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Larimer County

Urban Area
Street Standards

  • Adopted January 2, 2001
  • Repealed and reenacted, Effective October 2, 2002
  • Repealed and reenacted, Effective April 2, 1007
  • Updates to Appendix C, H, & I - Effective March 1, 2013

Larimer County, City of Loveland, and City of Fort Collins have adopted the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards. These Standards apply to the design and construction of new and reconstructed streets within the two cities and within the Growth Management Areas for Fort Collins and Loveland within Larimer County.

Contact:   Traci Shambo     (970)498-5701    Send E-mail


Larimer County together with the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins are in the process of making technical revisions and corrections to portions of Chapter 16 (Pedestrian Facilities), Chapter 22 (Materials and Construction Specifications), Chapter 25 (Reconstruction and Repair), and Appendix A (Standard Drawings).

Chapter 16 (Pedestrian Facilities) is an update to the sidewalk thickness requirement to be 6" in all cases, which was implemented with the revisions in 2007 but was not reflected in all applicable locations in the Standards.

Chapter 22 (Materials and Construction Specifications) and Chapter 25 (Reconstruction and Repair) includes updates to the asphalt pavement terminology and specifications and methods sections to reflect current asphalt industry standards. The proposed changes were initiated by a collection of stakeholders from the public and private sector, including the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA).

Appendix A (Standard Drawings) includes updates to selected standard drawings pertaining to ADA curb ramps and driveway approaches in order to reflect current industry standards and provide clearer and more detailed guidance.

The proposed revisions to the Standards can be found using the following links:

Schedule for Comment and Adoption:

Please submit any comments or questions regarding the proposed revisions to Traci Shambo by email or (970) 498-5701 by Monday, December 22nd.

The Larimer County Planning Commission public hearing concerning these revisions will be on Wednesday January 21st at 6:30 p.m. The following hearing will be with the Larimer County Board of Commissioners on February 17th at 3:00 p.m. Both hearings will be held in the Hearing Room of the Larimer County Courthouse Offices at 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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