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File #: PC Resolution 06-2021    Name:
Type: PC Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/27/2021
Title: A resolution recommending approval of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) and zoning map.
Attachments: 1. 1. Resolution 06-2021, 2. 2. Exhibit A Unified Land Use Code Link and Table of Contents, 3. 3. Exhibit B Zoning Map, 4. 4. Staff Report, 5. 5. ULUC Redline DRAFT Comments, 6. 6. Staff Presentation
Agenda Date: 09/27/2021

Subject:
Title
A resolution recommending approval of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) and zoning map.
Body

Prepared By:
Kathleen Osher, Community Services Director

PURPOSE:
Consider a resolution recommending approval of the Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) to City Council.

PRESENTATIONS:
Staff Presenter(s): Jennifer Henninger, Community Development Director
Kathleen Osher, Community Services Director
Additional Presenter(s): Bret C. Keast, AICP, CEO, Kendig Keast Collaborative

SUMMARY:
After four years of community input through the Envision Littleton process, the Unified Land Use Code is under consideration for adoption. On September 20, 2021 the Historical Preservation Board (HPB) reviewed and recommended approval with three minor conditions of the parts of the ULUC pertaining to Historic Preservation. Next, Planning Commission will consider a recommendation on the Unified Land Use Code except for Chapter 8: Historic Preservation and the corresponding parts of Chapter 9 related to the Historic Preservation. HPB's recommendation will be forwarded to City Council for their consideration during the October 19 public hearing.

It has been decades since the land use and zoning codes have been holistically updated with the last update occurring in 1976. The ULUC will introduce a new structure and adopt a methodology for land use and zoning that is clear, simple, and focuses on quality design and land use. The ULUC articulates what the city wants instead of what is prohibited. The new structure takes a more active approach to absorb new practices and procedures and ensure the land use and zoning code to carry the city forward for the next decades.

PRIOR ACTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS:
Envision Littleton was developed to be a multi-year and multi-milestone commitment to planning for the next 20 years of the city. The top priority identified in the Comprehensive Plan is to update the city's regulatory framework and transition to a ULUC. The U...

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