Welcome to the Oak Street Design Workshop!

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REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE NOW

Join us June 22-28 for a variety of meetings and presentations (scroll down for details).

Registration will be open throughout the workshop. New participants are welcome at any point!




This website is dedicated to design workshop ideation and feedback collection. For detailed background information on this project, visit Oak Street Stormwater Improvements Project.




Workshop Purpose

The Oak Street Design Workshop is a week-long series of virtual meetings and presentations to share your ideas on enhancing the streetscape in the Oak Street project area (image above). Streetscape designs based on your feedback will be developed, shared and updated throughout the week.

Workshop Goal

The goal of the workshop is to develop a design that not only reduces flooding and increases water quality but also reflects the importance of City of Fort Collins and community priorities, interests and values.

How to Participate

  • To participate in live in-person or virtual activities, register here. Once complete, you will receive details to access the workshops.
  • If you do not participate in an event, you may still provide feedback through the tools below. Visit this webpage frequently between June 22-28 for updates. In the right-hand column (desktop version) or by scrolling to the bottom (mobile version), you can view updates by clicking the "Meeting Recordings", "Public Presentation Recordings" and "Design Documents" buttons.
  • To participate in surveys or use the interactive map, click on the dark blue tabs labeled "Engage" or "Interactive Map."
  • If you have questions, please contact Pete Iengo at 970-221-6847


REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE NOW

Join us June 22-28 for a variety of meetings and presentations (scroll down for details).

Registration will be open throughout the workshop. New participants are welcome at any point!




This website is dedicated to design workshop ideation and feedback collection. For detailed background information on this project, visit Oak Street Stormwater Improvements Project.




Workshop Purpose

The Oak Street Design Workshop is a week-long series of virtual meetings and presentations to share your ideas on enhancing the streetscape in the Oak Street project area (image above). Streetscape designs based on your feedback will be developed, shared and updated throughout the week.

Workshop Goal

The goal of the workshop is to develop a design that not only reduces flooding and increases water quality but also reflects the importance of City of Fort Collins and community priorities, interests and values.

How to Participate

  • To participate in live in-person or virtual activities, register here. Once complete, you will receive details to access the workshops.
  • If you do not participate in an event, you may still provide feedback through the tools below. Visit this webpage frequently between June 22-28 for updates. In the right-hand column (desktop version) or by scrolling to the bottom (mobile version), you can view updates by clicking the "Meeting Recordings", "Public Presentation Recordings" and "Design Documents" buttons.
  • To participate in surveys or use the interactive map, click on the dark blue tabs labeled "Engage" or "Interactive Map."
  • If you have questions, please contact Pete Iengo at 970-221-6847
  • The why, what and how behind the Oak Street Design Workshop

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    Why are we doing it?

    Although this is primarily a stormwater, flood control and water quality project, we’ll consider how this significant construction project may be able to support other goals, too. We’ll evaluate which features of Oak Street should remain and be protected, and others that could be rebuilt differently to support safe pedestrian, bike and vehicle connectivity, downtown events and provide healthy natural spaces for the neighborhood.

    How does it work?

    The initial ideas for the Oak Street streetscape will be developed during this design workshop. Community members and City department representatives with intersecting plans and projects are all to participate in the streetscape design ideation and refinement process.

    What is it?

    A public design workshop is an intensive, multi-day design session where city staff, citizens, designers, community leaders and technical experts will collaborate on the street design for Oak Street. The workshop provides a forum for creative ideas and provides both immediate and ongoing feedback loops between designers, stakeholders and the community. More importantly, it allows everyone that participates to have input and authorship in the design.

    The design team will set up a studio and carry out the preliminary design for Oak Street in real time. Group meetings, presentations and design sessions will be held throughout the week. The team will use the input received to develop the design alternatives, testing design ideas and seeking feedback and direction for the corridor.

    The workshop will begin with a kick-off presentation and walking tour. Hands-on design sessions through the week with presentations will allow continual feedback on the work as it is being produced during the open design studios. The public workshop will wrap up with a presentation where the draft work produced during the week will be shared with the community. Although this workshop will direct the basic street design direction, additional feedback and engagement will be sought throughout the project design and construction.

    You are welcome to attend any and all activities and events and to share this information with others.

  • Background: Oak Street Stormwater Improvements Project

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    The Oak Street Stormwater Improvements Project has been identified as a top priority stormwater project for the City because it will significantly contribute to resolving the urban flooding and stormwater quality issues in downtown Fort Collins. It is one of several projects that have been developed as part of the overall Downtown Stormwater Improvement Program (DSIP).

    While primary goals for the project are focused on providing flood mitigation and water quality treatment of stormwater runoff, it is so much more than just a stormwater project.

    Located in historic Old Town and at the heart of the community, the project will work within the framework of the downtown core to sustain its unique character but also incorporate other important objectives where appropriate. These are:

    • replacing aging water and sewer mains to address aging infrastructure needs
    • improvements or enhancements to the multi-modal transportation network in the downtown area
    • enhancing the streetscape that follows guidance from the 2017 Fort Collins Downtown plan to meet the vision for the downtown area
    • protecting, maintaining and enhancing the existing urban forest and canopy
    • align with the Nature in the City program goals of access to nature, high-quality natural spaces and land stewardship
    • incorporating Art in Public Places
    • ensuring that all improvements are sustainable and maintainable so they may be enjoyed for many years into the future