The Project: Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) Master Plan Update
What: A Master Plan is an official public document expressing a community vision. The LDDA’s Master Plan of Development will outline downtown’s current economic condition, as well as identify its opportunities and constraints. The Plan will be used to set future goals, policies, strategies and action steps.
This year, LDDA chose Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) as the lead on the project. P.U.M.A. is a consulting firm providing management, marketing and financial services to advance downtown and community development. P.U.M.A. has provided services to more than 200 clients in 34 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Jamaica and the Bahamas. It's clients include downtown management organizations, local governments, community development corporations and private firms.
Where: The plan will encompass the LDDA boundaries (see map).
Why: The Longmont Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors recently completed a five-year strategic plan. This is a critical time in the redevelopment of downtown, with interest from new investors and businesses. The current Master Plan of Development was completed in 1995. Although much of it remains relevant, this is a critical time for an update for several reasons:
When: August 2016 – February 2017
Who: LDDA Board, staff and Downtown Stakeholders, including property owners, business owners, residents, visitors, economic partners, etc.
Steering Committee Members include:
|Blake Hendricks||Old Town Outfitters|
|Brian Lindoerfer||Boulder County|
|Chris McGilvray||Longmont Liquors and LDDA Board|
|David Starnes||Redevelopment, City of Longmont|
|Jon Schallert||Schallert Group|
|Peg Schallert||Schallert Group|
|Jeff Moore||Longmont City Council and LDDA Board|
|Ron Cheyney||Ron's Printing|
|Joanne Kirves||Arts Longmont|
Del Rae Heiser
How: Through community engagement, work groups and an online survey, the LDDA Board and Steering Committee will work with P.U.M.A. in a two-phase process.
Phase I: Review, Assess & Engagement
Phase II: Synthesis & Master Plan
Placemaking & Urban Design
Connectivity & Access