Envision Littleton Works Towards Draft Plans

Envision Littleton reached a major milestone on June 25 with the release of the draft Land Use and Character Map. On that same day, the joint leadership of city council and the planning commission, explored the next 20 years for the city through four small group exercises. This map is available at EnvisionLittleton.org. The June 25 workshop was the first opportunity for joint leadership to work interactively with the two expert consultant teams, KKC and HDR. Exercises were focused on both the Comprehensive Plan and the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). Members had the chance to delve into the Comprehensive Plan by providing feedback on the draft Future Land Use and Character Map as well as discuss policy questions around housing and economic development. The activities for the TMP discussed objectives, potential strategies, and policies that address key values such as quality of life, community, and general mobility. “Envision is a project that requires us all to be very, very engaged and that was evident tonight,” said Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman, adding, “you get your best work when you start with yes, and when everything is a possibility and nothing is off the table.” The draft Comprehensive Plan and TMP will be available for public review and comment starting August 14 as the city continues its community outreach throughout the summer. Save the date for some great upcoming Envision Littleton events: • August 3 – The Envision Littleton Street Fair at the Twilight Criterium will be a family-fun event and bring the community together to learn about the Envision Littleton project, gather meaningful input, and experience hands-on project demonstrations to imagine the next 20 years in the city. • August 14 – Draft Comprehensive and Transportation Master Plans are released and public comment period begins. • August 28 – Envision Littleton will host a telephone town hall dedicated to the draft Comprehensive and Transportation Master Plans. The staff looks forward to questions and an interactive dialogue with the community. • September 12 – The fourth and final Envision Littleton speaker series will combine a showcase of the Santa Fe and River corridor along with an inspirational keynote from Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities. This event will be held in the Summit Room on the ACC campus from 6-8 p.m. • September 16 – The last day to submit comments on the draft Comprehensive and Transportation Master Plans.