Colorado Town Halts Development Ahead of Code Changes
"Amid a building boom that has seen dozens of king-size housing developments rise in Littleton's downtown neighborhood, city council said it's time to take a break," reports David Gilbert.
"Council voted unanimously at its Feb. 4 meeting on a pair of resolutions to impose a 90-day moratorium on approving any new 'auto-oriented' businesses or multi-unit residential developments in the downtown neighborhood," adds Gilbert.
City staffers are working on resolving conflicts between the Downtown Design Standards, "a set of goals for downtown development ratified by council in 2018," and the city's new [Comprehensive Plan], "ratified last October, in preparation for a longer-term effort to draft new citywide land use codes."
Littleton Mayor Jerry Valdes is quoted in the article saying the moratorium will give the city "time to breathe." The city has added two dozen buildings in the downtown area in recent years, including 22 multi-family housing developments.