The City of Longmont currently has over 122
designated historic structures located throughout the City. A structure
may be designated for preservation if it has historical, architectural
or geographical importance to the community. Applications for designation
are reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission and approved by
the City Council. Once a structure is designated, no exterior building
alterations are permitted unless a Certificate of Appropriateness has
been granted by the Historic Preservation Commission. There are several
financial incentives available for designated structures, including
tax credits for qualified rehabilitation and refunds for certain building
The City of Longmont has two nationally registered historic districts.
The purpose of these districts is to recognize areas of the City that
have special character and interest and exemplify outstanding elements
of the City's heritage. The West Side Historic District is generally
located between Third and Fifth Avenues and Longs Peak Avenue and Emery
and Collyer Streets. Within these districts, a Certificate of Appropriateness
is not required for any non-designated building alterations.
The Commission manages the City's historic preservation program and
consists of seven members appointed by City Council. For further information, please contact the Planning and Development Services Division.
Tax Credit Program for Designated Historic Properties