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What plans and goals do you have for Littleton's neighborhoods?

32 registered responses


What are the three most important characteristics that make your neighborhood livable?

Response Percent Response Count
Quality, attainable housing 43.8% 14
Eclectic; a blend of housing types and densities 34.4% 11
Walkable; convenient access to retail, service and transit 68.8% 22
Continuity of housing types and sizes 28.1% 9
Near access to parks, open spaces and trails 87.5% 28

What are the three most important characteristics to encourage reinvestment in your neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Enabling accessory dwelling units and duplex conversions 38.7% 12
Incentives for infill single-family attached units 9.7% 3
Nestling neighborhood commercial establishments, e.g., corner stores 51.6% 16
Accommodating renovation and expansion of existing homes 64.5% 20
Preserving the existing single-family neighborhoods 58.1% 18
Administrative approval of expanded building footprints, e.g., addition, garage, porch 48.4% 15

If duplexes were permitted in certain single-family areas, what are the three most important design qualities?

Response Percent Response Count
Entrances (doors) on separate sides/facades 61.5% 16
First/second floor units versus side-by-side 11.5% 3
A single mailbox (rather than two individual) 11.5% 3
A single driveway to accommodate all cars 57.7% 15
Appearance of a single-family garage 38.5% 10
No distinguishing exterior changes, e.g., colors, materials, etc. 57.7% 15

Are residential design standards important in non-historic neighborhoods?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 54.8% 17
No 12.9% 4
Maybe in certain districts or areas but not citywide 32.3% 10

Which three of the following are the most important residential design standards?

Response Percent Response Count
Building design that complements the surrounding neighborhood 83.9% 26
Location and orientation of garage relative to the front wall of the home 9.7% 3
Doors and windows facing the street with sidewalk connections 48.4% 15
Addition of porch or front yard patio or pergola 22.6% 7
Types and locations of fencing 38.7% 12
Front yard landscaping 61.3% 19

Which two strategies below would be most effective in making Littleton increasingly sustainable in the years ahead?

Response Percent Response Count
The ULUC should require a percentage of attainable housing in all future developments 43.3% 13
The ULUC should provide incentives for attainability (e.g., density bonuses, expedited approval, etc.) 43.3% 13
The ULUC should allow for a variety of housing types but let the market determine housing types and price points 46.7% 14
Attainable housing is important but there are other higher priorities 36.7% 11

Which three of the following housing types best meet the needs of young families, age-in-place retirees, and working residents?

Response Percent Response Count
Small (< 1,000 sf) single-family detached residences 55.2% 16
Single-family conversions to duplexes 24.1% 7
Small (800 – 1,000 sf.) single-family attached units (duplex to fourplex) 24.1% 7
Accessory dwelling units 27.6% 8
Single-family attached row houses and townhomes 44.8% 13
Garden apartments (two-to-three story) 17.2% 5
Apartments within a planned mixed use development 34.5% 10
Mixed use buildings with upper floor residential units 34.5% 10

Which two of the following strategies would be most effective in addressing housing attainability in Littleton?

Response Percent Response Count
Zone areas for mixed housing types 62.1% 18
Allow two/three family infill development 27.6% 8
Allow accessory dwelling units 44.8% 13
Require a residential component in every mixed-use development 41.4% 12

Which three types of accessory dwelling units are most appropriate in specific districts?

Response Percent Response Count
Above garage 70.0% 21
Visible tiny home 33.3% 10
Invisible tiny home (rear yard) 50.0% 15
Detached garage 56.7% 17
Home basement or interior 66.7% 20

Which four of the following approaches is most suitable for Littleton?

Response Percent Response Count
Required percentage of all developed residential units 34.5% 10
Require a broader mix of housing types in redevelopment projects 65.5% 19
Density bonus of one market rate unit for each attainable unit 31.0% 9
Dimensional standards modification, e.g., buildable area 41.4% 12
Development cost offsets, e.g., fee waivers, tap costs, expedited approval, etc. 55.2% 16
Remove attainability impediments, e.g., parking requirements, etc. 24.1% 7
Accessory dwelling units 51.7% 15

Which three of the following strategies are most important for how the Residential Mix neighborhood should mature in the coming years?

Response Percent Response Count
Maintain single-family detached residences 64.5% 20
Encourage renovation and reinvestment through by-right improvements, e.g., home additions, greater lot coverage, garage conversion, etc. 61.3% 19
Allow single-family homes to become duplexes 45.2% 14
Allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs) 41.9% 13
Enable new multiplexes to buffer multi-family development 19.4% 6
Allow lots to be combined and developed as rowhouses, townhomes or garden apartments 25.8% 8
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March 1, 2021, 6:58 AM
  • What are the three most important characteristics that make your neighborhood livable?
    • Near access to parks, open spaces and trails
  • What are the three most important characteristics to encourage reinvestment in your neighborhood?
    • Accommodating renovation and expansion of existing homes
    • Administrative approval of expanded building footprints, e.g., addition, garage, porch
  • If duplexes were permitted in certain single-family areas, what are the three most important design qualities?
    • A single driveway to accommodate all cars
  • Are residential design standards important in non-historic neighborhoods?
    • Maybe in certain districts or areas but not citywide
  • Which three of the following are the most important residential design standards?
    • Building design that complements the surrounding neighborhood
    • Types and locations of fencing
    • Front yard landscaping
  • Which two strategies below would be most effective in making Littleton increasingly sustainable in the years ahead?
    • The ULUC should allow for a variety of housing types but let the market determine housing types and price points
    • Attainable housing is important but there are other higher priorities
  • Which three of the following housing types best meet the needs of young families, age-in-place retirees, and working residents?
    • Small (< 1,000 sf) single-family detached residences
  • Which two of the following strategies would be most effective in addressing housing attainability in Littleton?
    • Allow accessory dwelling units
  • Which three types of accessory dwelling units are most appropriate in specific districts?
    • Invisible tiny home (rear yard)
    • Home basement or interior
  • Which four of the following approaches is most suitable for Littleton?
    • Require a broader mix of housing types in redevelopment projects
    • Dimensional standards modification, e.g., buildable area
  • Which three of the following strategies are most important for how the Residential Mix neighborhood should mature in the coming years?
    • Maintain single-family detached residences
    • Allow lots to be combined and developed as rowhouses, townhomes or garden apartments
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