Longmont Main Street Corridor Plan

This project looks at the Main Street Corridor.

In 2018, the Longmont City Council established their vision for Longmont's places, which is "In 20 years, Longmont will have a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66 and a river corridor that stretches from the sugar mill to the fairgrounds providing a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment."

This place based vision is closely tied with and supported by Envision Longmont and numerous other plans that recognize the Main Street Corridor as the “heart” of the community. The City recognizes that there is an opportunity to look at and think about the future of the Main Street corridor, and to identify and discuss potential changes along the corridor that will leverage our local economy and the quality of our community for decades to come.

Beginning last year, the City of Longmont set out to develop a plan, high-level goals, and vision for fortifying and improving the Main Street Corridor to reinforce it as the City's cultural, commercial and business center. The 5-mile long corridor extends from Highway 66 on the north to Plateau Road on the south. The Main Street Corridor 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.

The City is asking for the public's input on how you would like to see the corridor change over time. Explore the news updates, timeline of the project and the different character areas, as well as submitting your input through interactive maps and surveys.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Thanks to all who participated in the latest survey for recommendations. Results can be found here.


In 2018, the Longmont City Council established their vision for Longmont's places, which is "In 20 years, Longmont will have a developed Main Street from Pike Road to Highway 66 and a river corridor that stretches from the sugar mill to the fairgrounds providing a vibrant economic, residential, cultural and entertainment epicenter that is sustainable and respects the natural environment."

This place based vision is closely tied with and supported by Envision Longmont and numerous other plans that recognize the Main Street Corridor as the “heart” of the community. The City recognizes that there is an opportunity to look at and think about the future of the Main Street corridor, and to identify and discuss potential changes along the corridor that will leverage our local economy and the quality of our community for decades to come.

Beginning last year, the City of Longmont set out to develop a plan, high-level goals, and vision for fortifying and improving the Main Street Corridor to reinforce it as the City's cultural, commercial and business center. The 5-mile long corridor extends from Highway 66 on the north to Plateau Road on the south. The Main Street Corridor 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.

The City is asking for the public's input on how you would like to see the corridor change over time. Explore the news updates, timeline of the project and the different character areas, as well as submitting your input through interactive maps and surveys.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Thanks to all who participated in the latest survey for recommendations. Results can be found here.


  • TIMES-CALL ARTICLE: Longmont City Council to review status of Main Street Corridor Plan

    3 months ago
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    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on May 4, 2019

    By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    A segment of Longmont’s Main Street between Colo. 66 and 17th Avenue could benefit from the addition of pocket parks, plazas and additional landscaping and trees.

    A pedestrian promenade could enhance the east side of the 1100 block of Main, across the street from Mountain View Cemetery.

    The city should recognize the market opportunities for higher-density, for mixed-use developments and for multifamily housing in the stretch of Main between 11th Avenue on the north and the St. Vrain River on the south.

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    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on May 4, 2019

    By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    A segment of Longmont’s Main Street between Colo. 66 and 17th Avenue could benefit from the addition of pocket parks, plazas and additional landscaping and trees.

    A pedestrian promenade could enhance the east side of the 1100 block of Main, across the street from Mountain View Cemetery.

    The city should recognize the market opportunities for higher-density, for mixed-use developments and for multifamily housing in the stretch of Main between 11th Avenue on the north and the St. Vrain River on the south.

    Longmont could enhance and create cultural institutions at one or more locations in the area between the St. Vrain River and Plateau Road.

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times-Call website.
  • Project Team Hosts Main Street Walk Audit

    6 months ago
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    On February 13th, 2019, City staff, the consultant team, and Walk2Connect organized a 1- hour Walk Audit of a portion of North Main Street. The invitees included a diverse list of elected officials, agency staff, local organization representatives, and the general public. The goal was to individually and collectively identify opportunities and challenges along the corridor, particularly with mobility.

    The walk extended from the intersection of 17th and Main down to Mountain View and Main and then back up to 17th and Main (a distance of approximately 1 mile). As participants walked along the sidewalk, they documented issues/concerns and marked...

    On February 13th, 2019, City staff, the consultant team, and Walk2Connect organized a 1- hour Walk Audit of a portion of North Main Street. The invitees included a diverse list of elected officials, agency staff, local organization representatives, and the general public. The goal was to individually and collectively identify opportunities and challenges along the corridor, particularly with mobility.

    The walk extended from the intersection of 17th and Main down to Mountain View and Main and then back up to 17th and Main (a distance of approximately 1 mile). As participants walked along the sidewalk, they documented issues/concerns and marked those on aerial maps; in addition, photos were collected of specific issue areas.

    This information will help inform the larger planning process, including potential sidewalk and intersection improvements, as well as assessment of the need to accommodate bicyclists, transit users, and other modes of travel safely along the corridor.

  • TIMES-CALL ARTICLE: Longmont City Council to review Main Street Corridor Plan's goals

    6 months ago
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    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on January 28, 2019

    By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Longmont City Council members might weigh in on Tuesday about whether they want changes in a study that's already under way to examine and guide development and redevelopment possibilities alongside Main Street.

    City staff in a memo said the Main Street Corridor Plan team would like direction on whether the project's draft goals should be modified "to better support council's vision" for the 5-mile stretch of Main between Colo. 66 on the north and Plateau Road on the south — "or if there are any additional goals that should be added."

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times Call website.



    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on January 28, 2019

    By John Fryar, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Longmont City Council members might weigh in on Tuesday about whether they want changes in a study that's already under way to examine and guide development and redevelopment possibilities alongside Main Street.

    City staff in a memo said the Main Street Corridor Plan team would like direction on whether the project's draft goals should be modified "to better support council's vision" for the 5-mile stretch of Main between Colo. 66 on the north and Plateau Road on the south — "or if there are any additional goals that should be added."

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times Call website.



  • TIMES-CALL ARTICLE: Main Street Corridor Plan could include reconsideration of automotive business land use

    6 months ago
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    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on January 5, 2019

    By Sam Lounsberry, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Longmont officials, through a new initiative, envision fostering redevelopment and new uses of much of the real estate along Main Street's entirety, and some residents would like those efforts focused on properties with automotive businesses.

    But how forcibly and expeditiously city leaders should implement their desires is up for debate.

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times-Call website.



    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on January 5, 2019

    By Sam Lounsberry, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Longmont officials, through a new initiative, envision fostering redevelopment and new uses of much of the real estate along Main Street's entirety, and some residents would like those efforts focused on properties with automotive businesses.

    But how forcibly and expeditiously city leaders should implement their desires is up for debate.

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times-Call website.



  • TIMES-CALL ARTICLE: Longmont officials start assessing how Main Street corridor can be improved throughout city

    6 months ago
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    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on October 10, 2018

    By Sam Lounsberry, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Change will come to Longmont's Main Street throughout the city as part of a plan public officials have just begun forming with the goal of fortifying the corridor as a cultural and commercial center.

    Longmont officials have identified four sections of a one-to-three-block area on either side of Main Street between the city's northern and southern borders at Colo. 66 and Plateau Road, respectively, each with distinct characteristics, needs and opportunities for improvements.

    Read the full...

    Originally published in the Longmont Times-Call on October 10, 2018

    By Sam Lounsberry, Longmont Times-Call Staff Writer

    Change will come to Longmont's Main Street throughout the city as part of a plan public officials have just begun forming with the goal of fortifying the corridor as a cultural and commercial center.

    Longmont officials have identified four sections of a one-to-three-block area on either side of Main Street between the city's northern and southern borders at Colo. 66 and Plateau Road, respectively, each with distinct characteristics, needs and opportunities for improvements.

    Read the full story on the Longmont Times-Call website.