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Whether it's the Loveland Downtown Partnership, the Downtown Development Authority, a new business going in downtown, a renovation or façade improvement, we want you to know what's happening in our Downtown District.

As part of the City's Capital Improvement Budget and plans for 2018, the planter beds along 4th street are getting a bit of a makeover!  These particular beds (28, as outlined in this  document) have had a rough time of it over the past few years, as the watering system (originally installed over a decade ago) has become mostly inoperable.
  
The DDA and the City are actively working towards a total renewal/redesign of these beds through the future HIP Streets program (the full re-vamp of the infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, etc), these systems will not be replaced before that program begins. Still, maintaining these beds to the standards of your and the other businesses they front is of great concern.   Starting this week many beds will be torn out, re-leveled, planted with drought tolerant grasses, and re-mulched.    For more info visit our project page HERE

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The Art of the Horse

Showcasing work by Independence Gallery from carousel horses, to painting photography, and horse hair pottery and jewelry.  We all were inspired by this beautiful animal. We hope you will join us for the reception and find a special piece to take home.   Friday January 12th 6-9pm during Night on the Town

Show runs through Jan. 29th.

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Keep reading for detailed brochure with Executive Director Candidate Profile,  time frame and online application. 

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Loveland's Downtown Development Authority is seeking new members for their Board.  Information on the Board and the application process can be found by clicking below:

Development Board Press Release

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Loveland Valentine's Day Group Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony

2/14/18 in Downtown Loveland

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Loveland, CO --- “Teaching Bygone Era Basics to the Next Generation of Urban Domestic Rebels”. The Savvy Sparkplug is here to teach basic life skills classes in Northern Colorado in a fun and funky way to kids and young adults. "Bygone Era Basics" means exactly that: basic manners and skills that your mom and grandma taught you, that your dad and grandpa showed you how to do. In a brick and mortar classroom set up to look and feel like home, we take kids for a few hours, go back in time to when having these life skills was commonplace. We’ll introduce the skills that lead to a positive and self-reliant focus.

 Colorado Department of Education licensed teacher Hayley Corio leads the classes as a fearless enthusiast of aprons, old cars and moxie. A mix of rebel and mom, teacher and friend, and she’s here to bring out the renegade independent spirit in kids; putting a spin on mundane tasks and chores to demonstrate that they are capable and can totally do this stuff. Children having self-confidence in taking care of themselves and their space BEFORE they leave home is HUGE and it starts at The Savvy Sparkplug. By teaching a customized curriculum in a non-classroom setting, we think that kids will absorb and retain these skills and have a great time doing it.

 Young adults can also benefit from The Savvy Sparkplug’s “I Got This” series of classes focused more on tasks and skills that they’ll need to have to survive in the workplace and world on their own. Classes like “I Got This: Ironing. For Real.”, “I Got This: I Live Here”, and “I Got This: Correspondence Stuff” reviews life skills that may have been forgotten or that they never learned in a one hour evening class that includes an adult beverage.

 The Savvy Sparkplug is proudly located right in the heart of the action Downtown Loveland at 411 N. Lincoln in the Stroh Building and is hosting a launch party during the Night Out event on Friday, January 12th from 5-9pm. Classes vary in price, age and content and can be found online at www.TheSavvySparkplug.com.

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2017 SANTA FOR SENIORS
PROGRAM NOW
ACCEPTING DONATIONS

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PRESS RELEASE – TownePlace Suites by Marriott to Anchor The Foundry’s South End - 102-room downtown hotel will open Spring 2019

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is the latest addition to The Foundry in downtown Loveland. Marriott’s entry marks the first business announcement for the downtown revitalization project, which will transform four acres between Lincoln and Cleveland avenues. 

The 63,550-square-foot, four-story structure will offer 102 rooms and feature an indoor pool, fitness center, lounge and 1,000 square feet of divisible meeting space. The hotel will cater to business travelers and tourists alike, offering free wireless internet, a business center and pet-friendly accommodations. 

The hotel fills out The Foundry plan that includes a 460-space, five-level parking garage owned by the City of Loveland, a 35,000-square-foot public plaza for community events and a seven-screen, 625-seat first-run movie theater.

Two five-story buildings, Patina Flats at the Foundry, will front Cleveland and Lincoln avenues and offer 155 for-rent apartments and 15,000 square feet of commercial space.

Construction of TownePlace Suites by Marriott is anticipated to begin by the end of February with an expected completion date and opening in Spring 2019.

To read the release in full go towww.cityofloveland.org. 

For more information about The Foundry go towww.thefoundryloveland.com.

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November 2017 Affidavit for DDA Qualified Voter and Information

Note: The same voter eligibility information from the 2016 election applies to the 2017 election.

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The Foundry Downtown Loveland's Blank Canvas Will Fill Quickly!

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Downtown District launches color-filled Hop. Skip. Jump. this Friday!

The Hop.Skip.Jump. program is designed to help people find parking, direct them to what's happening where and when, all in the midst of the construction going on downtown.

During May 12th's Night on the Town, visitors are invited to HOP from shop to shop, SKIP along the sidewalks to discover hidden artworks and interact with unique selfie spots and JUMP into one of the pedicabs and enjoy the ride. Anyone finding the hidden gems, special artwork and sidewalk secrets are encouraged to share photos on social media using #LoveHopSkipJump.

 

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We are currently recruiting for regular and substitute volunteer drivers.  You can make a difference on your lunch hour!  Call Jarita, Volunteer Coordinator, at (970) 667-0311 or Click Here for more information. 

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Our main phone number: 970.541.4333

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2016 has been a busy and exciting year for the Downtown District. Interested in learning about the many accomplishments of 2016? Click here for a list of accomplishments.

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The Downtown District's first tree lighting ceremony brings holiday cheer to downtown Loveland with the Festival of Lights.

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Be a sponsor! Loveland Fire & Ice Festival
Friday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.

Click "Read more ..." to get Downtown Partner information and downloadable Partnership Agreement.

DEADLINE to be a sponsor is Nov. 30, 2016, so plan ahead.

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Loveland Reporter-Herald Editorial: Downtown investment is needed (posted 10/04/16) 

 

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Click HERE to see a video produced by The Community Foundation for the 2015 Destination Loveland event.

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"Downtown redevelopment project in Loveland gain momentum" by by on September 20, 2016 published in BizWest.com.

Includes video which shows an animated aerial flyover and through the proposed The Foundry mixed-use project in downtown Loveland.

Video courtesy city of Loveland/OZ Architecture/Russell + Mills Studios.

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2 Beer releases & Charcuterie Board debut!

Mango Rye Pale Ale & Chamomile Tripel

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New future for Loveland by  

 

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South Catalyst Update: Demo & Abatement
Effective September 9, 2016

 

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DOWNTOWN PROJECT UPDATE
LOVELAND WATER AND POWER
August 26, 2016

The City of Loveland Water & Power Department started downtown manhole rehabilitation projects this week. The projects generally involve installing a cementitious coating on the inside walls of the old brick manholes. There will be small truck and trailers located in the alleys and streets for short periods of time over the next 3 weeks. Each manhole takes about 2 hours to complete so the impact to traffic and pedestrians will be minimal.

Please contact call Roger Berg, P.E. at 970-962-3711 or Craig Weinland 970-962-3750 if you have questions.

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Things are movin' and shakin' downtown! See Craig Young's article  "Downtown Shuffle" here.

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City of Loveland focuses on Downtown District

 

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Meal's On 4th

Meal's on Wheel's 50th Anniversary Signature Fundraising Event

Wednesday, June 13th 5:30 pm- 9:30 pm

This farm-to-table style event is our principal fundraiser for the year. It's a casually elegant dinner served under the lights in the heart of downtown Loveland. Local chefs will prepare a delicious multi-course meal, and we'll have live entertainment playing softly in the background. Local brews and wines will be served. All ticketed guests receive two drink tickets, a beautiful commemorative gift and the opportunity to mix and mingle while raising awareness and funds for Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud. A little piece of heaven on earth!

Tickets can be Purchased Here

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This Saturday- Join us for the Plein Air Event as part of the Governor's Art Show

 “En Plein Air”, a French term that translates to “in the open air”, describes paintings that will be created throughout downtown Loveland and will be followed by a live auction of the finished pieces at the Rialto Theatre located at 228 E. 4th Street. This event is open to the public.  A great opportunity to see the work live as it's being created!!


 

“People of Loveland” - Animal Edition.
Meet Bob.
Age: 8
Breed: Pound Puppy / Dork
Occupation: Cosmic Dog Greeter

“We have a deal. He makes me laugh, and I feed him,” said Cosmic Dogowner Jessie. 
I adopted Bob from the Weld County Humane Society after I saw him on Petfinder.com
He was found wearing a collar, and his name was Kingston. When the humane society called the owners, they said “keep him.”
He was approximately 18 months old... and I could totally see why the previous owners told the humane society to keep him! After I adopted him, Bob would always run away between the railroad tracks and the canal by where I live. Luckily, the homeless people in downtown Loveland knew Bob, and would always bring him back home.
Bob is the greeter at my store, and my taste tester for the treats. 
Cosmic Dog has been open for almost 6 years, and Bob has been here the whole time.
Bob is a customer favorite, and I’m chopped liver. People always remembers Bob’s name before mine. (Laughing)
After school when the Bill Reed Middle School kids walk home, Bob always has his head out the door and all you hear is “Hi Bob!” “Hey Bob!” “Bob!”

 

“People of Loveland”

 Meet Mayor Jacki.

“I’m mailing my packages out at the post office, and then I’m walking down to City Hall where I pick up my mail and newspapers. I’m out to get my vitamin D quota for the day. 
Loveland is gorgeous today! 
I’m really looking forward to Memorial Day weekend!”


 People of Loveland”

Police Week Edition.
Police Week is May 13th -19th.

Meet Jojo.“Jojo is the Explosive Detection K-9 with the Loveland Police K-9 Unit within the Loveland Police Department. Aside from Jojo’s normal patrol work, she also works with the Northern Colorado Bomb Squad, Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Fort Collins Police Services.Jojo is also a search and rescue dog who is trained to find missing children and at risk adults. Jojo is a ‘find and lick’ and not a ‘find and bite’ K-9” 
said Loveland Community Service Officer and K-9 Handler Travis Tebbe.

rEVOLVE: The Art of Cycling:
May 18 – August 31, 2018
Loveland Museum Lobby
Public Reception: Friday, June 8, 6 – 8 pm
White Rhino Customs, located in Denver, Colorado, is a place where art and lifestyle intersect. Founder, Ian Houghton, and his team have collaborated with incredible local artists to design and build some of the most jaw-dropping bikes available to date.

Through the rEVOLVE: Art of Cycling series, White Rhino not only hopes to recognize and promote amazing local talent, but also aims to introduce an unparalleled aesthetic that has been missing from the cycling industry. They strive to revolutionize cycling culture through blending innovative fabrication, customized creation and artistic sensibility. The White Rhino team builds custom bikes as unique as the person riding them.

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"Out of Darkness"
The Independence Gallery will be featuring event for the month of June - The wonderful and mysterious images from the dark. Painting & photography by Independence Gallery artists, Gary Lengyel, Rae Ann M. Garrett, Billie J. Colson, David Newton.

You can visit their Facebook Event HERE


 

Downtown Development Authority Welcomes New Members to their Board

The Downtown Development Authority will be welcoming two new board members at their monthly meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018.   The board members appointments will officially begin on July 1, 2018 and they will serve 4 year terms.   Kim Bernhardt- the owner of QPS- Quick Print Shop, and Cheri Waneka a business owner of Actian Corporation, both within the district. 

Let's Talk Broadband! 

The City of Loveland is considering bringing municipal broadband Internet service to the community. What is it and what do you need to know? Come by and meet with us at Night on the Town Friday, June 8th to learn more about the project and ask your questions!

Patina Flats at The Foundry is now open and taking tours!

Living spaces at Patina Flats at The Foundry are thoughtfully designed with comfort and convenience in mind, and are stylishly appointed with the kind of premium materials and finishes you won’t find in any other apartments for rent in Loveland. Our Lincoln building is set to open in August 2018, and the Cleveland building is set to open in October 2018!

Our community amenities feature a 24-hour fully equipped fitness center, an executive lounge with a pool table and rooftop patio, a lobby and lounge space, and much more! Patina Flats will also have an on-site hotel and movie theatre, a central plaza for entertainment, and first floor restaurants and retail!   

The apartments offer open and modern floorplans with high-end finishes that make Patina Flats at The Foundry the most desirable new apartments in Loveland, Colorado. Studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom urban living units fill the upper floors while retail, restaurants, and creative offices fill the first floor to give residents the convenience of urban living right in the heart of the Sweetheart City!

Stop by our office located at 320 N. Cleveland Avenue; contact us at 970-672-1013 or email us here to set up a tour today! We look forward to speaking with you!


 

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