The Foothills - Fort Collins, Colorado
R.A. Smith National is providing entitlement, site layout, civil engineering and design services to Alberta Development for the revitalization of this 77-acre regional shopping center at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The shopping center is located off College Avenue, roughly a mile and a half south of Colorado State University's Main Campus, and will be anchored by Macy’s, several junior anchors and a cinema. The redevelopment of this major retail destination is exciting news for the city of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado!
The shopping center will assume a hybrid lifestyle center format, combining elements of the existing enclosed mall along with new building elements and common spaces. To make way for these improvements, the existing mall will be partially demolished and completely remodeled. The outlots located around the site will also be completely redeveloped. Additional planned improvements include new pedestrian/bike trails, a new pedestrian connection from a nearby high-speed bus route (currently under construction), a new parking structure, multi-modal transportation facilities (pedestrian, bike, bus and cars), several types of residential housing, and relocation of an onsite irrigation ditch.