Colorado: Petition drive against Old Town Fort Collins house-size limit fails

Mon, Apr 22 2013 — Source: The Coloradoan

Efforts to overturn new limits on the size of homes in historic neighborhoods near downtown Fort Collins have come up short.

A petition drive calling for the repeal of an ordinance setting tighter standards for the square footage, height and design of houses in the Eastside and Westside neighborhoods wound up 43 signatures short of the minimum needed to force action by the City Council, said organizer Jill Kuch.

Petitioners had until 5 p.m. Thursday to turn in 2,809 signatures of registered voters supporting the repeal. If enough signatures had been collected, the council would have been required to repeal the ordinance or have city voters decide the matter through an election.