Development Review Process

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What's Next in the Review Process? [City Code 10-1-9(3)a]

Pre-Application Meeting

  • A pre-application meeting is required before submittal of a formal Land Development Application
  • Request forms may be downloaded on city website and submitted by email. Meetings are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
  • The purpose of the meeting is to discuss with staff the feasibility, regulations and application requirements applicable to the proposal.

Preliminary Project Plan Process (P4)

 
  • Applicants requesting a new Planned Development or an amendment to a Planned Development may be eligible for a Preliminary Project Plan Process (P4) review before planning commission and city council.
  • These non-binding discussions must be scheduled after a pre-application meeting and prior to formal application submittal. Eligibility for the P4 review will be determined during the Pre-Application meeting. These requests are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
  • To request a P4 review, applicants should complete a preliminary project plan process (P4) application form.

Neighborhood Meeting

  • A neighborhood outreach meeting is required for all applications that require a public hearing and must be held prior to formal submittal.  It is recommended that you invite all property owners within 700 ft. of the subject property.

Submittal
Received

  • Applicant turns in complete application to Planning/Community Development including applicable review fees (cash or check only) and electronic documents
  • Completeness review conducted and assigned to a planner
  • Full engineering documents (CD's, drainage report/study, traffic, etc.) must be included with submittal

Review 1

Review 2

  • Applicant turns in complete re-submittal to Planning/Community Development
  • Project is reviewed for compliance and comments provided to applicant after review
  • Applicant makes changes/updates to proposal to reflect staff's review comments

Review 3

(or more if needed)
  • Applicant turns in complete re-submittal to Planning/Community Development
  • Project is reviewed for compliance and comments provided to applicant after review 
    (NOTE: Additional review fees assessed with 4th review and thereafter)
  • Applicant makes changes/updates to proposal to reflect staff's review comments
  • (Applicant may request Concurrent Plan Review - building permit)
  • Schedule, notice, and conduct public hearing(s)/meeting(s) if applicable

Checkprint Submittal

  • Final minor revisions are reviewed by staff prior to mylar submittal by applicant      
    (NOTE: After 3 months of inactivity, a reminder will be sent to applicants that action is required in the next 30 days to remain active. At that time, the case will be closed.
  • Addressing form may be submitted for building permit.

Mylar Submittal

(1 signed set)
  • Planning/Community Development obtains city signatures and records document at county clerk and recorder
  • Please make check out to appropriate County Clerk and Recorder
    (NOTE: Recording of the map must occur within one year from the date of approval; otherwise the plan will become invalid. Time extensions may only be granted by the Community Development Director on a case by case basis.) 

Building Permit Process Begins

  • Littleton Permit Center is located in the lobby of the Littleton Center.  Open weekdays 7a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Permit Center - 303-795-3751; Inspection Request Line - 303-795-3738
  • Building Permit Application Review Checklists: Commercial Plan Submittal or Residential Plan Submittal
  • Prior to issuance of building permit, final civil construction drawings must be approved by Engineering

For additional information, please contact Community Development at 303-795-3748 and ask to speak with a Planner on Call.


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