On Tuesday, October 15, the Littleton City Council will consider the draft Comprehensive and Transportation Master Plans for adoption.
The two plans are the result of a community-driven process that began in March, 2018. The emphasis has always been to go out into the community and listen through small group sessions and interviews. Last year’s efforts included 42 pop-up events to build awareness and encourage idea sharing for the future. In 2018, Envision Littleton sought to renew and create partnerships that would build lasting relationships to not only plan for the next 20 years, but implement the plans that deliver on the unifying vision adopted in December 2018.
This year, Envision Littleton has been building on last year’s input and doubled the number of presentations and discussions, grew email subscribers and added things like a street fair, a telephone town hall, and a four-part speaker series. The 18-month Envision Littleton process has included almost 8,000 in-person conversations and over 64,000 electronic communications. Both draft plans were available for public review and comment from August 14 through September 16. The Joint Leadership of city council and the planning commission will review public comment at an October 8, study session. The planning commission will consider the draft plans for recommendation to city council for adoption on October 14.
Reflecting on the last 18 months, City Manager Mark Relph said, “we have spent an enormous amount of time and energy with our community trying to first understand their shared values and talk with them about the vision of our community for the next 20 years. We’ve done a lot of work to listen as best we could and these plans represent our attempt to capture what we heard.” Relph emphasized to the city council at the release of the two drafts that, “These documents represent one of the biggest decisions that this city will make for years to come, the policy direction for the next 20 years.”
All members of the community are encouraged to attend or tune-in to the regular city council meeting for consideration of the resolution adopting the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m.