LITTLETON, Colo. - A Littleton property sitting vacant for 13 years is about to get a new life.
Littleton's City Council voted Tuesday to rezone a 77-acre parcel at South Broadway and East Dry Creek Road. The property was home to the Marathon Oil Company until 2000.
The Littleton Village Planned Development Plan for the site calls for 900 residential units and 250,000-square feet of commercial space. When complete, it will be the largest mixed-use project in the city’s history, according to the city's website.
More than 13 percent of the project will be open space including the 3.5-acre Central Park.
"This is an opportunity to have a community that is live, work, play and that’s exciting," Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman said. "I think that it will attract and draw great populations of young, dynamic people and people who want to downsize to smaller homes."