Santa Fe River Corridor


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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.

 

Internal Charrette

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.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Osher, Manager of Innovation and Performance Excellence at 303.795.3755 or via email at kosher@littletongov.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.

 


Meeting notes and resources:

Plans:

Envision Littleton 2040

South Platte Working Group: Statement of Purpose (Adopted 2008)

South Platte River Corridor Vision, Arapahoe County 2013

The vision highlights issues and opportunities exclusively along the South Platte River Corridor

  • Water Resources, Habitat, & Natural Areas (Pages 6 – 11)
  • Trails and Multi-Modal Connectivity (Pages 12 – 17)
  • Recreation, Civic Uses, Education, Culture & Identity (Pages 18 – 22)
  • Land Use & and Economic Development (Pages 24 – 28)

1999 - SOUTH SANTE FE CORRIDOR AND DOWNTOWN STUDY TECHNICAL REPORT 

1999 - SOUTH SANTE FE CORRIDOR AND DOWNTOWN STUDY - APPENDIX

South Platte River Corridor Development Design Objectives - 2000

Mineral Station Area Framework (Approved March 20, 2018)

Mineral Station Area TAP - 2014

Neighborhood Plans and Corridor Plans (Adopted April 5, 2015) (pages 70-78)

Santa Fe Corridor Plan Map


Additional Resources:

Belleview Corridor Vision Plan (Adopted July 2018)

Appendix A: Existing Conditions Report

Appendix B: Retail Demand Analysis

Appendix C: Public Comment Compilation

South Suburban Parks and Recreation Master Plan - 2017

South Suburban Parks and Recreation Master Plan - Appendix A (Detailed Inventory)

Arapahoe County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan 2017 (see Mary Carter Greenway, pages 58 & 59)

City of Littleton Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan - 2016

City-Wide Plan 2014

City of Littleton Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan - 2011

Littleton Bicycle System Map

Arapahoe County Open Space Master Plan - 2010 (Close the Gaps 4-11)