Development Review

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Welcome to the Development Review Center

When you see a construction project being built in your neighborhood, did you know that City of Fort Collins staff have been hard at work on that project many months before the first shovel even broke ground?

Development Review is the process through which development proposals are examined, edited and approved or denied by the City before they can obtain the site inspections and building permits they need to begin work.

Development Review Process (View a larger version here https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/files/development-review-flowchart.pdf?1554326130)

Public Engagement

Don't wait for construction to start! Development Review is the best time to have an impact on development

Development can be highly impactful on those who live around it. That's why the City has built in several ways for the public to get involved with the Development Review process:

  1. Attend conceptual design reviews or preliminary design reviews to learn about the proposal https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals
  2. Attend the neighborhood meeting to ask questions and make comments about the proposal to the applicants and City staff
  3. View the formal submission documents in our public records archive at records.fcgov.com/WebLink/Welcome.aspx?dbid=0&repo=FortCollins
  4. Attend the public hearing where the proposal will be either approved or denied and make public comment to aid the decisionmaker(s)
  5. File an appeal to City Council to modify the final decision if eligible
  6. Subscribe to this page for information about upcoming neighborhood meetings and public hearings to attend under "key dates"
  7. Sign up for the This Week in Development Review weekly newsletter and stay up to date on opportunities to engage
    • Go to this link and click "newsletters" under the page header to subscribe
  8. Learn more about the Development Review process here
  9. Submit questions or comments by emailing the Development Review Liaison at devreviewcomments@fcgov.com

Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood meetings are the main tool for the public to engage with development proposals. Depending on the use and zone of a project, many applicants are required to attend a meeting hosted by City staff with neighbors to answer questions and respond to concerns.

Right now, all neighborhood meetings are offering the ability to attend in-person or virtually on Zoom and attendance information will be posted at the top of this page 48 hours in advance. Meeting notices are mailed to all addresses within a certain radius of the proposed development project but any member of the public is welcome to attend. Instructions for neighborhood meetings can be found under the "documents" tab on the right side of this page.

View upcoming Neighborhood Meetings and attendance information in the "Key Dates" tab on the right side of this page -->

View recordings of past Neighborhood Meetings in the "Videos" tab on the right side of this page -->


Changes are coming to the Land Development Code in 2023

Written in 1997, the Land Development Code (LDC) is the guidebook which City staff and officials use to decide what development proposals to approve. It regulates Zoning, Building Design and many more aspects of the City's built environment.

On November 1, 2022, City Council passed large-scale revisions to the Land Development Code which would better support Citywide goals and reflect the current values and priorities of development in Fort Collins.

Virtual Public Information Session Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

Over 100 residents attended the information session and asked dozens of questions about the new Land Development Code and its implementation process. Visit fcgov.com/housing/lucupdates to view a recording of the Info Session, see answers to all types of questions and submit your own inquiries to City staff.


Welcome to the Development Review Center

When you see a construction project being built in your neighborhood, did you know that City of Fort Collins staff have been hard at work on that project many months before the first shovel even broke ground?

Development Review is the process through which development proposals are examined, edited and approved or denied by the City before they can obtain the site inspections and building permits they need to begin work.

Development Review Process (View a larger version here https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/files/development-review-flowchart.pdf?1554326130)

Public Engagement

Don't wait for construction to start! Development Review is the best time to have an impact on development

Development can be highly impactful on those who live around it. That's why the City has built in several ways for the public to get involved with the Development Review process:

  1. Attend conceptual design reviews or preliminary design reviews to learn about the proposal https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals
  2. Attend the neighborhood meeting to ask questions and make comments about the proposal to the applicants and City staff
  3. View the formal submission documents in our public records archive at records.fcgov.com/WebLink/Welcome.aspx?dbid=0&repo=FortCollins
  4. Attend the public hearing where the proposal will be either approved or denied and make public comment to aid the decisionmaker(s)
  5. File an appeal to City Council to modify the final decision if eligible
  6. Subscribe to this page for information about upcoming neighborhood meetings and public hearings to attend under "key dates"
  7. Sign up for the This Week in Development Review weekly newsletter and stay up to date on opportunities to engage
    • Go to this link and click "newsletters" under the page header to subscribe
  8. Learn more about the Development Review process here
  9. Submit questions or comments by emailing the Development Review Liaison at devreviewcomments@fcgov.com

Neighborhood Meetings

Neighborhood meetings are the main tool for the public to engage with development proposals. Depending on the use and zone of a project, many applicants are required to attend a meeting hosted by City staff with neighbors to answer questions and respond to concerns.

Right now, all neighborhood meetings are offering the ability to attend in-person or virtually on Zoom and attendance information will be posted at the top of this page 48 hours in advance. Meeting notices are mailed to all addresses within a certain radius of the proposed development project but any member of the public is welcome to attend. Instructions for neighborhood meetings can be found under the "documents" tab on the right side of this page.

View upcoming Neighborhood Meetings and attendance information in the "Key Dates" tab on the right side of this page -->

View recordings of past Neighborhood Meetings in the "Videos" tab on the right side of this page -->


Changes are coming to the Land Development Code in 2023

Written in 1997, the Land Development Code (LDC) is the guidebook which City staff and officials use to decide what development proposals to approve. It regulates Zoning, Building Design and many more aspects of the City's built environment.

On November 1, 2022, City Council passed large-scale revisions to the Land Development Code which would better support Citywide goals and reflect the current values and priorities of development in Fort Collins.

Virtual Public Information Session Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

Over 100 residents attended the information session and asked dozens of questions about the new Land Development Code and its implementation process. Visit fcgov.com/housing/lucupdates to view a recording of the Info Session, see answers to all types of questions and submit your own inquiries to City staff.

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  • Sun Communities

    over 2 years ago
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    Watch the December Neighborhood Meeting or review meeting notes.  

    Watch the July Community Q&A with Sun Communities or review notes from the July Community Q&A

    Watch the May Sun Communities neighborhood meeting (access code: SunComm_2020) or review notes from the May neighborhood meeting

    This is a proposal for development of around 200 manufactured homes by Sun Communities.  This project went through the development review process earlier in 2020 to request modifications. The requests were to build only mobile homes (instead of mixing together mobile homes with townhomes or other types of housing) and to change the way roads are designed. These modifications were approved by the Planning and Zoning Board in October. The Board also put “conditions” on the approval requiring that Sun Communities reserve a certain amount of homes as “affordable”, build 15 distinct types of homes, and meet requirements for guest parking. 

    Now, Sun Communities is going through the development review process with detailed plans for the site.  They will be required to submit traffic study information, and information on nearby environmental resources.  

    You can submit your questions regarding Sun Communities here.  Questions and/or comments will become part of the public record for the project.  Responses to questions will be posted on the OurCity website.  

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  • Timberline Church Rezoning

    about 2 years ago
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    City Council will soon consider an application to rezone the Timberline Church property. 

    What is rezoning, and how might it affect your neighborhood?  Join representatives from Timberline Church and the City of Fort Collins for a Community Conversation this Thursday, October 22nd. This event will include updates on the rezoning process and opportunities to share your priorities and ideas for any future development that may occur on this site.

    You can submit your questions in advance below.

    To join the meeting by Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone: https://zoom.us/j/98110952554

    To join by phone: Dial 1 (669) 900-9128 and enter Meeting ID 981 1095 2554


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  • Spring Creek Multifamily

    about 2 years ago
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    The City of Fort Collins will host a second neighborhood meeting to discuss a potential new multifamily development near Shields and Hobbit.  Join us on December 14th to meet with developers and City staff, and learn more about the future of this property.  

    Zoom meeting information will be posted here, and at FCGov.com/DevelopmentReview/Proposals 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

    You can submit questions here for the developers or City staff to be discussed at the meeting.  

    *This diagram is from a conceptual review with the developer, and may not represent the most recent plans.*

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  • Brothers BBQ

    3 months ago
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    Please submit your questions regarding the development here.  Questions will be sent to the developer for response at the neighborhood meeting, and written responses will be available on the OurCity website.

    This is a request to convert an existing gas station into a barbeque restaurant. The site is directly west of S. Taft Hill Road and directly south of W. Mulberry Street. Future access will be taken from S. Taft Hill Road and W. Mulberry Street. The proposal includes 20 existing on-site parking spaces. The property is within the Low Density Mixed-Use Neighborhood District (L-M-N) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.  

    Proposal Details:

    • Renovate vacant and dilapidated 1950’s-era gas station for a BBQ restaurant.  
    • Would include new sidewalks with street trees and repaving the site for parking.  
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  • The Classic at Harmony Tech Park

    3 months ago
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    Please submit your questions regarding The Classic at Harmony Tech Park here.  Questions will be submitted to developers for response at the neighborhood meeting, and responses will be posted on the OurCity website.  

    This is a request to build a new senior housing facility with a mix of 36 memory care and 63 assisted living/independent living units at the northwest corner of Technology Parkway and Precision Dr. The memory care wing and the “Town Commons” will be one story and the assisted living/independent living wings will be four stories. Access is taken from Technology Parkway to the east. The property is within the Harmony Corridor (HC) zone district and is subject to Planning and Zoning Board (Type 2) Review.

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