Fort Collins planning and zoning OKs Woodward plan
The plan can now move forward through the city's review process. Planning and zoning approval means that the plan meets all land-use codes for the city.
During the public testimony portion of the evening, eight community members addressed the board, and all spoke in favor of the project.
Two modifications sought by Woodward to the city code also were granted. Modifications can be made if they are not "detrimental to the public good."
The first modification allows the development of parking lots between the buildings that Woodward will construct on what is now the Link-N-Greens property at Mulberry Street and Lemay Avenue and the nearby Poudre River.
The other modification allows two buildings near the river to be two stories tall instead of stepping down to one story, as is required in city code.
City staff also suggested seven conditions for the approval of the plan, some more technical than others.
Woodward objected to one of these conditions, and
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