The next Planning/Zoning Board meeting will revisit the topic of approving the proposed day care center on Miles House. You can find all details about the meeting and the agenda at the link below. The location of the meeting, how to send in comments ahead of time, and other details are also available via this link:
From the City today:
The City of Fort Collins has hired a contractor to construct the Sharp Point / Nancy Gray Connection Project. The project consists of a roadway connection between Sharp Point / Midpoint and Nancy Gray including asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, and a railroad crossing. The new roadway will also provide a safe, legal connection across the Great Western Railway with direct access to the Poudre River Trail. Traffic impacts are expected to be minor. Construction is anticipated to begin in April and last approximately 90 days.
As part of the project, Great Western Railway will construct a new roadway crossing at the railroad tracks including full railroad signalization. City staff are working with the Federal Railroad Administration, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and Great Western to establish a railroad quiet zone. Train horns are expected during construction and for approximately 30 days after the new signals are installed and tested for safety requirements.
A map of the project area is attached.
Project dates are estimates based on favorable conditions; variances may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
For more information about the Sharp Point / Nancy Gray Connection Project , please visit fcgov.com/engineering/sharppoint or call the Engineering Department at 970-221-6605. For information about railroad safety, please visit the Operation Lifesaver website at www.oli.org.
The City will be hosting another Open House meeting regarding the connection project for Nancy Gray/Sharp Point that will be under construction this spring. You can drop by anytime during this meeting and ask the city reps your questions and share your concerns about the project. You should have received a postcard in the mail with a notice about this meeting too. The meeting details are:
Wednesday March 6th, 5-7pm
Bucking Horse Apartments Clubhouse
You can also find more details on the project at fcgov.com/engineering/sharppoint
Sylvia, the liaison for the City who was the moderator of the neighborhood meeting on Jan 14th just sent out these notes to those that were in attendance. Since not everyone was there, or your email address may not have been recorded accurately, I'm sharing what she just sent out. I will also post this on FB and the Bucking Horse website.
Good afternoon, everyone –
Please find attached the notes from the Sunshine House proposal neighborhood meeting from January 14, 2019. Thank you for your patience with us in getting these out. I realize there may have been people at the meeting who missed the sign-in sheet. I may also have misread hand-writing. Please distribute these notes to your neighbors. Also, they will be available on this page in the coming days: https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/agendas.php
Please let me know if you have questions about these notes or if you feel that your questions or concerns were missed. Please send additional comments to me and/or Ted Shepard: TSHEPARD@fcgov.com
Here are next steps for the project:
The Major Amendment was submitted on January 24th.
Staff comments will be provided to the applicant and design team on February 13th.
At that point, it will be up to the applicant and consultants to respond to staff comments and re-submit their plans accordingly.
The Planning and Zoning Board hearing has not been scheduled yet.
Documents related to this submittal, including the traffic study and site plan, can be found here:http://citydocs.fcgov.com/?scope=doctype&dn=Current+Planning&dt=SUBMITTAL+DOCUMENTS+-+ROUND+1&vid=185&q=MJA190001&cmd=search
You may also search for “MJA190001” at citydocs.fcgov.com for all updated information, including all rounds of review. Please contact me if you need assistance in navigating this system or would like access to a particular document.
Sylvia Tatman-Burruss | Development Review Liaison
Neighborhood Services, City of Fort Collins
Link to the attachment she sent: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uqx8mx35xw8x1vl/BuckHorseSunshineHousenei.pdf?dl=0
Last week there was an Open House with the City to discuss the upcoming connection project at Nancy Gray/Sharp Point in the Estates/Apartments section of the neighborhood.
The City is planning another neighborhood meeting in March, which I will share here once I have dates and details. All residents in the zone the City feels is affected will also receive a notification to their homes directly from the City.
The City is still working with the Federal Railroad Commission on the Quiet Zone for the train that will cross this intersection multiple times a day.
Below are links to the project status page on the City website and an “FAQ” guide the City created about the project.
To share your concerns, please email the City’s Project Manager Caleb Feaver at email@example.com
Project summary webpage: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/sharppoint
FAQ document from the City: https://www.fcgov.com/engineering/files/19-20722-sharp-point-nancy-gray-connection-faq-handout-engineering.pdf
The button below is linked to the City’s website where you can keep up with the filings and the approval process for the proposed Sunshine House in Bucking Horse. My current understanding from the City is that it is not officially approved yet, but it is moving forward in the process.
To share your concerns, please contact planner Ted Shepard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Passing this info through from Gino and the development team at Bellisimo:
Background - the approval process for the Sunshine House includes a traffic study update requirement that is scoped by a city traffic engineer. The details of what intersections are to be studied is dictated by the city traffic engineer. The applicant is required to hire and pay for a traffic engineer to complete the study and submit it to the city traffic engineer for review. The intent is to ensure that when the project is built the roads still meet a level of functionality.
Neighbors raised a concern about the traffic study during the neighborhood meeting. One of the concerns was that the scope of the traffic study was limited to the Miles House and Drake intersection. Following the neighborhood meeting our traffic engineer contacted the city traffic engineer to share the concern and ask her if she wanted to increase the scope to include Nancy Gray and Miles House and Nancy Gray and Timberline. The city traffic engineer did not see merit in increasing the scope, however, the Bellisimo team decided to ask the project’s engineer to increase the scope to include Nancy Gray and Miles House. We did agree with the city engineer and did not include Nancy Gary and Timberline. This is a fully controlled intersection that they already collect data for. And, any adjustments needed will be completed through timing of the existing traffic signals.
Bottom line - we heard traffic concerns at the meeting and although the city did not require it, we increased our private study to include the Nancy Gary / Miles House intersection too.
If you have questions related to the traffic study, please submit them via the Community Coordinator button on this page and I will do my best to find answers. I will also make sure the traffic subcommittee meetings are posted here on the Events page, so if you’d like to volunteer your time for 2019 to be a member of that committee and have an impact on traffic issues in the neighborhood, you can join us at those meetings.
Lindsay, Community Coordinator