Envision Littleton, the 2040 vision and plan, manages change and growth amid the reality of a community that is largely already developed.
The Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan guides future development, redevelopment, and community enhancement efforts over the next 20 years. It’s a framework for continued community discussion on the challenges currently facing the city, and opportunities that will shape its future. Through long-range planning efforts, Littleton can accommodate growth and revitalization in a way that preserves its history, culture, and overall quality of life.
Concurrently, the city also adopted its first Transportation Master Plan (TMP) as part of the Comprehensive Plan. The TMP provides the city a better opportunity to partner with surrounding cities, not only for projects, but also for funding opportunities on the local and federal level.
The new TMP, in concert with the Comprehensive Plan, emphasizes the critical link between land use and an effective multi-modal transportation system. This is the first-ever plan of its type for Littleton and will equip the city with the ability to identify and review a complete network of transportation, including the city's roadways, two light rail stations, bus routes, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails.
Envision Littleton continues in 2020-2021 with the top priority identified in the Comprehensive Plan to update the city’s regulatory framework and transition to a Unified Land Use Code (ULUC). The city currently has antiquated zoning which segregates land uses to certain parts of the city and hasn’t been updated holistically since the 1970s.
Make your voice heard. For more information about the complete Envision Littleton process including documents and videos, or to be a part of the new Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) process, visit EnvisionLittleton.org.
The October 15, 2019 adopted Comprehensive Plan documents below supersede and replace all previous Citywide Plan documents.
- Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan (Adopted 10.15.2019)
- Comprehensive Plan APPENDIX (Adopted 10.15.2019) (Includes Envision Littleton 2040 Report, Existing City Data Book, Community Engagement Process and Summary Results, and Fiscal Impact Analysis Report)
- Future Land Use and Character Map (Adopted 10.15.2019)
- Transportation Master Plan (Adopted 10.15.2019)
- Three Mile Plan (2015) (Annexation)
Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) (in process - visit EnvisionLittleton.org)
- Arapaho Hills National Historic District - Voluntary Design Guidelines (2016)
- Downtown Littleton Design Standards (Adopted July 2018/addendum April 2020)
- Downtown Littleton Historic Preservation Design Guidelines (2011)
- Landscape Design Criteria Manual (1992)
- Louthan Heights Historic District Design Guidelines (2017)
- South Platte River Corridor Development Design Guidelines (2000)
- Small Cell Design Criteria Supplement (2019)
Relevant Studies and References
- Littleton Housing Study Final Report (2019)
- Mineral Station Area Framework (Adopted March 2018)
- Additional Historic Preservation Studies
Parks, Open Space, and South Platte River Corridor Plans
- South Suburban Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- South Platte River Corridor Vision - South Platte Working Group
Note: These two documents were not produced by the city. Instead, they were created by South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the South Platte Working Group. The city provided input into developing both plans and they and the city's comprehensive plan are coordinated with one another. For more information about these two entities and their plans check the South Suburban Parks and Recreation and the Arapahoe County webpages.
For planning application packets, forms and processes, see Application Packets and Development Process.