Energy-efficient living spaces, an indoor vertical farming and aquaponic center, a public market and collaborative workspaces are all expected features of the Sugar Beet District Project, proposed for north Fort Collins by developer Mickey Willis and his team.
The comprehensive planned community would be constructed adjacent to the former Fort Collins Sugar Beet Factory, just north of the Cache la Poudre River, Mickey Willis said. It could be an outlet for Fort Collins’ working-age population, particularly Colorado State University graduates, with spaces for living, work and play.
The final proposal will be submitted in the next six months to the Fort Collins City Council, Willis said.
“We want to create that space that will encourage graduates to stick around and make a life here,” said Carson Willis, son of Mickey and the community benefit director.
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