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.

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