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 Discusses Neighborhood Character Regulations

On November 27th the City Council had its first chance to provide input on a report focused on the Eastside-Westside neighborhoods and the latest recommendations intended to preserve neighborhood character. City staff and consultants hoped to move forward quickly with some simple ideas such as expanding the notification area (when a property owner intends toContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Discusses Neighborhood Character Regulations”