This 3.6 mile tour takes approximately 3 hours, but can be broken up into smaller segments as needed to suit your desires. Lots of interesting trivia here-- become an Eastside Expert! To access the tour, click here.To access the map, click here.
Category: Historic Preservation
HENA has worked hard to preserve the historic nature of the homes and region.
Walking Tour of Historic Eastside Neighborhood
Learn about our neighborhood’s history, some of our homes, and the people who started our town. Tours are 3.6 miles long, free, and start outside the library west side entrance. The whole tour takes approximately 3 hours. Consider bringing a snack and/or water. Tours are Saturday, July 10th and Saturday, July 17th 2021, starting at … Continue reading Walking Tour of Historic Eastside Neighborhood
A HENA Hero: Glenn V. Sherwood
It's time to thank our longtime Historic Eastside resident and HENA Hero Glenn Sherwood! Glenn has been passionate about historic preservation his whole life. Glenn first developed a love for all things historic starting before it was cool, back in the early 70s. He championed his vision of a neighborhood historic district long before it … Continue reading A HENA Hero: Glenn V. Sherwood
Conservation Overlay status update
WE ARE STILL WAITING Here is what I wrote on Sept. 28, 2108: After several meetings, Dido Clark, HENA Co-Chair, now has a verbal agreement with Joni Marsh, Head of Planning & Zoning, that they will move forward with amending the new Land Development Code to include the protections for historic character that were present … Continue reading Conservation Overlay status update
Did you know there are tax credits for rehabbing your historically designated property?
If you've got a historically designated house, you might want to read this before you start work on rehabilitating it.
Great HENA annual meeting on Aug 25th
Thank you everyone for coming! We had about 35 people, ate great food (thanks in part to the City's Neighborhood Activities grant) and got to hang out with each other. We also talked about the status of: our conservation overlay initiative the upcoming Neighborhood Improvement Grant (that could be worth about $6,500 for us in … Continue reading Great HENA annual meeting on Aug 25th
Longmont Land Development Code a Win-Win
We've seen a recent win-win for both commercial sectors and Historic Eastside residents with what we've been calling a "Transition Zone." As Paula Fitzgerald, of the HENA Leadership Team puts it, the compatibility section of the new Land Development Code encourages "...high quality development...and protects residents who live next door to commercial uses. It’s a win-win … Continue reading Longmont Land Development Code a Win-Win
Proposal to add 6-7 new units at 710 Martin- we need your comments by Aug 31.
Little old house on big lot is slated to get get 6-7 new units
Show up & stand up for the Transition Zone on July 24th
Please support the Transition Zone on the east side of Kimbark. It abuts Lower Downtown, so it applies to properties adjacent to our RLE zone. (Technically speaking, the Transition Zone is the Residential Compatibility section of the new Land Development Code). The city council meeting on July 24th to should be the first of two readings before it becomes … Continue reading Show up & stand up for the Transition Zone on July 24th
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