Downtown Business Owner Information

Thank you for being a Downtown Business Owner!  As a member of the LDDA, you are eligible for certain Downtown programs!  Below is information on a number of these items.


Best Practices for Safety and Transient Activity

View information and TIPS to help you work through safety or transient activity situations. Best Practices was a collaboration with the Longmont Police Department, HOPE and OUR Center. 


2016 Dates to Remember

  • LDDA Board Meetings:  4th Wednesday of the month at 4:15 p.m. (528 Main St.)
  • Business Owner Meetings: 8:30 a.m., March 9 and October 14, 2016 (528 Main St.)

Notes from March 11, 2015 meeting
Notes from September 9, 2015 meeting

Second Fridays: The second Friday of every month

For event road closure Information, visit our Traffic and Road Closure page.

Business Snapshot for Website Directory

Please be sure we have a current Business Snapshot on file for your business. Check your business listing on this site. If you would like any additional text on your business directory listing, let us know! We can also add photos. If you need a business snapshot form please e-mail emelie.torres@longmontcolorado.gov

Click here for a business snapshot form.


Block Captain Program

Block Captains were established in 2009 to create a more comprehensive method of communication amongst the Downtown merchants and the LDDA office. Block Captains are business owners and managers who have volunteered to communicate on a regular basis with the merchants on their block or avenue. This includes helping with the distribution of posters, flyers, or notices. They meet with the LDDA once a month to brainstorm, discuss current and future Downtown happenings, and share questions and concerns.

If you would like to learn more and find out how you can become a block captain, please email Emelie Torres.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the LDDA office at 528 Main St. with the exception of March and September when we hold an All Business Owners Meeting instead. 


Marketing Initiatives

As we try to increase the outreach and awareness of Downtown Longmont, we need your help!

Business Updates: Please send us your good news or business updates so that we can include them in our Facebook posts and online newsletters!  It is simple to do.
Send us any business updates or good news to Emelie Torres.

Calendar of Events: There is a calendar of EVERYTHING happening in Downtown Longmont on our web site.  PLEASE be sure to add your events!

For information about Longmont Economic Development Programs and Workshops call the Longmont Area Economic Countil at (303) 651-0128 or visit our Business Resources page.

Second Fridays
The Downtown Longmont Creative District will continue to focus on Second Fridays and promote the event as an evening of art, food, shopping, entertainment, and fun! Thanks to the support of the Downtown Longmont Creative District, Colorado Creative Industries, City of Longmont, and the Boettcher Foundation.


Business Improvement Incentives

The LDDA offers business and property owners several programs to support the maintenance and improvement of the historic buildings in our Downtown District. In 2011, the LDDA Board designated an additional $1.1 million dollars in incentives to go toward the areas of Alleyscape Improvements, Signage, Facade Renovation, Second floor Residential and Retail. For more information and to download applications, visit our Business and Property Incentives page.


Clean & Green

The Downtown Clean and Green is held in April each year. We recruit over 100 volunteers to help perform cleanup projects throughout the district. We encourage businesses to participate in a cleanup project around their property. If you see something that needs attention, please e-mail delrae.heiser@longmontcolorado.gov. NOTE: There will not be a Clean & Green event in 2016. 


2015 Homelessness in Longmont Report

This informative meeting, hosted by the Department of Public Safety, OUR Center, H.O.P.E., Agape Family Services, and SVVSD Homeless Education was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28. View the PowerPoint presentation which includes valuable statistics and resources.


Emergency Winter Shelter Information 2016-2017

Various shelter options are available to individuals and families seeking weather-related emergency shelter in Longmont. Click here for a list of Emergency Shelters.


Alleyscape Update

The LDDA would like to send a big THANK YOU to those businesses on the East side of Main St. for their assistance and patience during the construction. We are thrilled with the new function and design of the alleys, breezeways and public parking lots. The West Side Alleyscape started in February 2016 and will continue throughout 2016. Visit the Alleyscape Construction Updates page. 


Surveys

In order to serve you better, we developed a series of online surveys. Please take the time to give us your feedback on a number of issues.