Fort Collins: Silo Decision Victory for Property Rights

Tuesday the City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that designates a barn and milk house on the new Woodward campus as historic landmarks. Woodward consented to the designation. However, the Council did not approve a nonconsensual landmark designation for two silos on the property as requested by a group of local activists (Save Our Silos).

Woodward has spent a considerable sum of money to develop its property in Fort Collins, bringing jobs and revenues to the City. However, under Fort Collins’ historic preservation ordinance, anyone can request landmark designation for a property, even if they do not own it. The company is incorporating some of the materials in its patio seating area but that is unlikely to appease SOS. The ordinance faces more one reading on July 19. View photos of the silos here:

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2016/07/06/council-backs-landmark-status-woodward-buildings/86725304/

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