Fox Grove Overall Development Plan Approval and Annexation
Fox Grove background
Fox Grove is a proposed residential development on about 36 acres south of where Carriage Parkway is blocked off and west of the green space behind Brumby Lane. Carriage Parkway will be the only entrance into Fox Grove until Carriage is extended to Prospect Road to the south. The original plan was for single family, duplex, triplex and condo units and there was very little open space. The HOA Board strongly opposed the original plan and asked for lower density and more open space. Eventually the City planning staff supported the same and the developer submitted a revised plan with single family homes only and more open space.
When the Fox Grove development was first proposed, the HOA Board began to dig into the possibility of annexation into Fort Collins. The original plan was that we would be annexed into Fort Collins, but Fort Collins and Timnath reached an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) in 2009 which placed us in Timnath’s Growth Management Area (GMA). The HOA Board circulated a petition within Clydesdale Park and 257 residents and lot owners signed it requesting annexation into Fort Collins. The Board formally requested annexation. Fort Collins and Timnath reopened their IGA and at least in draft form Clydesdale Park is back in the Fort Collins GMA. Fort Collins officials have said they will proceed with our annexation once that amended IGA is final. The annexation process generally takes about three months once it begins.
Update as of April 11, 2014:
Fox Grove Overall Development Plan (ODP) Approved
The Planning and Zoning Board approved the proposed ODP on Thursday, April 10th. This included approval for modifications to the land use code that reduces housing density and increases open space by a reduction in density to 3 homes per acre, permitting single family homes within ¼ of I25, and permitting single family homes throughout. Thank you for those of you who wrote letters, attended the hearing, and yielded time to the HOA Board to make our case. Hopefully the Project Development Plan will look like the concept plan we saw earlier. We were not successful in getting a separate entrance for construction vehicles, but were successful at pointing out the importance of safety and sediment controls when construction vehicles do use Carriage Parkway in the future.
Annexation is still on hold
We are still waiting for Fort Collins to proceed with our annexation request and are still told that finalizing the amended agreement with Timnath is the hold up. Board members plan to address the City Council when the agreement is read, hopefully soon. Realistically, the annexation process might not proceed for another month or so. In the meantime, the Fox Grove developer said he intends to hold off a little on his next plan submission hoping that we will have been annexed by then. We will request in the strongest terms that final plans for Fox Grove are not approved until we are annexed.
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Below are some documents regarding the Fox Grove ODP Approval and Annexation. (These were also e-mailed to all Homeowners. If you want to be on the e-mail list, contact the Executive Board.)
Fox Grove Concept Plan - 2014-02-14
Tax and Services Brief on Consequence of Annexation - 2013-08-30
Growth Management Area Letter to FC Mayor - 2013-07-21
Overall Development Plan Condition Letter to FC Mayor - 2014-03-27
Talking Points for P&Z Board ODP Meeting - 2014-04-18
HOA Petition Letter to FC Mayor re Annexation - 2013-10-15