City Council adopted a motion to allow a remote hearing for the second reading of the Hughes Stadium rezoning. The motion included language that would require a quorum of Council members to be present in Council chambers, and require options for in-person participation for interested parties. Visit https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/agendas.php for virtual participation information.
The City Manager is recommending, with the concurrence of
Mayor Troxell and Mayor Pro Tem Stephens, to postpone the second reading for
the Hughes Stadium Property Rezoning to the March 31st City Council
meeting. Due to notice requirements, Council will be required to consider
this item on the 17th and take formal action to finalize the
Planning and Zoning Board Hearing to annex the Hughes Stadium property into the City of Fort Collins city limits. The board approved the annexation of the property.
On September 13th, the Planning and Zoning Board will hold a work session. City staff will present their recommendation regarding the rezoning of the Hughes property, along with a summary analysis of the public comments made at the neighborhood meeting and elsewhere regarding the rezoning process. While community members can attend a work session, public comment will not be allowed at the work session and must wait until the hearing on September 19th. This is standard practice for all Council, Boards and Commissions work sessions.
A Neighborhood Meeting, held in an Open House format, has
been scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road, from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Meeting will include staff from Planning and
Development Services, Neighborhood Services, Natural Areas, Traffic Operations,
Utilities and others. There will also be multiple opportunities to provide
public comment on initial draft zoning proposals for the site.
On July 16th, 2019, City Council voted to initiate rezoning on the former Hughes Stadium site. This action directs staff to recommend zone district(s) for the site based on City Plan. This action separates the rezoning from a specific development plan. City Council will be the decision-makers on the rezoning.
Neighborhood meeting to allow the developer/applicant team to present their ideas and gather community input. City staff will also explain the City's review process and next steps.
The City Manager is recommending to postpone the second reading for the Hughes Stadium Property Rezoning to the April 21st City Council meeting. Due to notice requirements, Council will be required to consider this item on the 31st and take formal action to finalize the postponement.