City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University near to completing stadium IGA

 The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University staff teams are nearing completion of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to help mitigate potential community and neighborhood impacts from construction of a new, on-campus stadium at CSU.

The proposed IGA outlines shared understandings around a wide range of issues, including improvements to the transportation network for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians, as well as how event-day management will be handled once the stadium is built.

As part of the University’s commitment to meet the spirit of the City’s Site Plan Advisory Review (SPAR) process, staff from the City and CSU will jointly present the proposed IGA at a Planning & Zoning Board work session on Friday, March 6, at 2:30 p.m. Since this is a work session, there is no opportunity for public comment; however, in anticipation of broad community interest on this topic, the work session will be held at City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave., and televised live on the City’s Cable Channel 14.

City Manager Darin Atteberry and CSU President Tony Frank both support this approach. “We believe our community and the IGA will benefit from engaging the expertise of the Planning & Zoning Board,” Frank said. “The P&Z discussion is an important step in the process and will be useful in advising City Council as they consider the draft IGA,” noted Atteberry.

The IGA is scheduled to be considered by City Council on March 17, at which point public comment will be accepted. The University will continue to consider input as it works through the final pre-construction phases of planning.