New Vote All But Nixes Plans for 700 Homes at Hughes Stadium Site
The rezoning of an area that could have held 700 single-family homes had been approved in an initial vote by the Fort Collins City Council in late 2019. But now, the latest vote has left the site's fate unclear.
According to the Coloradoan, CSU has a $10 million deal in place with a national builder, Lennar, that wants to put in 600-700 single-family homes at the former site of the CSU Rams home stadium.
In November of 2019, the Fort Collins City Council gave their initial approval for rezoning the Hughes Stadium area for more than 600 homes, which went against the recommended maximum of less than 550. In a second vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the vote was deadlocked, with no result.
Lennar has been extending the close of the deal to see what the results of the rezoning would be, which would determine how many homes they could build on the land.
Since the vote on Tuesday was a tie, there will be no new developments on what homes, if any, can be built in the area. Instead, it was suggested that the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning board come up with a new recommendation.
What Lennar plans to do is still up in the air.
Get more on the latest vote and the future of the Hughes Stadium site from the Coloradoan HERE.