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Bloom!  Can you feel it?  Spring is in bloom (in its own sunny, snowy & rainy Colorado way)! One of the things blooming at the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) is this new monthly update. 

This past weekend, the LDDA district had more than 70 people that came out in the light snow to do cleaning projects in downtown Longmont in our Clean & Green event.  They tackled cleaning the tree grates on Main Street, the alleys, and trash enclosures. We are humbled that so many members of our community help clean up.  And, we have amazing sponsors that make it all possible.

LDDA strives to develop, support and promote a vital and valuable Downtown Longmont. It works to implement the Plan of Development that was created with the community as a vision for district. One of the six categories of action is Placemaking & Urban Design.  The foundation of this work is our Clean and Safe program. 

This includes beautification, such as landscaping and flower pots thanks to Taylor Wicklund Landscaping.  Irrigation checks and clean up is underway and flower planting will start sometime in May. We also have strong partnerships with the City of Longmont Parks and Public Safety Departments.

LDDA has taken several steps to increase the safety of the district. Currently, we are working with the City to install cameras in our alleys and breezeways. We regularly host meetings with Longmont police and business owners. Recently, we have enhanced the lighting in our public parking lots and have added string lighting along Main St.

This investment in lighting increases safety so visitors can park once and walk everywhere. Our most recent parking study revealed that more than 50% of the parking, system-wide, is available at peak times, but there are definite hotspots in areas that make finding a space appear more difficult. Check out our parking map - and don't forget, FREE parking in The Spoke on Coffman garage (512 Coffman St.) or all day parking at the 8th & Coffman parking lot.

There is always something new blooming in Downtown Longmont.  Be sure to check out the new sculpture walk on 4th Avenue between Main & Coffman streets.  As a partnership with Art in Public Places, LDDA and the Longmont Creative District displayed six Art on the Move sculptures.  Or take a picture by our newest mural - just north of the Roosevelt Park Apartments parking garage (north of Longs Peak on Main St).  This partnership with the Firehouse Art Center, St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont Creative District and artist Max Coleman.

So, this spring come see for yourself all that is in bloom in the Downtown.  Tag us on social with your favorite new find.