Did you hear? Littleton made the 2017 top 10 list of most-visited cities in Colorado according to a recent article from The Denver Business Journal. We think that is definitely something to brag about!
Evolution Communications, located on main street in Historic Downtown Littleton, is getting some buzz from the DBJ. As a full-service marketing and communications agency specializing in healthcare communications, Evolution Communications successfully designs strategic marketing and media plans that target unique population segments, young adults and the Hispanic community. Learn more about Evolution Communications and the services they can provide at www.becausemessagematters.com.
Envision Littleton will continue work in 2019 after we take the final steps to adopt the community vision and guiding principles in December. Over the summer, we received 870 survey responses and had conversations with over 3,000 people so these combined ideas helped us pull together a draft vision and guiding principles for the next 10-20 years. The month of October provided an opportunity for residents to “check our work” and ensure that Envision Littleton accurately captured and reflected the input received during the 12 intense weeks of summer engagement. By continuing the emphasis on key events in the city, the draft was seen by over 2,500 people.
The community reviewed draft was the focus of the joint study session for City Council and Planning Commission on November 13. They are now taking the final steps towards adoption with Planning Commission recommending adoption at their December 10 meeting and City Council considering adoption at their December 18 meeting. We owe a huge THANK YOU to all the residents, visitors, businesses, their employees, and other leaders of Littleton for their input, inspiration, and ideas.
Next in 2019, we will revisit and update the comprehensive plan as well as prepare a first-ever transportation master plan. This next phase of Envision Littleton will clearly define the rules and guidelines to implement priorities and goals around infrastructure (roads, water and stormwater facilities), housing, economic development, land-use development, parks, and open space. The combined planning through Envision Littleton will recognize the interdependence of all aspects of the city and illustrate the big picture of how Littleton will thrive over the next 20 years. Going forward, we will continue to listen, learn, and adapt so that the desired future for everyone in Littleton stays in focus. All who have contributed so far to Envision Littleton must remain stewards of the vision the community has put forward to be values-based and priority-driven.
Littleton Market is now open in downtown Littleton! Located at 2692 W. Alamo Ave. Littleton market has farm-to-table, locally-sourced meats, dairy, produce, novelty items, and more.
As downtown had formerly been classified as a food
dessert, Hannah King opened the market to address this need. Prior to
Colorado, Hannah lived in Washington D.C. There, she worked
at farmers markets. This experience gave her an appreciation
for local vendors, as well as a pedestrian-friendly
The Economic Development department values your feedback with a feature in our newsletter called ’30 Seconds: Your question of the Month’. Our objective is to engage with the business community in a fun and productive way. We ask that you provide your contact information – don’t worry, your information will not be shared. We’ll award a $100 gift card at the end of the year to the person who responded to the most questions. If there’s a tie for most responses, we’ll draw a name to determine the winner.
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 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.
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.
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.