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The Redevelopment and Revitalization Division serves several functions including:

  • Developing and administering the City's redevelopment programs
  • Collaborating with local economic development organizations to address mutual goals
  • Recommending project activities required to facilitate new private investment
  • Administering, and directing, the implementation of the two established urban renewal districts
  • Interacting with property owners, developers and tenants to facilitate feasible and effective redevelopment
  • Marketing the tools available for redevelopment

Focus Areas


Redevelopment-Ready Guide Self Evaluation for Longmont Colorado

To better understand how Longmont is doing to facilitate redevelopment, City redevelopment staff prepared a Redevelopment-Ready Guide -- Self-Evaluation for Longmont in 2016. This guide is based, in part, on the State of Michigan’s Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Program. This Redevelopment-Ready Guide is a tool for the City of Longmont to evaluate its current policies, practices and public investment toolbox that use limited public dollars and investment to attract private investment, grow jobs, provide new housing, and build tax base for the betterment of the community. City staff used Michigan’s RRC program, criteria and best practices as a framework to evaluate Longmont’s redevelopment-readiness. The criteria and best practices were modified and expanded to reflect local and Colorado conditions, in particular the role of public/private partnerships in facilitating redevelopment projects. The seven Best Practices evaluated for Longmont includes: (1) Clear Community Vision and Infrastructure Investment; (2) Proactive Community and Policy Leader Outreach and Education; (3) Supportive Land Use / Zoning Regulations; (4) Predictable and Transparent Development Review Process; (5) Available Redevelopment Opportunity Sites; (6) Public/Private Partnerships; and (7) Community Prosperity. This timing of this evaluation is pertinent as the City has recently adopted a new comprehensive plan called Envision Longmont; infill and redevelopment has been identified as one of the plan’s Growth Framework key objectives.

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Redevelopment-Ready Guide   Self-Evaluation

 

 

 

 

 


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1st and Main Transit Oriented Development Strategies Report  

The purpose of this report is to provide the City of Longmont and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) with conceptual plans and corresponding projected costs for the 1st and Main transit station and the associated transit oriented development (TOD). The 1st and Main station area improvements will serve the end of the line FasTracks commuter rail from Boulder and Denver and will also serve as a transfer hub for local routes. This report provides further detailed planning and financial analysis to implement concepts outlined in the 1st & Main Station Transit & Revitalization Plan that was adopted by Longmont City Council in 2012.


 

Urban Renewal

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 Longmont Urban Renewal Authority 2015 Annual Report

 

 

 

 

 

   View the 2014 Longmont Urban Renewal Annual Report here.

 

In accordance with the Colorado Urban Renewal Statute (C.R.S.31-25-102), the objectives of urban renewal plans are to:

  • Eliminate economic, social, physical, and visual blight
  • Provide for economic revitalization
  • Establish a more beneficial mix of land uses
  • Restore public infrastructure

The City Council acts as the Longmont Urban Renewal Authority (LURA), which sets policy and provides oversight of redevelopment within the two designated urban renewal areas.

There are several tools available to LURA. These include:

  • Financing and constructing needed public improvements and facilities
  • Developing comprehensive strategies or preparing studies to assist private developers to respond to local economic opportunities that result in local investment and job creation
  • Acquiring land for resale to a developer
  • Entering into contractual agreements

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Tony Chacon
Redevelopment & Revitalization Manager

Executive Director, Longmont Urban Renewal Authority
(303) 651-8318
Email Tony Chacon

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