At its October 6 meeting, the Littleton City Council unanimously approved the second round of amendments to Title 10: Zoning Regulations for Downtown Littleton. These codes were written almost 45 years ago. This interim step is the top priority identified in the city’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan – to modernize zoning codes citywide and transition to a Unified Land Use Code in 2021. The amended Title 10 created a new zone district (DT-Downtown) and divided that district into four character areas.
Other improvements to the code include:
- Simplified zoning with one Downtown Zone District versus seven
- Creation of a character-based approach to zoning with the establishment of the following Character Areas: Downtown Transition (DTA), Downtown Main Street (DMS), Downtown Mixed Use (DMU), and Downtown Neighborhood (DNR).
- More specific controls on building height, scale, bulk, placement, and other land development standards.
- Predictability in the development process.
- Decrease of emphasis on building use and more attention to the look and feel of the building and site design.
- Creation, and in some cases maintenance, of mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented areas.
- Implementation of the 2019 Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan vision, goals, and policies.
Visit the EnvisionLittleton.org project site for additional information