Littleton’s downtown has an important and unique role in economic and social development. Downtown Littleton creates a critical mass of activities where commercial, cultural, and civic activities are concentrated. This concentration facilitates business, learning, and cultural exchange. Forming a district allows stakeholders to determine the future of the area and provides a financial basis for desired improvements that will keep the area vital.
On September 26th, Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) hosted an event for property and business owners to learn more about district management options for Downtown Littleton. Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) presented an overview of district formations and information on funding mechanisms for downtown improvement projects. Mayor Debbie Brinkman opened the event and experts including Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock, Frank Locantore with the Colfax Business Improvement District, and Tom George an attorney with Spencer Fane provided case studies and answered questions.
A second event hosted by the City of Littleton Economic Development Department will be held on November 14th to continue the discussion about Downtown Development Authorities (DDA’s) and Business Improvement Districts (BID’s). Property and business owners will have another opportunity to hear case studies and ask questions of Steve Glueck from Golden, Kevin Tilson from Castle Rock.