a. Promote the downtown area as the cornerstone of Longmont’s identity, serving as a community-wide destination and gathering place for civic, retail, and entertainment uses.
b. Encourage a mixed-use development pattern with emphasis on incorporating residential uses, so that downtown can prosper in a safe environment.
c. Foster balanced economic development opportunities that encourage economically viable businesses to locate and prosper in the downtown area and the greater Central Business District.
d. Continue to strengthen downtown’s role as the civic center of the community so that everyone in Longmont feels welcomed and included in civic activities.
e. Focus downtown physical improvements to achieve a greater degree of accessibility, and pedestrian orientation, and historic awareness.
a. Strengthen and connect existing neighborhood groups, and encourage the formation of new groups in additional neighborhoods.
• City to serve as a catalyst for forming new neighborhood groups
•Connect existing groups
•Connect with fire and police force
•Establish a communication forum – newsletter, regular neighborhood articles.
b. Involve youth in planning and conducting new and revitalized youth programs and activities.
c. Create an environment where youth feel valued in the community.
d. Continue to promote meaningful, purposeful citizen involvement and engagement opportunities to hear many voices in City programs and initiatives.
e. Support and encourage culturally inclusive community gatherings and events.
a. Improve the City’s trail system to achieve a city-wide grid system that strengthens community connections for non-recreational as well as recreational purposes, and explore a dedicated funding source to achieve implementation on an annual, ongoing basis.
b. Promote usable open space by exploring multiple-use opportunities; extend the city’s open space tax, and allocate c. fixed percentage of funding for both accessible as well as non-accessible (community separator) open space.
c. Require and incentivize “green” building standards for all public as well as private development, with an emphasis on quality, energy-efficient materials, quality architecture, and generous landscaping that reinforces community and the environment.
d. Encourage, enhance public transportation opportunities by working proactively to promote an increased level of transit service in Longmont.
a. Create opportunities for a continuum of appropriate jobs for all residents by attracting business through proactive marketing and a coordinated, citywide approach.
b. Ensure that both private and public development and redevelopment activities are in alignment with the community’s vision and values.
c. Work to create a “business-friendly” reputation for Longmont in the community, both locally and beyond.
d. Emphasize a balance between local and non-local businesses at a range of sizes and scales in our economic development policies and strategies.
a. Promote and support community activities to support education.
b. Promote partnerships between public and private sectors that enhance educational opportunities, from pre-school through college and beyond.
c. Promote community support through volunteerism and mentoring programs, and further explore opportunities to promote parental involvement in educational activities.