Pat Ferrier, Fort Collins Coloradoan
Published 11:56 a.m. MT March 20, 2019 | Updated 8:33 a.m. MT March 21, 2019
Fort Collins developer JD Padilla has submitted preliminary plans for nearly 250 new homes to be built on South Timberline Road.
The vacant agriculture land, part of the Rennat property, would be subdivided into 246 lots for single-family home lots as well as two-family units, according to preliminary plans filed with the city of Fort Collins.
Padilla is scheduled to meet with city planning officials Wednesday, March 27, for a preliminary design review. He did not return phone calls seeking comment.
The 57-acre triangular parcel owned by the Harry O. Rennat Trust and Ingrid M. Rennat Family Trust, has small frontage along Timberline Road across from Bacon Elementary and Zephyr Road in southeast Fort Collins. It is just south of the Hansen property slated for development and just north of the Crowne at Timberline apartments.
Access to the property would be served by a public street connection from the Hansen property and an extension of Zephyr Road and Rosen Drive to the south and east, according to plans.
The site is adjacent to two other residential projects working their way through the city's planning and development review process.
Wingspan Development Group, with offices in Illinois and Wisconsin, has proposed 240 apartments on 10 acres of the Hansen Farm northwest of the intersection of Timberline and Zephyr roads. It is adjacent to 55 acres the Landhuis Co. plans to develop into 184 single-family detached and attached homes on 55 acres of the Hansen Farm.
The opportunity exists on the Rennat project to coordinate the extension of Zephyr Drive and other street connections to Hansen Farm and south to the Linden Park neighborhood, a future neighborhood park, off-street trail network and the initial phase of a commercial center, Senior Planner Pete Wray said.
This Rennat property is among a handful of sites Padilla is developing throughout Fort Collins. Construction is in full swing on The Wyatt, 366 apartments on the southwest corner of Harmony and Strauss Cabin roads. He owns the property just east of The Wyatt at Harmony and I-25 on which he is planning a mixed-use project, and he is also planning Morning Star, a senior-living complex in Old Town Fort Collins at North College Avenue and Cherry Street.
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