Littleton Village Common Form-Based Code wins 2021 APA-MA Project of the Year Award

We’re thrilled to share that our Littleton Village Common Form-based Code has received the 2021 Project of the Year Award from the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA)!

The project creates a new form-based code zoning bylaw and attendant district to revitalize the Town’s Village Common into a mixed-use, walkable, and compact town center. The FBC project follows from the recommendations of the 2017 Littleton Masterplan and the 2018 Littleton Common Revitalization Roadmap, the latter of which Utile was also a consultant. Made in concert with the Town and code writer Dan Bartman, the project took approximately 18 months, from kickoff through workshops and many public meetings to the final town vote, which passed by an overwhelming majority on June 13th, 2020. In the summer of 2021, the Utile team conducted an in-depth training session with the town staff on how to best administer the Code. Today, the newly adopted FBC is actively and positively contributing to the vision of the Common that the Town wants to see. Current developers are revising their existing plans and have been pleased to work with the new Code.

We’re excited to celebrate this honor at the virtual APA-MA Awards Ceremony on December 3rd!