Public notification increased for land use public hearings

The Littleton City Council decided September 6 to allow the 90 moratorium on development applications in the B-2 Zone District to expire. In an effort to increase citizen engagement, the council voted to deliver written public notice to all property owners within 700 feet of a land use application when a public hearing will be held before the planning board and city council.

A joint study session was held with the planning board June 28 and an open house was held July 14 to hear citizen input. Feedback was also gathered on the website. While no additional amendments to the B-2 Zone District were approved, topics considered were: height, location, adjacent properties, residential uses, community character, property rights, and the development review process. Uses in the B-2 Zone District are primarily retail sales and personal services.