Posts Tagged ‘Downtown District Loveland’

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

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDRY PROJECT? 

February 14th, 2017 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

cancelled

Conceptual Illustration - The Foundry - Loveland Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

The meeting listed in this 2/14/17 post has subsequently been CANCELLED.
Post updated 2/20/17

The City’s Development Services office will be posting signs on The Foundry site beginning this Friday (2/17/17) to notice the Planning Commission meeting on February 27th at 6:30 in the Council Chambers.

The Planning Commission’s review is a technical review to determine if the site plan is in compliance with the provisions of the Downtown BE zoning district.  The review occurs in a public meeting setting, not as a public hearing, however it is anticipated they will accept public comment.

If you are unable to attend the Planning Commission meeting and would like more project information, please feel free to either stop by our office and take a look at our project boards, or give me a call @ 970-744.4796.

Hope to see you there!
Jacque

 

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

Loveland Artist Lyse Dzija's Loveland Art Tour Studio sponsored by LDP|DDA

October 3rd, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott
Smith Rock Quartet by Lyse Dzija

Smith Rock Quartet by Lyse Dzija

The LDP|DDA downtown office looks marvelous with these 4 colorful pieces by Lyse Dzija. We are happy to be a Studio Sponsor for her for the upcoming Loveland Art Studio Tour (LAST). We enjoy seeing these canyon-inspired paintings every day.

Lyse Dzija spends time in the wilderness.
Of these experiences she says,

“... I realize its subtle effects on feelings which evolve with every visit, place and season. I am captured by the paradox of strength and delicacy, and opposition of color found in every ordinary event. Nature dictates my style, mood, medium, and composition, and my paintings reflect this diversity.

We hope you'll stop by to speak with Lyse and see her work!

Loveland Art Studio Tour
October 8 – 9  &  October 15 – 16, 10am – 4pm

Works of art will also be for sale

Smith Rock Quartet by Lyse Dzija

Smith Rock Quartet by Lyse Dzija

Special thanks to Loveland's Artists and also Billie J. Colson (painter) and Carolyn Pearce (potter), Studio Tour Managers

Great location enables LDP|DDA to be a LAST Studio Sponsor

September 23rd, 2016 by Jacque Wedding-Scott

One of the great things the LDP|DDA having office space downtown, is being able to be a Studio Sponsor for an artist on the Loveland Art Studio Tour. We are excited about giving the public direct and easy access to Lyse Dzija and her work.

We love the way her spectacular “Black Lake Meditation” feels in our office space. We will be thrilled to have people stop by to meet Lyse and see her paintings up close. She will have multiple pieces on display here in our office during the Loveland Art Studio Tour.

“Black Lake Meditation” by Lyse Dzija

“Black Lake Meditation” by Lyse Dzija

Of her own work, Lyse Dzija says, “No landscape is ever empty, even the most desolate.”

She mentions on her website about landscape paintings being subject to a wide range of interpretations, especially those that simply present the subject without attaching a popular interpretation. Lyse says when she talks to people about her work, she finds they often read a great deal of meaning into her landscapes. Sometimes these meanings are beyond or even in direct opposition to her own opinions or feelings about any particular piece.

Loveland Art Studio Tour
October 8 – 9  &  October 15 – 16, 10am – 4pm
Works of art will also be for sale

Special thanks to Loveland's Artists and also Billie J. Colson (painter) and Carolyn Pearce (potter), Studio Tour Managers.