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

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This project is picking up STEAM again! When City Council convened the community to visualize what “could be” along specific areas of the St. Vrain River Corridor, there was a lot of community excitement about the potential for this area. The “results” of the year-long engagement process with the community was reviewed by City Council in October 2019.

In 2020, $150,000 was allocated to move those visualizations into a more practical, implementable plan for action. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional work was not able to be completed in 2020, but the funding and intentions will carry through to 2021.

Since the first phase of the visioning process wrapped up, many exciting project ideas have emerged that could redefine the future of lower downtown as the STEAM area is developed.

Staff from the City's Planning and Development Services will work with property owners and community stakeholders to create the next plans for how to move forward with redevelopment of the area. Engage Longmont will be a perfect resource for staying informed and for adding your voice when the City Council requests input from the public on investment and development possibilities.

For more information on the project, contact Tony Chacon, Redevelopment Manager, at 303-651-8318 or via e-mail at tony.chacon@longmontcolorado.gov.



This project is picking up STEAM again! When City Council convened the community to visualize what “could be” along specific areas of the St. Vrain River Corridor, there was a lot of community excitement about the potential for this area. The “results” of the year-long engagement process with the community was reviewed by City Council in October 2019.

In 2020, $150,000 was allocated to move those visualizations into a more practical, implementable plan for action. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional work was not able to be completed in 2020, but the funding and intentions will carry through to 2021.

Since the first phase of the visioning process wrapped up, many exciting project ideas have emerged that could redefine the future of lower downtown as the STEAM area is developed.

Staff from the City's Planning and Development Services will work with property owners and community stakeholders to create the next plans for how to move forward with redevelopment of the area. Engage Longmont will be a perfect resource for staying informed and for adding your voice when the City Council requests input from the public on investment and development possibilities.

For more information on the project, contact Tony Chacon, Redevelopment Manager, at 303-651-8318 or via e-mail at tony.chacon@longmontcolorado.gov.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    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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