Fort Collins City Council to begin Hughes Stadium rezone

FORT COLLINS — The Fort Collins City Council appears ready to start rezoning the 164-acre site that formerly held Hughes Stadium for a proposed housing development.

The council will begin discussions tonight about the rezoning process for between 600 to 700 homes and condominiums on the site at the far west side of the city, according to city documents.

Lennar Colorado LLC, a subsidiary of national residential developer Lennar Corp., bought the land from Colorado State University earlier this year for $10 million.

However, some residents in nearby neighborhoods have opposed the project, arguing the area can’t handle the added density of hundreds of extra homes and would affect the Maxwell Natural Area to the south and access to the foothills to the west.

City officials intend to hold a neighborhood meeting to hear those concerns on Aug. 8, and the city Planning and Zoning Board will also hold a public hearing on the proposal on Sept. 19.

The council can complete the rezoning as early as its Oct. 1 meeting.

FORT COLLINS — The Fort Collins City Council appears ready to start rezoning the 164-acre site that formerly held Hughes Stadium for a proposed housing development.

The council will begin discussions tonight about the rezoning process for between 600 to 700 homes and condominiums on the site at the far west side of the city, according to city documents.

Lennar Colorado LLC, a subsidiary of national residential developer Lennar Corp., bought the land from Colorado State University earlier this year for $10 million.

However, some residents in nearby neighborhoods have opposed the project, arguing the area can’t handle the added density of hundreds of extra homes and would affect the Maxwell Natural Area to the south and access to the foothills to the west.

City officials intend to hold a neighborhood meeting to hear those concerns on Aug. 8, and the city Planning and Zoning Board will also hold a public hearing on the proposal on Sept. 19.

The council can complete the rezoning as early as its Oct. 1 meeting.