Submittal Requirements - Code and Zoning Amendments

Per Section 10-9-1.5(B)2. of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC), these Submittal Requirements are established by the Director of Community Development and are intended to guide applicants and give all code and zoning amendments common formatting acceptable to the City of Littleton.

Applicable Processes


The Code and Zoning Amendments follow the City of Littleton’s Development Review Process. Table 10-9-3.9.1 Development Review Summary in the ULUC can be referred to for more details on each process. The table below summarizes the steps required prior to beginning Review 1.

Amendment to the Future Land Use and Character Map X X X
Rezoning or Zoning Map Amendment X X X
  1. Pre-Application Meeting (Section 10-9-3.1) Request meeting via eTRAKiT.
  2. Neighborhood Meeting (Section 10-9-3.6.C) Required prior to application & second submittal.
  3. Submit Application to city (Online via eTRAKiT

    a. A customized list of submittal requirements is provided after a Pre-Application Meeting.

Submittal Items

Only complete applications will be accepted. The names of files uploaded into eTRAKiT should match the submittal item as described below. Extra verbiage or internal case numbers should be removed. Staff may require the applicant to submit additional information or exhibits, not listed in the table below, in response to unique circumstances or based upon information received from referral agencies or other sources.


Submittal Item Rezoning or Zoning Map Amendment Amendment to the Future Land Use and Character Map
1. Application Fees R R
2. Application Form (Online) R R
3. Comp Plan Checklist R R
4. Decision Criteria Narrative R R
5. Development Data Comparison R
6. Economic Analysis R A
7. Environmental Impact Assessment A A
8. Legal Description R
9. Letter of Authorization A A
10. Mineral Rights Notification Form A A
11. Neighborhood Meeting Summary R R
12. Notice to Mortgage and Lien Holders A A
13. Parcel Closure Sheet (Surveyor's closure calculations) A A
14. Project Narrative R R
15. Proposed Land Use and Character Map R
16. Proposed Zoning Map R
17. Sensory Impact Assessment A A
18. Submittal Requirement Checklist R R
19. Title Insurance Commitment R A
20. Traffic Impact Analysis A A
21. Traffic Update Letter A A
22. Trip Generation Letter A A
23. Visual Analysis A A

Glossary - Submittal Item Descriptions

  1. Application Fees: The Littleton City Code provides for the establishment and collection of fees for certain services by the Community Development Department. An applicant is responsible for providing title insurance and document recording fees. The applicant is also responsible for all costs related to public hearing notices.
  2. Application Form (Online): Completed form that lists the contact information for property owners and applicants, and a brief description of the applicable request.
  3. Comp Plan Checklist: Applicant’s response to the relevant Plan Goals and Policies of the Comprehensive Plan that is provided by Staff following a Pre-Application Meeting.
  4. Decision Criteria Narrative: Applicant’s response to the relevant decision criteria/considerations described in the ULUC for a specific process.
  5. Development Data Comparison: Data showing the effects of development for both the existing zone district and the proposed zone district. Such data shall include, at a minimum, the following as applicable: projected population; school-age population; traffic generation; additional park land required and availability of city services. Unless the application is accompanied by a specific development plan (e.g., planned development plan or planned development overlay), such data shall be based on the maximum potential development permitted under the applicable existing and proposed zone districts.
  6. Economic Analysis: A report or narrative that details the economic factors of a proposed project, typically outlining the costs and benefits for the city.
  7. Environmental Impact Assessment: A report pertaining to the environmental consequences of a proposed development that includes recommendations for mitigating negative impacts.
  8. Legal Description: A legally accepted description or definition of a parcel of land.
  9. Letter of Authorization: Letter from the current property owner acknowledging and authorizing the application submission.
  10. Mineral Rights Notification Form: Certification form in compliance with Colorado Revised Statutes.
  11. Neighborhood Meeting Summary: Written summary of the Neighborhood Meeting that is required prior to a development application.
  12. Notice to Mortgage and Lien Holders: Provide a copy of the registered mail notice to any relevant entities regarding the application submission.
  13. Parcel Closure Sheet (Surveyor's closure calculations): Measurements and calculations pertaining to the boundary closure of a subject property stamped by a registered surveyor.
  14. Project Narrative: On the applicant's letterhead, provide a summary of the project or request. For a project, please include the goals, timing, aesthetics, scope, and scale of the proposed project. Explain how the project helps implement the "Guiding Principles" of the Comprehensive Plan: Anchored, Authentic, Connected, Active, and Engaged.
  15. Proposed Land Use and Character Map: An exhibit that clearly show the proposed land use and character designation that matches the city’s color scheme with a legend.
  16. Proposed Zoning Map: A map of the property which shall include the following:
    • Proposed name of development.
    • Name, address and telephone number of the legal property owner(s) and the applicant.
    • Name, address, telephone number and, if applicable, the seal and license number of the responsible consultant assisting in the preparation of the submittal.
    • North arrow, date, and scale.
    • Area location map showing all streets, schools, parks, and other public facilities within ½ mile radius of the boundaries of the subject property.
    • A written legal description and a certified closed and balanced boundary survey of the proposed area(s) to be rezoned or amended, inclusive of the public right-of-way to the center line of the right-of-way or the city limit, whichever is farthest.
    • Name, address, license number of the registered engineer or land surveyor responsible for preparing the survey and legal description.
    • Land area calculations for each existing and proposed zone district on property.
    • All adjacent public streets and alleys, both public and private.
    • A graphic representation of the property at an appropriate and commonly used scale, including the following: property lines and dimensions; location, type, and size of utility lines, both existing and proposed; indication of existing overhead utility lines to be relocated underground; location and ownership of adjacent property; location and names of adjacent subdivisions; location and name of land in public ownership (e.g., schools, parks, etc.).
    • Location and classification of each included and adjacent zone district.
    • Natural features, including, but not limited to, topography at two-foot (2’) intervals, drainage ways and major foliage.
    • Location of included and adjacent drainage ways and flood hazards.
    • Applicable official certifications and signature blocks are required to be placed on the plan.
  17. Sensory Impact Assessment: A report pertaining to the existing and projected sensory impacts (noise, odor, and visual) related to a proposed development.
  18. Submittal Requirement Checklist: A document provided by staff after a completed Pre-Application Meeting that lists the Submittal Items needed for a specific project. This document is intended to be used as a checklist by the applicant and returned with the formal application submittal.
  19. Title Insurance Commitment: A copy of a recent (within 90 days) title insurance commitment or policy issued by a company authorized to transact title insurance business in Colorado.
  20. Traffic Impact Analysis: An analysis completed by a Traffic Professional evaluating the potential impacts to the adjacent and surrounding roadway network resulting from a proposed development or redevelopment and identification of mitigation measures to address those impacts.
  21. Traffic Update Letter: A letter prepared by a Traffic Professional for a minor development or redevelopment either to update a previously completed Traffic Study or addressing specific areas of concern identified related to the proposed development.
  22. Trip Generation Letter: An evaluation conducted by a Traffic Professional to identify the number of trips and potentially distribution of those trips in and around a development or redevelopment, either for the purpose of comparison between existing and proposed land uses, or to determine if additional traffic analysis is required.
  23. Visual Analysis: An analysis demonstrating anticipated shape of the built environment upon completion of the proposed development using photo mockups or simulations, view corridor mapping, modeling, or other techniques.

Public Hearing Preparation

Upon completion of the Development Review process, staff’s comments to the applicant will indicate when the request is ready for the public hearings. The applicant will be directed to submit the final version of the application materials through eTRAKiT. Planning staff will review the proposal for compliance with the comments made during the review process and frame the city staff’s formal recommendation on the proposal.

The applicant should contact the Project Planner regarding notification requirements and estimated timelines