding access to services and amenities
Addressing infrastructure priorities

Taking steps to support a healthy and resilient economy

The big ideas in this section describe the distribution and different types of areas designated for employment uses. Some parts of the community that were designated as employment centers (like Northeast Fort Collins) have shifted to a plan for more residential uses in the future. Other areas (like South College Avenue) show more intensive redevelopment and mixed-use to support transit.

How well do you think the big ideas in this section reflect our community values of livability, community, and sustainability?
What is your level of support for the big ideas and future direction described in this section?
What is your level of support for the big ideas and future direction described in this section? Do not support Some support Moderate support Strong support No opinion
Preserving land for industrial and service-oriented uses
Improving Fort Collins' competitiveness
Maximizing return on investment
Aligning employment designations with business needs
Providing more opportunities for people to live close to where they work