Archive for the ‘Creating vibrant downtown district’ Category

Why Invest in Loveland's Downtown?

August 22nd, 2017 by Downtown District

No matter how you look at it, the history of downtown alone screams “gosh this is cool – just imagine what’s happened downtown over the past hundred or more years”.  Downtowns throughout the country represent the image and character of a community.  They are iconic and commanding symbols, typically comprised of historic landmarks and buildings, unique and distinguishing features, and unique neighborhoods. Our downtown is the core, the heart, and the soul of the Loveland community.

Revitalization – building upon what we have today – is challenging and our history alone (building remnants of the past) is an asset, but it also becomes one of the many hurdles we have to overcome. Loveland’s downtown is filled with a new resurgence and energy – there’s a focus on business creativity, we’ve seen how neighborhood activism plays a part, and we offer a diverse economy, one that’s building into providing attraction for residents, visitors, seniors, families, and those that have the luxury of both living and working in the downtown.

The City of Loveland has recently played a brave and significant role in kick-starting major public-private investments in the downtown.  New development and redevelopment projects, along with critical updates to the downtown infrastructure (parking garage, utilities, streets, sidewalks, etc.) will play an important role in not only rebuilding the physical downtown, but also the downtown as a more cultural and civic hub.  That public reinvestment in the downtown is providing the impetus for additional private investment, and is encouraging the continuing economic growth of center core of the city, and prosperity to the community at large.

Your Guide to the Business Alliance

July 20th, 2017 by Downtown District

The Loveland Downtown Partnership and Downtown Loveland Association have merged their efforts, forming the LDP Business Alliance, a business advocacy and advisory group under the Loveland Downtown Partnership. This effort strives to eliminate duplicate efforts, enable better service to the diverse business constituencies within Loveland’s downtown and join organizations with very similar visions and missions to enhance the success of businesses and residents in the Downtown District with one-stop convenience.

The Business Alliance is made up of Downtown Loveland business owners who play an active role in the continued development of the Downtown District, sharing their needs and vision for the area, and are willing to invest their support in making Downtown Loveland a destination to live, work and play.

Focused on collaborative marketing, members of the Business Alliance are able to enjoy certain benefits that vary by level. Each of these benefits is designed to give local businesses, and the area as a whole, greater visibility and accessibility to residents and visitors. All members have the ability to submit their news and events to the Loveland Downtown Partnership page for increased viewership. Benefits include:

  • Online directory listing
  • Membership decal
  • Downtown advocacy
  • Opportunities for collaborative advertising and marketing
  • Business listing in downtown guide
  • Networking spotlight opportunities
  • Website recognition
  • 1-time use of membership email list (with a reach of 250+)
  • Discount sponsorship opportunities
  • Social media shout out (7,600+ likes on Facebook)

Alliance members are encouraged to support activities and events that draw people downtown to shop, dine and stroll as well as showcase Loveland’s vibrant community. In addition to more traditional event sponsorships, members can now sponsor “local color” – chalk art, flower pots and more that make downtown Loveland unique.

“It’s exciting how invigorated our downtown is becoming. It is a great place, on the cusp of becoming a big deal!”
- Sara Turner, Owner of Studio Vino and Business Alliance leadership team member

SHOP Downtown

November 23rd, 2016 by Jennifer Poplaski

Downtown Loveland is becoming a destination in Northern Colorado for shopping, dining, and brewery hopping! With more to offer than ever before, you can spend an afternoon strolling through locally owned retail stores. The next time you want to enjoy a day out & about, stop by Downtown
Loveland! Your shopping experience awaits you! Click the link and learn about the great shopping opportunities in Downtown Loveland... shopdowntownloveland

LDP|DDA & City - Downtown Maintenance Projects

September 2nd, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

The LDP|DDA and the City are partnering on downtown maintenance projects:

  • clearing debris from under and around trash cans
  • relining and painting trash cans
  • marked and sanded sidewalk trip hazards on sidewalks in the core area
  • 4th Street is being cleaned gutter-to-gutter

The City of Loveland's crews have a full slate all the time, especially so during summer, endeavoring to keep ahead of winter weather and make necessary repairs and complete projects before it hits. Tourism, events and festivals add to their work load..

Even modest improvements make visitors feel welcome and safe. I have confidence this sort of 'good downtown hygiene' will make a difference. It is part of the Downtown District's ongoing effort to enhance our downtown's appeal.

City departments will be working with the Downtown District to confirm needs and prioritize upcoming work plans.


The Downtown District's mission is “ ... To create a vibrant Downtown that provides a safe, dynamic environment to gather, live, educate, shop, work and play.”

With an office located downtown, the Downtown District brings the separate entities of the Loveland Downtown Partnership and the Downtown Development Authority into a cohesive, dynamic and easily accessible collaboration. The Downtown District focuses on bringing to fruition the establishment and ongoing support of an economically vibrant residential and business community in Loveland's downtown.



Disruptive Behaviors

July 5th, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

DisruptiveBehaviors-SpeechBubbleThe presentation at the June Business Breakfast, an invitation-only monthly event sponsored by the Loveland Downtown Partnership (LDP), focused on disruptive behaviors. Speaker Jake Adler (City of Loveland) proposed, "Frame the conversation as 'disruptive behaviors' instead of 'problems with the homeless' around your peers and your staff."

Business owners joined in an animated discussion with Loveland's new chief of police Bob Ticer regarding the issues Jake Adler presented. This was the third in a series of discussions at these monthly business breakfasts.

Collaborative efforts to understand the scope and magnitude of disruptive behaviors downtown brought many concepts to the forefront.

Resources for business owners are posted on the website here under "LDP Resources for Business Owners."


Night on the Town TONIGHT!

May 13th, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

Downtown District, Loveland Colorado, Loveland Downtown Partnership, Loveland Downtown PartnershipJoin downtown businesses for tonight's festivities, including the Lincoln Gallery's reception Salon des  Rufuses (that's French for 'Art you won't see at the Governor's Art Show').

Galleries and shops are open, many offer refreshments, some have live music, all of them have plenty of FUN in store!


Also participating in the Salon des Refuses are:

See you downtown tonight!




April 29th, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

LOGO-Downtown District, Loveland ColoradoHere at the Loveland Downtown Partnership and Downtown Development Authority (we go by “LDP | DDA” for short) we are excited about unveiling our brand and website at the “Branding the Downtown” Business Breakfast on Friday, April 29th.

It has been a nine-month process of meetings, gathering input, working with businesses and volunteers, all to create a deeper sense of community and advocacy for our downtown.

We have a jamb-packed summer coming up with events downtown that are always favorites and draw people into our city, strengthening our economy and reputation as a great place to LIVE, WORK and PLAY.

  1. Plein Air Governor's Art Show (May 7th)
  2. Night on the Town (May 12th and every 2nd Friday throughout the year)
  3. Tour de Pants (May 7th), Loveland StartupWeek (May 19th, 20th & 21st)
  4. Loveland Loves BBQ, Bands & Brews (July 15th & 16th)
  5. Old-Fashion Corn Roast Festival (August 19th & 20th)

Graphic Designer Lori Evans and Jacque Wedding-Scott discuss logo and website designs.

We will make sure we keep you up to date on renovation and revitalizations projects, new businesses opening in downtown and businesses relocating to “The District,” so be sure to come back here and see what’s happening.


Happening right now:
Mo 'Betta Gumbo, the restaurant that brought Cajun & Creole cuisine to Loveland, is expanding into the space directly west of their current location at northwest corner of 4th & Cleveland.

A new, up and coming business, Dark Heart Coffee Bar, is on the cusp of locating downtown.

More to come, so stay tuned …

I am proud to be working with our dynamic boards as advocates for the Downtown District, downtown businesses and residents. Loveland is THE place to be.

Jacque Wedding-Scott
Executive Director
350 North Cleveland Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537
Direct 970.744.4796