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2017 Master Plan Update

Where: The plan encompasses the LDDA boundaries [see map].

Why: The LDDA Board of Directors updated its plan in 2017, citing a critical time in the redevelopment of downtown. The former Master Plan of Development was completed in 1995 and an update provided:

  • Reflection of advances and changes in Downtown since 1995
  • Alignment with Envision Longmont, City of Longmont Comprehensive Plan and other relevant City or Economic Development plans
  • Integrated the Longmont Arts & Entertainment District Plan
  • Created a strong policy foundation for year-on-year resource allocations by LDDA & the City

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
  • Tamar Hendricks, CrackPots
  • 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
  • Steve Lane, Bas1s
  • Joanne Kirves, Arts Longmont
  • Janine Ledingham, Longmont EDP      

LDDA Staff    

  • Kimberlee McKee
  • Del Rae Heiser
  • Emelie Torres

PUMA Staff    

  • Erica Heller
  • JJ Folsom
  • Daniel Makela

How: Through community engagement, work groups and an online survey, the LDDA Board and Steering Committee worked with P.U.M.A. to create a plan.

Using Work Groups topics explored included:

Economic Vitality

  • Business mix
  • Attraction and retention
  • Downtown’s Niche/Brand
  • Marketing
  • Incentives and support
  • DDA District Boundary
  • Business Improvement District

Land Use

  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Residential
  • Civic & Cultural
  • Hospitality/Lodging
  • Mixed-use
  • Redevelopment tools

Creative District

  • Arts
  • Cultural venues
  • Entertainment
  • Events
  • Creative Culinary
  • Placemaking & Urban Design

Public Spaces

  • Utilities
  • Sidewalks
  • Streetscape
  • Fixtures (benches, light poles, etc.)
  • Way-finding signage
  • Public Art
  • Historic Character
  • Authenticity
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Building Placement & Scale

Connectivity & Access

  • Vehicles
  • Pedestrian
  • Bicycles
  • Bike Lanes
  • Trails
  • Streets
  • Parking
  • Alleys
  • Bus
  • Future Rail
  • Connectivity