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Littleton Economic Development

November, 2019 Newsletter

Food and Vendor Truck – Registration Pilot Program

With the popularity of food and vendor trucks, the City of Littleton is introducing a pilot program to provide information and facilitate the registration and management of these businesses.   Beginning November 15, 2019, all food and vendor truck owners must file a new application with the City of Littleton, regardless of previous registrations. This application is required in addition to a City of Littleton business or special event license.

Food truck owners will be responsible for resubmitting an application annually. Renewals are due by January 31 each year. Registrations received November 15 through December 31, 2019, will not require a new registration until January 31, 2021.   For details, please read this brochure. We welcome feedback from vendors, business and property owners, and citizens.

Welcome new businesses

Littleton welcomes to following new businesses to Littleton:

Rejuvenation Skin & Body Solutions
Personal Services – Care; Specialty – Boutique Retail
5401 S. Prince Street Unit 101
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 594-8833

Western Nephrology
Health – Wellness
2 W. Dry Creek Circle, #240
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 232-3366

Hartgers Garage
Automotive – Motorcycles
5600 S Windermere St
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 794-6195

Paramount Siding & Windows
Home Improvement – Commercial Services
6637 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 482-5656

Fresas Mexican Ice Cream
Restaurants – Food – Beverage
3625 W Bowles Ave # 17
Littleton, CO 80123
(720) 434-0839

New Beginnings Recovery Center
Health – Wellness; Personal Services – Care
1500 W. Littleton Blve. # 140B
Littleton, CO 80121
(303) 830-2064

Jonathan McGraw Design
Advertising – PR – Marketing & Media
(540) 312-6436

7981 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
(303) 960-4954

Littleton Ranks Among Best Small Cities to Live in America!

A recent study from the leading personal finance outlet  ranked Littleton in the top 20 for their 2019 Best Small Cities in America.  The study rated over 1200 U.S. cities based on 42 key indicators ranging from housing cost to quality of the local school system to dining out. Read the full study here.

The cities ranked in this study were grouped by percentile. Littleton sits in the 99th percentile. The 99th percentile represents the top 1 percent of small cities in America. 

Source: WalletHub

Council Adopts Comprehensive Plan and 2020 Budget

At its October 15 meeting, the Littleton City Council unanimously approved the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan. The two plans result from a community-driven process that began in March 2018. The emphasis was to go into the community and listen through small group sessions and interviews. The engagement included 261events to build awareness and encourage idea-sharing. Envision Littleton sought to renew and create partnerships that build lasting relationships to not only plan for the next 20 years but implement plans that deliver on the unifying vision adopted in December 2018.

Envision Littleton included more than 8,300 in-person conversations and over 70,000 electronic communications. Both draft plans were available for public review and comment. The Joint Leadership of city council and the planning commission reviewed public comment at a study session on October 8, and the planning commission recommended adoption on October 14.

Council also unanimously approved the 2020 budget.  The Leadership Team began working on it in early summer.  The staff and city council held an all-day budget workshop on September 7 with a follow-up study session on September 24.

The city began using the Priority Based Budgeting tool in 2018 and progress has been swift.  Each department reviewed three of its programs to identify service levels and explore opportunities for cost recovery, partnerships, insourcing, outsourcing and efficiencies.  The goal is to allocate existing resources to more closely align with city council priorities.  In 2020, all programs will be rescored to determine their alignment with the Vision and the Comprehensive Plan.

Read the full article here and also under the ‘Connect with Us’ tab under City News on the website.

Littleton Academy Teachers Make the Grade!

According to, the “2020 Best Teachers in Colorado” ranks Littleton Academy teachers among the best in Colorado. Rankings are based on factors such as student and parent ratings, salaries, absenteeism, tenure and student-teacher ratio. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

Littleton Academy is ranked #1 on 2020 Best Public Middle Schools in Arapahoe County.   Click to see all Littleton Academy rankings here.

Littleton Calendar Photography Contest Winners Announced

Sneak peek! May 2020 will feature a sunset over McLellen Reservoir. Photo by Claudia McAdam.

The 13 winners of the 2020 Littleton Calendar photography contest have been selected. The winners are:

Cover – JoAnn Weaver
January – Tim Canfield
February – Rosanne Jurgens
March – Lynette Roth
April – Heidi Kaye
May – Claudia McAdam
June – Yoshiko Wooten
July – Jeff Kuhn
August – Candyce Herman
September – Viktoriia Nadtochyi
October – Pat Dunahay
November – Penelope Todd
December – Rick Acres

The calendar captures the city’s people, landscapes and events. Members of the Littleton Fine Arts Board selected the winners from 119 photographs submitted by 43 photographers. The popular calendar will be available the first week of December at all city buildings and from the calendar’s generous sponsors.

The sponsors are: Littleton Adventist Hospital; Arapahoe Community College; Hudson Gardens; Western Welcome Week; PDA Road Gear; Littleton Public Schools Foundation; Stew Meagher, Commonwealth Realty Services; Holly and Kenny Walker, Remax Professionals; Lautenbach Insurance Agency; and Aspen Grove Lifestyle Center.

City of Littleton Wins NATOA Award of Excellence!

On Thursday, September 26th the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) held their 34th annual “Government Programming Awards”, recognizing government video producers and the programs they produce. Littleton was nominated for five awards and won the award of excellence for the production of “Littleton Lockdown Procedures”, an internal communications video that educates employees on what to do in circumstances that require either a secure perimeter or a building lockdown. Here are the other categories that Littleton’s video productions were recognized for:

-Promotion of a City/County – Award of Honor for “Best Small City in America”
-Documentary – Award of Distinction for “Modern Buildings of Old Littleton”
-Partnership Program – Award of Distinction for “History of Littleton Fire Rescue”
-Use of Social Media – Award of Distinction for the cities use of social media channels
-Event/Program Promotion – Award of Distinction for “Littleton Twilight Criterium 2018 Promotion”

To view these videos, please visit Littleton’s YouTube page at

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,  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.

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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