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 parcel map. Click on the buttons below to view application and details of each grant. 

building facades (DIP)  retail conversions  signage

residential property  TIF Investment Program  

These requirements apply to all Grant applications. 

  • Prior to submitting grant requests, 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 (primarily for requests $10,000+).
  • Most 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. The existing programs are based on current funds available.

View INCENTIVE PROGRAM SUMMARY one-sheet. 


Downtown Redevelopment Guide 

The LDDA's Downtown Redevelopment Guide covers all you need to know about incentive opportunities from the LDDA and other entities. These include LDDA Grant Incentives, Historic Tax Credits, Sustainability Incentives and information on the Enterprise and Opportunity Zones in the District. Click on the image to view the Guide and read more below. 


Downtown Longmont Historic District

A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of tax owed to the government. Tax credit projects create jobs and provide financial incentives to revitalize historic buildings. Downtown Historic District


Opportunity Zone

An Opportunity Zone is an economically-distressed community where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment. It is designed to spur economic development by providing tax benefits to investors. The entire LDDA is in an Opportunity Zone. For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/opportunity-zones-frequently-asked-questions. View map


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. Longmont and specific areas of the Downtown District are included in the North Metro Enterprise Zone. View the Enterprise Zone map (the LDDA is in the North Metro zone). New in 2020 -  Solar Tax Incentives! 

For more information please visit Choose Colorado or contact Jessica Erickson, Longmont Economic Development Partnership at 303-651-0128 or email jessica@longmont.org.


Additional Resources

Longmont Sustainable Business Program
Launched in 2019, Longmont's Sustainable Business Program supports and recognizes businesses in the community making substantial efforts to reduce their environmental impact, act socially responsible, and contribute to the economic vitality of Longmont. 

Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE)
PACE provides free expert advisor services, financial incentives and a certification program to help businesses measure and gain recognition for their energywastewater, and transportation achievements. 

Longmont Economic Development Partnership (LEDP)
LEDP works constantly to promote a strong business environment in Longmont and to encourage economic development through business attraction, retention, expansion, and creation.

Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SBDC provides resources to help make your business successful, whether you are established, ready to grow, or just starting up. From workshops to one-on-one consulting, SBDC helps clients through their small business needs.


City of Longmont One-Stop Permit Processing Center

City of Longmont Permit Information and Forms

Located at the Development Center on Kimbark Street, the One-Stop Permit Processing system means that customers can get all their information, plan reviews and building permits in one place.

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