Downtown Incentive Program

The Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) offers business and property owners several incentives to support the maintenance and improvement of the historic buildings in our Downtown Longmont District. The incentives are only available to business and property owners within the boundaries of the LDDA (view map.) The Downtown Incentive Program offers grants for renovations to facades, retail conversions, residential property, signage, and large scale catalyst redevelopment projects

Prior to beginning these programs, applicants must meet with the LDDA staff and submit completed applications for full review and approval. Approval of grants is required before applicants begin the project. Applicants may also have to meet with the Board of Directors to receive final approval for grant requests. Grant applicants are required to demonstrate how their improvement is compatible with the Downtown Longmont Master Plan of Development and/or the Downtown Longmont Creative District Goals and Strategies. All grants are a reimbursement with funds dispersed after the project is completed and inspected by the LDDA.

In 2011, the LDDA Board designated an additional $1.1 million dollars in incentives to go toward the areas of Arts and Entertainment, Signage, Second floor Residential and Retail. The existing programs are based on current funds available.

Click here for a ONE-SHEET SUMMARY of all LDDA Incentive Programs.

        Enterprise Zone

        The Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a state funded program that was created to promote a business friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits that incentivize businesses to locate and develop in - and non-profit organizations to assist with the needs of - these communities. Areas of Longmont, Lafayette, and Broomfield recently received the North Metro Enterprise Zone designation. Specific areas of the Downtown District are included in this program! View the Enterprize Zone map (the LDDA is in the North Metro zone).

        View informational flyer. For more information please visit or contact Jessica Erickson, Longmont Economic Development Parnership at 303-651-0128 or by email,

        Additional Resources

        Longmont Economic Development Partnership:

        Boulder Small Business Development Center

        The Boulder Small Business Development Center provides resources to help make your business successful, whether you are established, ready to grow, or just starting up. The Boulder SBDC supports Boulder County businesses in three ways:

        • Workshops held throughout the year on a variety of topics.
        • Confidential one-on-one consulting with experienced businesspeople.
        • Connecting clients to other valuable small business resources.

        City of Longmont One-Stop Permit Processing Center

        City of Longmont Permit Information and Forms

        Located at the new Development Center on Kimbark Street (Old Museum/Old City Hall, across the street from the library), the One-Stop Permit Processing system means that customers can get all their information, plan reviews and building permits in one place. This streamlines the processes and customers no longer have to travel between remote City facilities.

        The following City Departments can be found at this location:

        • Economic Development
        • Planning
        • Development Services
        • Public Works Engineering
        • Building Inspection
        • Parks and Open Space Administration

        The following City Departments have satellite offices at this location:

        • Longmont Power and Communication
        • Public Works & Natural Resources
        • The Fire Department.