City hosts open house on planning for CSU employees

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Fort Collins is often ranked nationally as a top place to live, great place to start a business or ideal location to retire. In many ways, the city’s features and culture are shaped by its college-town status. Nearly 70 percent of Colorado State University’s state classified personnel, 76 percent of administrative professional employees and 86 percent of faculty live in Fort Collins.

An open house on campus for all CSU employees presents an opportunity provide ideas and feedback about the city’s future as it updates the city plan, transportation master plan and transit master plan. These three plans help guide the direction for our built environment and what the community could look and feel like in the future.

The open house is from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with a presentation by city staff at 5 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room. More information

The open house provides an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about three possible futures for Fort Collins: livability, sustainability, and community, and will explore a variety of questions including housing needs and how people will move around the city.

The event is drop-in style from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with a presentation at 5 p.m. The presentation will dig deeper into the three scenarios to gather feedback about benefits, tradeoffs, and potential impacts of future land use and transportation choices.

No RSVP is required, and refreshments will be provided.

An online survey is also available until Oct. 22 for those who cannot attend the open house.

A survey regarding transportation needs and behavior is also available. Results will be used to help improve the Fort Collins transportation system. You can complete the survey online of by downloading an app on your smartphone through Google Play or the Apple Store.