The North College area is likely to see some more building, renovation and infrastructure improvements now that the City Council, meeting as the URA Board of Commissioners, has approved incentives for business and property owners to improve their curb appeal. The new Storefront Improvement Program was approved June 18, 2013.
Click to read a copy of the storefront guidelines .
Road Improvements Continuing in 2013
Long awaited road improvements and the installation of sidewalks and bike lanes are underway from Vine Drive to Conifer Street. Follow progress of this project on the City's North College Improvements page.
*Note: The North College Plan Area boundaries are presented in yellow on the Project map.
The Fort Collins City Council on October 1 adopted the Midtown Plan that will establish a vision for the development along College Avenue between Prospect and Harmony Roads.
The College Avenue retail corridor is a mix of thriving, updated commercial and tired, outdated vacant store fronts. Not unlike many areas of the country.
Recommendations from the 2010 Midtown Redevelopment Study included:
Investors have purchased the Foothills Mall and are creating plans for revitalization.
The Fort Collins City Council on October 1 approved the Midtown Plan.
The Fort Collins Midtown area is a vibrant, heavily populated core of our community. College Avenue, from Prospect south to Harmony, including the Foothills Mall area, and properties just west of College– including the Mason Corridor, make up Midtown. As the City prepares for MAX Bus Rapid Transit service in 2014, it is putting in place several economic initiatives to drive private investment along the area and encourage connectivity to MAX stations and travel.
The plan seeks to compliment current and forthcoming investment by developing a vision and associated land use tools to guide the design of future redevelopment, and identify opportunities to further enhance streetscapes and multi-modal connectivity.
Please visit this link for additional information: www.fcgov.com/midtown