Decision Time on Woodward

As you know through communications from the Chamber and from stories in the media, Woodward is looking for a location for their corporate headquarters. Thursday night February 21 is a very important step in the process as the City Planning & Zoning Board will consider a planned development proposal on land at the northwest corner of Mulberry and Lemay. It is called the Link-n-Greens Development Plan, PDP #130001.

Here’s how you can help:

· Show Your Support of Woodward by Attending the Planning and Zoning Meeting.
Thursday, February 21
6pm (note that the LDS Temple is first on the agenda)
 City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave

· Speak at the Planning and Zoning Meeting.
Thursday, February 21
6pm (note that the LDS Temple is first on the agenda)
City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave

Comments don’t need to be long – two to three minutes is great.  Make sure to share thoughts in support of the PDP being presented.  While Woodward as a member of the community, jobs, and economic development are all important, the Planning & Zoning Board is specifically focused on issues related to the site plan itself.  If possible, testimony should focus in how this site plan provides for a good infill use, improves the opportunity for integration of the river corridor, connects the Lincoln Avenue area with downtown, demonstrates quality architecture, etc.

· Sending a letter to the Planning and Zoning Board.
Letters need to be received by noon on Wednesday, February 20
Send to:  Jason Holland (city staff member managing the project): jholland@fcgov.com

It is important for people to be “on the record” of the meeting (by testimony or submitted letter) in case the plan is appealed.  You can only speak at an appeal if you were on the original record for the PDP.

The agenda for the Planning and Zoning Board can be found on the web site at: http://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/planning-zoning.php

This is a critically important decision for the community. How this meeting goes will go a long way in determining whether Woodward stays and expands in Fort Collins.