When are Neighborhood Meetings required?
Neighborhood Meetings are required at two different times during the development review process. The first is prior to a formal application and the second is after staff’s first review comments have been received by the applicant .
What Types of Applications require a neighborhood meeting?
- Amendment to the Future Land Use & Character Map
- Conditional Use Permit
- Designation of Historic Landmarks & Districts
- Major Plan Amendment
- Master Development Plan
- Rezoning or Zoning Map Amendment
- Site Plan
- Vacation of Street(s)
What type of Public Notice is required?
The only type of notice needed for a neighborhood meeting is a mailed notice which must be postmarked 10 days prior to the Neighborhood Meeting . City staff is responsible for creating and mailing the notice via United States Postal Service (USPS) to all addresses, units, and property owners located within 700 feet of the subject property. If a common interest association has over 10 units, then notification shall be sent to the association's designee. Applicants are responsible for payment of the postcards which is $0.30 per postcard as of October 1st, 2022, in addition to current first-class postage for a 5x7 card.
How do I schedule a Neighborhood Meeting?
To schedule a Neighborhood Meeting, coordinate with your assigned City Planner or contact planning staff at 303-734-8076 or DRT@littletongov.org. Staff will need to know the following details at least three weeks prior to the proposed meeting:
- Date/Time of the Neighborhood Meeting (Staff will help avoid public hearing dates)
- Meeting Location or Virtual Link
- Proposed project location
- A concise, one to two sentence, project description which includes the purpose of the meetings (such as to inform neighbors about your proposal and solicit feedback
- (Optional and Recommended) Project website with additional information
- Important note: neighborhood meetings within 700 ft of residential properties must be held during the week in the evening. Planning staff will work with you to determine a suitable date.
What is required of applicants during and after a Neighborhood Meeting?
Applicants are required to plan for an engaging neighborhood meeting that invites public input. Suggested elements include but are not limited to 1) a project overview and general information about the application review process; 2) engage in an interactive question/answer period; 3) provide information on next steps and how to access project information. Applicants are encouraged to use a variety of interactive tools to increase engagement such as surveys, polls, breakout rooms, etc. The applicant shall prepare a written summary of the meeting that includes a list of meeting attendees, a summary of attendee comments, and a follow up report identifying action items and/or modifications resulting from public input.