Midtown Plan

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Fort Collins Midtown Plan, presented to the South Fort Collins Business Association on 9/25/13.

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Midtown Plan

  1. 1. 1 South Fort Collins Business Association September 25, 2013 www.fcgov.com/midtown Midtown Plan An Urban Design Vision for a Revitalized Corridor
  2. 2. 2 Plan Area North Boundary: Prospect Road South Boundary: ¼ mile south of Harmony Road East Boundary: Commercial on east side of College Avenue West Boundary: Mason Corridor
  3. 3. 3 Why Midtown? Midtown Plan
  4. 4. 4 Process Existing Conditions • July – October 2012 • Tour the corridor • Stakeholder outreach Design Concepts • November – January • Community workshop • City Council work session Draft Plan • February – June • Stakeholder outreach • Public open house Adopt Plan • October 2013
  5. 5. 5 Vision Vibrant Urban Destination Transit- & Pedestrian- Oriented
  6. 6. 6 Pedestrian Promenade • Parallel to MAX • Future redevelopment orients to promenade • Dotted line = pedestrian connection, not full promenade
  7. 7. 7 Frontage Roads Use combination of frontage roads and wide, detached paths for north-south biking along College Avenue Create alternative design for frontage roads that allows cars, bikes, and pedestrians to share the street.
  8. 8. 8 Improved Intersections Reduce conflicts by increasing visibility, predictability and awareness with other road users
  9. 9. 9 Character Areas Gardens Arts & Entertainment Innovation • Break down length of corridor • Unique design themes for each expressed through: • Signs • Benches • Planters • Bike Racks
  10. 10. 10 Public Space 1 large public space per Character Area Network of interconnected walkways, smaller courtyards & plazas
  11. 11. 11 Site Design • Achieve excellence in design • Promote creativity • Provide open spaces and habitat • Enhance pedestrian experience • Keep automobile subordinate
  12. 12. 12 Implementation Strategy • Promote Midtown’s vision • Engage the private sector – coordination between public and private entities essential • Incentivize new investment – Financing and regulatory tools • Set priorities for implementation – Continue coordination with the South Fort Collins Business Association
  13. 13. 13 Next Steps • City Council, October 1 – Resolution to adopt the Midtown Plan
  14. 14. 14 Thank You www.fcgov.com/midtown

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