Fort Collins Council Votes 4-3 to Proceed with Home Size Limits

The Fort Collins City Council voted to proceed with Option A, which includes revised Floor Area Ratio (FAR) limits and a package of other less egregious design guidelines, in the latest proposal to protect neighborhood compatibility in the Eastside and Westside neighborhoods. During the discussion Council members frequently referred to homes that were selected asContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Votes 4-3 to Proceed with Home Size Limits”

Neighborhood Compatibility Issues Postponed by Ethics Question

The City Council began another earnest debate on Feb. 12th concerning the use the floor area ratio (FAR) as a tool to limit “monster homes” in the Eastside and Westside neighborhoods. Mayor pro tem Kelly Ohlson, who has always been an advocate of limiting FAR, said the latest proposal has “dramatically reduced” the effectiveness ofContinue reading “Neighborhood Compatibility Issues Postponed by Ethics Question”

Fort Collins REALTORS® Oppose Floor Area Restrictions

On February 19th the City Council will consider a variety of options intended to protect neighborhood character in the Eastside and Westside areas adjacent to Old Town Fort Collins. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® supports some of the proposed strategies such as design assistance, voluntary design guidelines and the expansion of notifications for variancesContinue reading “Fort Collins REALTORS® Oppose Floor Area Restrictions”

Fort Collins Council Pushing for FAR Restrictions – Again

As reported late last year, after ignoring a consultant’s report at a work session, a few members of the Fort Collins City Council requested that an option to restrict FAR on residential additions or scrape-offs be added to a strategy plan to designed to protect the character of the East Side/West Side Neighborhoods adjacent toContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Pushing for FAR Restrictions – Again”