In 1982, the Longmont City Council and the Longmont electorate created the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) with a mandate to revitalize the City’s Downtown commercial core. The LDDA encompasses 242 acres, spanning 1st Avenue to Longs Peak and Martin Street to Terry Street.
Since 1982, more than $200 million in public and private funds has been invested in new and renovated buildings in the Longmont Downtown District. Goals and strategies are outlined in the LDDA Master Plan of Development
MISSION: To develop, support and promote a vital and valuable Downtown Longmont. Through strategic development and programs, the LDDA makes downtown appealing to businesses, residents and visitors.
VISION: Downtown is the heart of Longmont, home to a robust mix of innovative and creative businesses, as well as being the hub of cultural life, diverse housing, and civic activities. Downtown’s authentic and progressive atmosphere welcomes people of all ages, cultures, incomes, and abilities from across the Front Range, and is a point of pride for the entire Longmont community.
NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Longmont Downtown Development Authority does not discriminate against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, artists and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, stakeholders, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. (Adopted November 2021)
The LDDA also manages the parking fund and a General Improvement District (GID) at the direction of the City of Longmont.
Map of the LDDA and GID boundaries