In 2004, the City’s Fort Collins Downtown Strategic Plan identified the alleys in the Downtown area as an untapped opportunity for enhanced pedestrian connections.
In 2006, Trimble Court and Tenney Court were the the first two alleys to be enhanced.
In 2008, the DDA engaged local design firm Russell+Mills Studios to create a master plan of the alleys between CSU, Downtown and the River District. This master plan is a vision for what the alleys could potentially become with both public and private investments.
In 2010, the first two alleys designed for full vehicular access were constructed; Old Firehouse Alley West and Montezuma Fuller Alley.
In 2011, Dalzell Alley was completed between Laurel and West Myrtle across from CSU.
In 2018, two additional alleys were completed; Beardmore/Godinez/Reidhead Alleys, which includes a beautiful cable art feature and Old Firehouse Alley East/Seckner Alley with an interactive wall mural painted by Peeta and brought to life by Alt Ethos.
In 2022, two new alleys were completed: Tenney Court North that features vinyl wrap mural installations at select locations on the façade of the Civic Center Parking Structure, and West Oak Street Alley with fan art structures at the access points.
In 2022, two new alleys are under design with construction planned for 2023. Find out more.