Efforts to advance a complete makeover of S. College Avenue within the Midtown Business Improvement District (BID) are underway, thanks to a $200,000 commitment of BID funds and a $300,000 of City of Fort Collins funds to advance preliminary construction documents for a significant portion of the corridor. The study is specifically focused on S. College Avenue from Drake to Boardwalk, the portion of Midtown covered by the BID.
The commitment of funds advances the design process to make many of the ideas included in the 2014 Midtown in Motion Plan and the 2013 Midtown Plan a reality. Both plans aimed to make S. College Avenue safer for all forms of travel, improve bicycle and pedestrian amenities as well as connections to MAX, and create a high-quality and attractive street that is truly a destination. The Midtown Plan includes high-level concepts for S. College Avenue and establishes a vision for a mixed-use multimodal corridor. Midtown in Motion built on those concepts and visions to produce a preferred design concept for S. College Avenue.
The following maps and images were shared at a May 31, 2023 Community Open House to solicit feedback on the conceptual approach to the redesign of the street. Upcoming workshops and engagement with the community, the City and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will help continue to refine and shape a bold vision for the future of the street and the community. For more information on the S. College Ave. redesign, contact Jamie Giellis, Midtown BID Executive Director, at email@example.com.