Building STEAM: Creating an epicenter of Science, Technology, Education and Arts


The City Council’s vision for Longmont’s places includes a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66, and a river corridor that stretches from the Sugar Mill to the Fairgrounds as a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment. This area will:

  • Have a diverse housing stock with higher densities, access to high quality public transportation, food and jobs (Goal B1)
  • Protect and respect our natural public amenities as part of the development process (Goal B2)
  • Become a nationally recognized geographic center of science, technology, engineering, education, arts, and entrepreneurialism (Goal B3)
  • Bring together private industry, local government, non-profits, institutions of higher education as well as the St. Vrain Valley School district to ensure the highest quality, best prepared workforce in the western United States (Goal B4)

The Council has focused this effort in a geographic area north of the St. Vrain River, and would like your opinion on what would make this area an epicenter of science, technology, education, arts and entrepreneurialism. Do you envision a performing arts center? Or a campus for higher education? An environmental learning center along the river? Think big and share your thoughts!



The City Council’s vision for Longmont’s places includes a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66, and a river corridor that stretches from the Sugar Mill to the Fairgrounds as a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment. This area will:

  • Have a diverse housing stock with higher densities, access to high quality public transportation, food and jobs (Goal B1)
  • Protect and respect our natural public amenities as part of the development process (Goal B2)
  • Become a nationally recognized geographic center of science, technology, engineering, education, arts, and entrepreneurialism (Goal B3)
  • Bring together private industry, local government, non-profits, institutions of higher education as well as the St. Vrain Valley School district to ensure the highest quality, best prepared workforce in the western United States (Goal B4)

The Council has focused this effort in a geographic area north of the St. Vrain River, and would like your opinion on what would make this area an epicenter of science, technology, education, arts and entrepreneurialism. Do you envision a performing arts center? Or a campus for higher education? An environmental learning center along the river? Think big and share your thoughts!


  • City Council’s vision for Longmont’s places includes a well-developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66, and river/creek corridor that stretches from the Sugar Mill to the Fairgrounds. This area is envisioned as a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment. To support this vision, some initial visioning work has been initiated to test concepts and gather feedback from the community. The following survey will ask about preferences for one section of the St. Vrain Creek corridor and 1st & Main Street; this general area is referred to as the

    City Council’s vision for Longmont’s places includes a well-developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66, and river/creek corridor that stretches from the Sugar Mill to the Fairgrounds. This area is envisioned as a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment. To support this vision, some initial visioning work has been initiated to test concepts and gather feedback from the community. The following survey will ask about preferences for one section of the St. Vrain Creek corridor and 1st & Main Street; this general area is referred to as the Building STEAM area within the survey.

    To further support this vision, the City is also working on the Main Street Corridor Plan; this effort is assessing land use, transportation, market needs, and opportunities for improvements to the entire Main Street Corridor. A separate survey will be available to gather input for other areas of Main Street. Visit the Main Street Corridor's Project Page >

    A series of models and drawings have been put together to test potential redevelopment concepts with the community. The following survey questions are aimed at understanding the level of support and preferences for these concepts.

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