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 12-month Main Street Corridor Planning effort is coming to a close! The presentation from last public meeting on September 10th, draft executive summary, and draft Main Street Corridor plan are now available online:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning process. The project team is wrapping up final edits for the plan and will bring it to City Council for approval on October 22nd. Check back for the final version of the plan.

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 12-month Main Street Corridor Planning effort is coming to a close! The presentation from last public meeting on September 10th, draft executive summary, and draft Main Street Corridor plan are now available online:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning process. The project team is wrapping up final edits for the plan and will bring it to City Council for approval on October 22nd. Check back for the final version of the plan.

Share your thoughts about the future, your personal story or your memories about the Main Street Corridor! We can help shape the future by thinking about what we appreciate and value!

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  • What are your aspirations for the future of the Main Street Corridor and why?

  • OR What is your favorite event you have attended in the Main Street Corridor and why?

  • OR What are your favorite destinations along the Main Street Corridor and why?

  • OR What do you like most about the Main Street Corridor and why?

  • OR How is the best way to get up and down the Main Street Corridor? What is your favorite mode of transport?

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  • Traffic ruins Main St.

    by medley56, 4 months ago

    I understand that Main is a street and streets have traffic but nobody wants to have a meal on a busy street. No one wants to go to happy hour where you can't hear your friend talk over the sound of the traffic. I don't want to read a book on a bench while inhaling the exhaust from all the modified mufflers going by.

    If we are going to have a vibrant community around Main St, we must reduce the amount of traffic going by. I don't mean reducing congestion; I mean reducing the number of cars that move through... Continue reading

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  • We need smart sustainable development

    by SamIam, 6 months ago

    Any/all development throughout Longmont and specifically w/respect to the Main Street Corridor should be required to be best practices Green built with solar power, rooftop gardens for multi-use residential development alternative transportation friendly. North Main needs a community garden, green space, and parks. Any/all projects should also require lots of more-mature trees to make a beautiful canopy and provide shade. The proposed "multi-cultural event center" would best be suited for North Main to bring visitors up that way. A free electric-powered shuttle along Main street (starting on weekends & then adding evenings and weekdays as things progress).

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  • A few recommendations / ideas

    by dconway, 9 months ago

    More trees and flowers along the entire street Hwy 66 down to 3rd would be nice. 

    Buttons at crosswalks that make the intersection flash when a pedestrian is there, as they have in Boulder.

    Extending artwork from south bridge up North through downtown and as far as 17th would be amazing!  Love all the art fair stuff that happens in Longmont so it would be in character.

    Turning parking lots all over town into covered lots that are also solar farms would be amazing!  Would generate electricity while shielding the sun, and more of those Tesla batteries to store it!... Continue reading

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  • Better multimodal transportation

    by Maaakaaa, 9 months ago

    When biking in Longmont, I often cross Main Street to destinations like the library or Wibby Brewing, but tend to avoid the Main St. corridor because it is poorly set up for bicycling. The lanes are narrow and cars are not expecting cyclists in the lane, parallel parking creates door hazards, and the sidewalk is busy and signed to specifically prohibit bikes. 

    As far as development, Longmont should focus on vacant buildings and areas already with sprawling oversized parking lots. I hope that continuing to vitalize Longmont will not push out more long-time businesses for for new, gentrified businesses (which... Continue reading

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  • Speeding

    by dquince, 9 months ago

    Despite what Chief Butler says, we have a speeding/aggressive driving problem on Main in DT, if not all of Main. Driving is a responsibility and needs to be treated as such.

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