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Main Street Corridor Plan

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The City continues to work on the Main Street Corridor Plan to focus on the future of the Longmont Main Street corridor!

Project Updates

The 12-month Main Street Corridor Planning effort is coming to a close!

The Planning team is currently accepting comments on the full draft plan! Email any comments to  mainstreetplan@longmontcolorado.gov by Monday, September 23, 2019.

Thank you to all who were able to attend the public meeting on September 10, 2019. The presentation and draft executive summary are now available.

Project Overview

This corridor plan will assess land use, transportation, market needs, and opportunities for improvements to the Main St. Corridor. The corridor extends from State Highway 66 on the north to Plateau Road on the south and encompasses one to three blocks on each side of Main St. The 5-mile corridor is being divided up into four distinct character areas. This plan will address the need to carry multiple transportation modes safely and efficiently on Main Street, while revitalizing the area, and creating opportunities for mixed-land use projects over time.  Throughout this planning effort, the project team will work closely with the community to identify proposed land use changes and growth opportunities, while honoring the unique and historic characteristics of the corridor.

Project Goals

Fortifying Main Street as the City’s Cultural, Business, and Commercial Center 

Main Street today has a mix of commercial, instructional, retail, professional offices, medium to high density residential, and service-oriented uses. This corridor is supported on either side by strong and established residential neighborhoods. Several high level goals have been developed for the corridor. These include: 

  • Embrace Historic Significance: Recognize the corridor’s place in history, automobile culture, significance as a gathering place, and as Longmont’s “historic main street” 
  • Strategic Infill: Revitalize the corridor through infill development, new housing, community facilities/amenities and urban open space
  • Strengthen Economic Base: Promote economic growth by attracting and retaining a diverse range of businesses and housing to strengthen the corridor, while preventing displacement of existing businesses and homes
  • Integrate Main: Create connections between Main St. and surrounding neighborhoods; connect streets and transition building heights and massing
  • Improve Safety and Mobility: Improve safety for all modes; preserve corridor mobility while enhancing the multimodal network. Incorporate technology to support safety and mobility.
  • Transit as Catalyst: Leverage transit investments – orient stops around activity centers and form new mobility hubs
  • Create a Sense of Place: Create a cohesive identity and sense of place; improve livability for all residents; enhance aesthetics and incorporate green spaces

Project Timeline

The Main Street Corridor Plan is a 12-month planning effort that began in late summer 2018. It is scheduled to conclude in fall of 2019.  The public was invited to participate in community open houses throughout the process, and the project team also attended a variety of community events to seek additional plan input.

An overview of the project was presented at an initial community meeting held on November 7, 2018. Download a copy of presentation. The Longmont Observer for also recording the presentation portion of the meeting. Watch the video recap on the Observer's site

The project team also conducted surveys for gather community input.

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Contact us

For questions about this project, contact us at 303-651-8336 or mainstreetplan@longmontcolorado.gov

 

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