In January 2016, the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA), City of Longmont and Boulder County contracted with Kimley-Horn and Associates (Kimley-Horn) to do a Parking and Access Study for Downtown Longmont. The goal of the Study was to develop a set of strategic recommendations to assist the City and LDDA in their partnership to develop a proactive, customer-friendly and well-managed public parking system that will support the City’s larger economic development and mobility goals, today and in the future. Read the Executive Summary. Read the full report.
The recommendations outlined in this Study were guided by the philosophy that parking management is about supporting inviting, walkable public spaces for people and not about warehousing cars. The following foundational elements provided the “back-drop” for evaluating the City of Longmont’s existing public parking program and it is the consulting team’s hope that the City, County and LDDA see the following core values represented in the Study’s recommendations:
- Customer Service
- Financially Self-Sustaining
- Environmentally Sustainable
- An Expanded Focus on Access Management and Mobility
- Ease of Use
In April 2019, the City contracted with Kimley-Horn and Associates to update Downtown Longmont’s parking demand and duration of stay data. The intent of this effort is to provide staff with comparative information of the parking system’s performance to determine if the parking program requires further modification. Read the full update report.