212 new apartments headed for north Fort Collins

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A preliminary look at how three apartment buildings might be located on 7 acres off North College Avenue, south of Suniga Road and west of Jerome Street in Old Town North. The three buildings would include a total of 212 apartments.

With a fair amount of undeveloped or underdeveloped land available compared to the rest of the Fort Collins, developers are looking to north Fort Collins for opportunities to build. 

Residential contractor Black Timber Builders has an option to buy three lots in between Chipper’s Lanes and the Old Town North subdivision to build a new apartment complex.

The site, about 7 acres, includes two lots that were originally planned as part of the 2002 Old Town North Overall Development Plan. Black Timber will discuss its plan at a virtual neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. 

The company has proposed 212 apartments in a trio of three- and four-story buildings. One building would include about 3,000 square feet of commercial space. 

Black Timber principal Kyle Meyer met with city planners in August to review conceptual plans.   

The L-shaped northern building would front Suniga Road and Jerome Street. The middle building would be three stories and shaped in a U fronting Jerome Street. The southernmost building would be along the Lake Canal ditch, according to preliminary sketches. 

“We love the proximity to Old Town,” Meyer previously told the Coloradoan. “Infill sites are right up our alley to go produce something special.”

Portions of the site are in the city’s 100-year floodplain, requiring the site to be graded to bring it above the base flood level. When that happens, the company said it will begin the process to remove the property from the floodplain. 

Learn more  

The virtual neighborhood meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday. Information on how to participate will be available at fcgov.com/developmentreview/proposals at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. 

Pat Ferrier is a senior reporter covering business, health care and growth issues in Northern Colorado. Contact her at patferrier@coloradoan.com. Please support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a subscription today.