Mineral Light Rail Station planning process update

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An open house to discuss the Mineral Station Framework Plan is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Carson Nature Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Community members are encouraged to stop by anytime during the open house to review the draft and provide comments and feedback.

The plan is intended to provide direction to the city’s efforts to improve Santa Fe (US 85) and the Santa Fe and Mineral Avenue intersection. Future planning and decision-making for this area of the city has the potential to enhance the fiscal health and sustainability of Littleton, as well as strengthen the city’s sense of community and livability.

The Littleton Mineral Light Rail Station serves the Southwest Corridor Light Rail for the Regional Transportation District (RTD). The station opened in 2000, and is one of the busiest and most utilized stations within the entire RTD system. Mineral Station is located at the Santa Fe and Mineral Avenue intersection, which is also one of the busiest intersections in Littleton. Additionally, the Mary Carter Greenway regional trail system, and main entrance into the South Platte Park’s Carson Nature Center, is accessed through the station property.

The study area for the framework plan includes the Mineral Station property, and approximately one-half mile around the light rail station. Existing uses within the area include the park-n-ride, light rail station, recreational trails, parks, open space, well established residential neighborhoods, and commercial uses. There is also an approximately 110-acre private property south of Mineral Avenue.

The plan also outlines the city initiated Planning Environmental Linkage (PEL) process and timeline for improving Santa Fe. It identifies existing conditions of the study area and articulates the community’s goals with actionable steps including things like transportation and circulation; recreation, open space, parks and trails; character and design; and land use. All of these goals are based on feedback from prior community engagement for the Mineral Station planning process.

For more information, visit littletonplans.org.