Santa Fe and the River are TOP priorities
As a key stakeholder, you are hopefully aware that the Littleton City Council has made the Santa Fe River Corridor a major priority for 2019-21. Our shared goal is to work directly with you and the other stakeholders along the corridor to identify land-use opportunities adjacent to the river corridor.
Our last corridor-wide stakeholder gathering was in February 2019, but internally we have been achieving some major milestones to prepare for your further input as well as next steps. On April 8, City staff held an internal planning charrette to explore the initial planning for the Santa Fe River Corridor efforts. This internal exercise allowed staff to incorporate all of our shared understanding of the corridor from across our various departments. With the charrette completed we have developed a planning area boundary for the Santa Fe River Corridor as well as a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis for segments of the Corridor.
Corridor Conversations by Segment & September 12 Event
To continue the important work of gathering your input, we have created four segments for the corridor and in May began the process of gathering landowners for the southern segment to discuss our internal findings and the opportunities/challenges from their perspective. A map of these four segments can be found here. Each of these segment meetings are coordinated with the scheduled visits from our consultant team at Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) and HDR so that we can lay the foundation for future corridor discussion in Envision Littleton, which is both our Comprehensive Plan update and the creation of our first-ever Transportation Master Plan to be adopted in October 2019. If you have not already participated in the May 22 meeting, you will receive an invitation to one of the following meetings with details about the agenda and meeting location:
- July 9 - Downtown Segment
- August 14 - Middle Segment
- September 12 - Speaker Series & Corridor Showcase
- October 16 - North Segment
The Santa Fe River Corridor will be showcased at our fourth and final Envision Littleton speaker series event on September 12, 2019. The event will combine more about the corridor along with an inspirational keynote from Peter Kageyama, Author of For the Love of Cities. Please plan on joining us at the Summit Room on the ACC campus on Thursday, September 12 from 6-8pm.
Modernize Our Plan
The City’s adopted plan for the Corridor dates back to 2000 and it is our intention to work with you to modernize this plan in anticipation of the CDOT Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL) study that launches this Fall. This modernization will include 3 phases and be complete in March 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Osher, Manager of Innovation and Performance Excellence at 303.795.3755 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your commitment to realizing our shared vision for the Santa Fe River corridor. We look forward to providing the details of upcoming events as they draw closer.