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Littleton Economic Development

April, 2019 Newsletter

Littleton Revamps Permit Process

Littleton is featured in a recent online news report and article on Our CO: Trying to accommodate new development for Channel 7 News, TheDenverChannel.com. The article discusses the new permitting process in place to help residents and businesses navigate the growth and challenges of new development within the city of Littleton.

Jennifer Henninger, Littleton’s Director of Community Development was featured and discusses the positive changes the city has made to accommodate the growth Littleton has seen over the past two years.  To check out the full story go to TheDenverChannel.com.


Littleton’s Main Street Shopping Gets Noticed!

Main Street Littleton, CO

Colorado.com knows a good thing when they see it! Historic Downtown Littleton was on their list for Unique Outdoor shopping in Colorado.  One trip to Main Street and Alamo and you will see streets adorned with boutique stores, art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and brewpubs. And let’s not forget the Townhall Arts Center if you want to take in the theatre for a night!  Besides the unique outdoor shopping, the historic main street district in Littleton is host to farmer’s markets, concerts, nightlife and the ever-popular annual Twilight Criterion sporting event and transforms for Christmas and other major holidays. Littleton’s Historic Downtown has resisted encroachment from bigger franchise stores making Littleton’s Main Street feel like the quintessential small town inside a big city.


Free Pro Car Care Clinic On April 27th

April is National Car Care Month and Pro Car Care is holding a FREE CLINIC at their Littleton Location on Saturday, April 27th‘Auto Care Basics’ is the topic and the information is great for teen drivers or anyone who has questions they are too afraid to ask a mechanic (we’ve all been there).  Some topics covered in the clinic are: “What does the check engine light mean”, “What  should  I do if my car won’t start”, “Tires 101: What do I need to know”, and many more topics to help keep your car running smoothly and help you understand what to do if it doesn’t!

Space is limited so RSVP for the Littleton clinic at 720- 370-9553 or online at PROAUTO1.COM

PULS: Best car nickname wins free oil changes for a year!


RE/MAX and Woodlawn Floral Receive Revitalization Incentive Grant

RE/MAX & Woodlawn Floral after picture

The Economic Development department for the City of Littleton awarded a ‘Revitalization Incentive Grant’ to the owners of the building that houses RE/MAX and Woodlawn Floral at 1700 W. Littleton Blvd to help fund updates to the building’s façade.  The goal of the Revitalization Incentive Grant is to encourage private property investment and improvements, while making revitalization efforts affordable, creative and of benefit to the community. The program offers up to 50% in matching funds to business tenants and property owners within the City of Littleton proposing projects that improve the appearance of existing buildings.

Before Picture

In 2018 the Littleton City Council approved $100,000 in funding for the 2019 Revitalization Incentive Grant to be administered by the Economic Development Department. For more information about the Revitalization Incentive Grant and details on how to apply for funding, please visit https://www.littletongov.org/business-resources/grants-incentives.


GraceFull Foundation hosting a luncheon to share stories and their future vision

Littleton’s GraceFull Foundation, a non-profit which provides “a home in the Littleton community where people of all backgrounds can gather, eat well and be inspired to give back” and connected to GraceFull Community Cafe, is hosting a free, one hour luncheon that shares the vision of GraceFull and raises funds to sustain the foundation’s programs on Wednesday, April 24 at noon.

For more information and to register, visit their event page.


Littleton featured on 9NEWS for its growing list of “best places to live” awards

The city of Littleton was recently featured by 9NEWS as part of their weekly #9Neighborhoods series highlighting Littleton’s growing list of “best places to live” awards, along with a write-up of what makes Littleton a great place to live and shop, work.

From the article: “Even though it’s just 20 minutes from Denver’s center, this historic suburb’s downtown is a destination unto itself, with art galleries, an epic beer bar, boutique shops and its own art center. And that’s just one reason why families have been moving to Littleton for generations. It’s something those websites that publish “best places to live” lists have noticed, too.”

To read the rest of the article proceed to the 9news.com website.


Envision Littleton Update

Envision Littleton is in Phase 3! We have 5 Phases this year and on Tuesday, March 12 we met with the Joint Leadership of City Council & Planning Commission to review the data books of existing conditions for the overall City and the transportation system of the City; this ends Phase 1 and Phase 2 and sets the foundation for how we approach planning for the next 10-20 years. The data books are available on the dedicated website EnvisionLittleton.org.

Speaker Series #2 on April 19 – Only a Few Seats Left
The April 19 event will feature Darin Atteberry, City Manager, City of Fort Collins, CO. The event is FREE, but requires advance registration. Only a few seats remain so register today at: https://envision-series2.eventbrite.com. The recording of Speaker Series #1 held on February 27 with Chris Akers, Economist for the State Demographer’s Office is now available on the City’s YouTube Channel.

Envision is out in the Community
Request a meeting or presentation by emailing Kathleen Osher. You can also keep track of events on the website EnvisionLittleton.org.

Phase 1 & 2 Taught Us about the City; Test Your Knowledge with this Short Quiz
Visit Open Littleton to test your knowledge of the City!

Envision Littleton’s Focus will be Community Character
The Comprehensive Plan update and new Transportation Master Plan will be aided by a process to define both existing and future Community Character. This is something brand new to Littleton and a unique offering of Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC); it is the number one reason they were the right partner for us to update the comprehensive plan. Focusing on “community character” will enhance our approach to land use planning, neighborhood conservation, and open space preservation. Littleton currently has a large mix of character types based on KKC’s presentation on 3/12…we may win the prize of the MOST characters ever in one City. The study session presentation is online if you would like to learn more. Our next study session with City Council and Planning Commission will be on April 23.


Welcome new businesses

Littleton welcomes to following new businesses to Littleton:

Spyder Construction LLC
Home Improvement – Commercial Services
7550 S Grant St, #B
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 898-4214
www.spydercon.com

The Custom Byrd
Retail
6905 S Broadway #85
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 749-3945

Aura Jewelry Designs LTD
Retail
191 W. Mineral Ave #130
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 572-0388

Colorado Car Clinic
Retail & Service
5311 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80121
(303) 730-0055
www.coloradocarclinic.com

Rebelde Salon
Personal Services – Care
1360 W Littleton Blvd Unit E
Littleton, CO 80120
(720) 364-9571
www.facebook.com/rebelde.belleza.3


City Announcements

Downtown Wayfinding Signage
Merchants operating a retail store or restaurant facing Prince, Nevada, Curtice, or Rapp streets between Powers to the north and Church to the south are eligible for placement on city-sponsored side street signs. Eligible businesses can apply for placement on the signs, and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All signs can list up to 6 businesses, with the business name featured on both side of the sign; below is listed the number of spaces available for a business on each sign.  If a sign is full, businesses will be waitlisted and applications will be evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis when there is a vacancy. Downtown Side Street Sign Application

Littleton Plans
Littleton has several community planning efforts getting underway this year. To encourage citizens and interested stakeholders to get involved in these community planning efforts, a new online tool, LittletonPlans.org  has been set up. This one-stop hub has detailed information regarding each project: associated documents, maps, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions, together in one accessible online location to keep the community involved and informed.

Grants
The city has several grant opportunities available to the community, including: the Revitalization Incentive Grant, the Main Street Historic District Grant, and the Place-Making Grant.  For more information visit the Grants page on the Littleton website. 

Development Activity List
The Development Activity List has been made to track projects throughout the city.  Visit the Development Activity List to learn more.

Business Resources
Know anyone looking to open a business in Littleton, or who could utilize the business services offered by the city?  The City has a number of resources and can assist businesses in a variety of ways including: marketing and social media strategies, networking strategies, demographic information, and more. Visit the Economic Development webpage for more information.
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