Thank you for being a Downtown Business Owner! As a member of the LDDA, you are eligible for certain Downtown programs! Below is information on a number of these items.
Best Practices for Safety and Transient Activity: view information and TIPS to help you work through safety or transient activity situations. Best Practices was a collaboration with the Longmont Police Department, HOPE and OUR Center.
View Homeless Coordinated Entry information for people experiencing homelessness.
Mental Health First Aid training by the City of Longmont
Free 8 hour training - click here
Here are further steps you can take to help make your property more safe and inviting to your customers and staff and help deter any illegal activities.
The Longmont Police Department's Angel Initiative Program is committed to helping people suffering with addiction seek recovery, and connecting them with treatment programs, facilities and employment. View brochure for more information. The program also seeks Angel Employers who can provide work for people in the program. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please click here to complete an application.
Second Fridays: The second Friday of every month
Please be sure we have a current Business Snapshot on file for your business. Check your business listing on this site. If you would like any additional text on your business directory listing, let us know! We can also add photos. If you need a business snapshot form please e-mail email@example.com
Block Captains were established in 2009 to create a more comprehensive method of communication amongst the Downtown merchants and the LDDA office. Block Captains are business owners and managers who have volunteered to communicate on a regular basis with the merchants on their block or avenue. This includes helping with the distribution of posters, flyers, or notices. They meet with the LDDA once a month to brainstorm, discuss current and future Downtown happenings, and share questions and concerns.
If you would like to learn more and find out how you can become a block captain, please email Emelie Torres.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the LDDA office at 528 Main St. with the exception of March and September when we hold an All Business Owners Meeting instead.
As we try to increase the outreach and awareness of Downtown Longmont, we need your help!
Business Updates: Please send us your good news or business updates so that we can include them in our Facebook posts and online newsletters! It is simple to do.
Send us any business updates or good news to Emelie Torres.
Calendar of Events: There is a calendar of EVERYTHING happening in Downtown Longmont on our web site. PLEASE be sure to add your events!
For information about Longmont Economic Development Programs and Workshops call the Longmont Economic Development Partnership at (303) 651-0128 or visit our Business Resources page.
The Downtown Longmont Creative District will continue to focus on Second Fridays and promote the event as an evening of art, food, shopping, entertainment, and fun! Thanks to the support of the Downtown Longmont Creative District, Colorado Creative Industries, City of Longmont, and the Boettcher Foundation.
The LDDA offers business and property owners several programs to support the maintenance and improvement of the historic buildings in our Downtown District. In 2011, the LDDA Board designated an additional $1.1 million dollars in incentives to go toward the areas of Alleyscape Improvements, Signage, Facade Renovation, Second floor Residential and Retail. For more information and to download applications, visit our Business and Property Incentives page.
The Downtown Clean and Green is held in spring each year. We recruit volunteers to help perform cleanup projects throughout the district. We encourage businesses to participate in a cleanup project around their property. If you see something that needs attention, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This informative meeting, hosted by the Department of Public Safety, OUR Center, H.O.P.E., Agape Family Services, and SVVSD Homeless Education was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28. View the PowerPoint presentation which includes valuable statistics and resources.
Various shelter options are available to individuals and families seeking weather-related emergency shelter in Longmont. Click here for a list of Emergency Shelters.