Hughes Stadium Redevelopment

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Site of redevelopment

Update (08/2020)

The Pre-Application Hearing with City Council scheduled for early August was cancelled. The property remains in the T-Transition zone district.

Update (07/17/20)

Lennar Homes has submitted materials for a Pre-Application Hearing with City Council. This special hearing is scheduled for August 4th. The hearing is a preliminary opportunity to receive comments from the public and City Council regarding the overall conceptual proposal. No decisions will be made at the hearing.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the former Hughes Stadium site from the current (T) Transition District designation to a mix of (U‐E) Urban Estate District, (L‐M‐N) Low

Update (08/2020)

The Pre-Application Hearing with City Council scheduled for early August was cancelled. The property remains in the T-Transition zone district.

Update (07/17/20)

Lennar Homes has submitted materials for a Pre-Application Hearing with City Council. This special hearing is scheduled for August 4th. The hearing is a preliminary opportunity to receive comments from the public and City Council regarding the overall conceptual proposal. No decisions will be made at the hearing.

The applicant is proposing to rezone the former Hughes Stadium site from the current (T) Transition District designation to a mix of (U‐E) Urban Estate District, (L‐M‐N) Low Density Mixed‐Use Neighborhood District, and (M‐M‐N) Medium Density Mixed‐Use Neighborhood District, as permitted by the City’s current Structure Plan. According to the project description, "this will allow for the inclusion of a mix of product types and more attainable price points within the neighborhood, as well as mixed commercial uses, a substantial buffer to the west and significant open space throughout the community."

Update (05/21/20)

At its hearing on May 19th, City Council failed to adopt a rezoning ordinance for the former Hughes Stadium site. The result is that the property remains in the T-Transition zone district and has no associated development rights.

Update (05/19/20)

On May 19th, City Council plants to consider the second reading of the Hughes Stadium Rezoning. The May 19 City Council Meeting will include remote and in-person public participation for all agenda items. Full agenda and virtual participation information are available here.

Community members are strongly urged to participate remotely if possible. To participate in person, individuals should come to City Hall and be prepared to follow strict social distancing, sanitizer and facial covering guidelines.

Update (05/11/20)

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. This item is currently scheduled for May 19th. Visit https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/agendas.php for virtual participation information.

Update (04/14/2020)

City Council has postponed the second reading for the Hughes Stadium Rezoning to the April 21st City Council meeting. More information, including virtual participation information, will be available here.

Update (03/27/2020):

In light of the frequently changing situation due to the COVID-19 emergency, the City Manager is working with the Mayor and conferring with members of Council to evaluate whether the March 31st meeting will be canceled or whether only certain items listed on the agenda will be considered by Council. Methods for public participation are also under review.

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.

Please note that there is a high likelihood that the plans and agenda for March 31 will change. Those interested in items on the agenda are asked to check back regularly for updated information. Current information can be found at fcgov.com/council.

Update (03/20/2020):

Due to the lack of quorum, City Council conducted no business on Tuesday, March 17th. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for March 31st. More information will be available soon regarding the agenda, and opportunities for remote public participation.

Update (03/16/2020)

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 postponement.

Update (11/20/2019):

City Council Second Reading of the rezoning for the former Hughes Stadium site has been moved to January 21st, 2020 to accommodate the review of an ethics complaint that has been submitted to the City. City Council will take public comment at this hearing. The hearing will take place at a regular Council Meeting in Council chambers at 6:00 PM, 300 Laporte Ave. The meeting can also be viewed live at this link: https://www.fcgov.com/fctv/

Update (11/5/2019):

The City Council will take public comment, deliberate and vote on the rezoning of the former Hughes Stadium site. The hearing begins at 6:00 PM in Council chambers, 300 Laporte Ave. The meeting can also be viewed live at this link: https://www.fcgov.com/fctv/

Update (9/16/2019):

Hughes Site Rezoning - Planning and Zoning Board Hearing

Hello everyone - The agendas and materials for the work session and hearing have now been posted. This will include public comment made so far. They can be viewed by visiting this link (to go straight to the Hughes item, scroll to page 44): (External link)https://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/planning-zoning.php(External link)

Hearing: On September 19th, the Planning and Zoning Board will conduct a public hearing at 6:00PM at City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave, Council Chambers. At the hearing, City staff will present a rezoning recommendation based on their analysis related to CityPlan and public comments. You are encouraged to make public comment at the hearing. If you cannot attend the hearing, you can watch it live here: (External link)https://www.fcgov.com/fctv/video-archive.php?search=PLANNING%20ZONING(External link) If you would like to make public comment prior to the hearing, please email them to: devreviewcomments@fcgov.com

Hughes Stadium Redevelopment: This is the hub of engagement for the Hughes Stadium Redevelopment proposal. Please visit this page for up-to-date information, including proposal documents, neighborhood meeting notes, neighborhood meeting announcements, public hearing announcements, development review process, Frequently Asked Questions and public commentary. You can also sign up to receive e-mail updates when new items are posted. City staff contact information can also be found on the page.


Update: Hughes Stadium Redevelopment Rezoning Neighborhood Meeting

Hello everyone! Thank you for such a great turnout at the Rezoning neighborhood meeting last night (August 8th). Please find the boards posted here: https://ourcity.fcgov.com/812/documents/5632 The file is quite large so please let us know if you have any trouble accessing it. Other documents used that night can be found in the documents library here: https://ourcity.fcgov.com/hughes_stadium_redevelopment/documents

On July 16, Fort Collins City Council voted to initiate a rezoning process for the former Hughes Stadium site.

Based on this, City staff will recommend zoning district(s) on the site separate from a development proposal. Once City staff compiles a recommendation based on City Plan (the City’s Comprehensive Plan), including the Structure Plan Map , City staff will present that recommendation, along with all public comments received, to the Planning and Zoning Board at a public hearing.

The Planning and Zoning Board will make a recommendation to City Council. City Council will ultimately decide the assigned zoning at a public hearing, considering public comment, the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board and evidence provided by City staff. These public hearings have not yet been scheduled. Once the public hearings are scheduled, the hearing dates, times and locations will be publicized through notification letters and postings to the OurCity page .

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.

If you are not able to attend the Neighborhood Meeting, the materials will be posted on the Our City site on the day of the event. We are collecting public comment throughout the process. Public comment can be provided on the Our City page, through email, hardcopy letters or by phone.

Please stay engaged throughout the process. We look forward to seeing you on Aug. 8!

Update, 4/30/2019

Thank you for all of your comments related to the Hughes Stadium Redevelopment. They will be saved and given to the applicant/developer team and will be used during the review process. The team has not yet submitted an application but the City anticipates that will happen soon.

Frequently Asked Questions for Traffic and Natural areas have been posted in the "Document Library" on this page (to the right).

Welcome to the Old Hughes Stadium Redevelopment page. Here you will find all of the public documents related to the proposal as they are submitted, an explanation of the review process and steps, and opportunities for you to be involved.

This site will be updated regularly as the development proposal moves through the City's development review process. You can sign up for updates as they are made.

This page is meant to function as the hub of public engagement for this proposal, however hardcopy letters will still be sent within the project notification area when another neighborhood meeting is scheduled as well as the public hearings.

Comments made on this site will be read by City staff and the applicant team. At the first stage of engagement, comments made here will be summarized for inclusion in the Decision-Makers' packet and will serve to populate an FAQ as questions arise. As the project progresses, the engagement tools on this site will change and become more specific to the proposal as those documents are submitted. Specific reactions to the proposal will be given verbatim to the Decision-Makers. Comments made on this page, as well as any comments made to City staff through email, are considered public documents. For questions about this, please call or email City staff.