Downtown Business Owner Resources

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.


Clean & Safe Program

Best Practices for Safety and Transient Activity: View Information and TIPS sheet 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 Who to Call map for Downtown maintenance concerns. 

View Homeless Coordinated Entry information for people experiencing homelessness.

Homeless Outreach Organizations – sign up for newsletters and stay informed.
HOPE http://hopeforlongmont.org/
Our Center https://www.ourcenter.org/

2018 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. 

  • Ask the Longmont Police for a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) assessment of your property. They will recommended changes to help deter crime, camping, vandalism, etc. Call their non-emergency number at (303) 651-8501. 
  • Complete a Police Affidavit giving the Police authority to cite or arrest an individual that is trespassing on your property when you are not on the premise. 

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.


    2018 Dates to Remember

    • LDDA Board Meetings:  4th Wednesday of the month at 4:15 p.m. (528 Main St.)
    • Business Owner Meetings: 8:30 a.m., March 14 and September 12, 2018 (tentative)

    Second Fridays: The second Friday of every month

    • Summer Concerts: June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (Fridays)
    • ArtWalk: May 19, September 15 (Saturdays)
    • Longmont Pride: Saturday, June 23
    • Jazz Fest, Saturday, July 21
    • Boulder County Fair Parade: Saturday, August 4
    • Chalk Fest and Street Fair: Sept. 8-9
    • Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Street: Saturday, October  27
    • Holiday Tree Lighting: Friday, November 23
    • Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 24
    • Holiday Parade of Lights: Saturday, December 8
    For a PDF of a complete list of 2018 EVENTS click here
    For event road closure Information, visit our Traffic and Road Closure page.

    Business Snapshot for Website Directory

    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 emelie.torres@longmontcolorado.gov

    Click here for a business snapshot form.


    Block Captain Program

    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. 


    Marketing Initiatives

    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.

    Second Fridays
    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.


    Business Improvement Incentives

    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.


    Clean & Green

    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 delrae.heiser@longmontcolorado.gov


    2015 Homelessness in Longmont Report

    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.


    Emergency Winter Shelter Information 2016-2017

    Various shelter options are available to individuals and families seeking weather-related emergency shelter in Longmont. Click here for a list of Emergency Shelters.