Why we need a Transition Zone between the Historic Eastside and Lower Downtown

Giant, insensitive blocks built right up against delightful, small, historic homes. Blocks that are taller than almost all of the buildings along Main. No privacy, backyards plunged into shadow, increased parking pressures... This elevation shows what is possible here in Longmont taken to its logical conclusion. (And we've been seeing this sort of thing in … Continue reading Why we need a Transition Zone between the Historic Eastside and Lower Downtown

Train Noise / Quiet Zones

More information on train noise is coming soon... Related: Podcast: Both Sides of Center (Longmont Observer) (5/25/2018) Sarah Levison and Paul Tiger talk about Longmont issues and politics. https://longmontobserver.org/podcasts/podcast-both-sides-of-center-episode-14/   Opinion: Richard Jacobi: Longmont's Train Noise Problem (5/28/2017) https://longmontobserver.org/opinion/longmonts-train-noise-problem/ Longmont Eastside residents getting noisy over train quiet zones (5/6/2016) http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_29860651/longmont-eastside-residents-getting-noisy-over-train-quiet

Parking issues on the Eastside

HENA has been working more closely with the Lower Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) recently to come up with win-win solutions to complex problems around liveability, sustainability and transportation issues that affect us all. Related: Downtown Longmont Parking Study Implementation July 2017 Persistent concerns from residents over the proposed use of dedicated (and diagonal) parking spots … Continue reading Parking issues on the Eastside

Historic Eastside Architectural Surveys

Determining the historic assets in a neighborhood is the first step towards actively preserving that area. Since 2001, HENA has been working with the City of Longmont to obtain architectural surveys of its historic homes.   Homes have been surveyed to determine how many historic and potentially historic properties were located in the neighborhood. Sometimes … Continue reading Historic Eastside Architectural Surveys

Short Term Rentals

Longmont City Council offers direction on regulating short-term rentals (2/8/18) Longmont's City Council gave the city staff additional directions Tuesday night about what restrictions and conditions it would like included in potential legalization of the practice of short-term rentals of homes or bedrooms within homes....   Read the full article at the Longmont Times Call … Continue reading Short Term Rentals

Historic Eastside Revitalization Plan (2006)

Back in 2006, the Historic Eastside was struggling somewhat as a neighborhood. The City of Longmont funded us to come up with our most pressing needs. We worked together to identify projects, programs and action steps that would enhance the appearance, preserve the character and improve the public and private properties of the neighborhood. Read … Continue reading Historic Eastside Revitalization Plan (2006)