LODO District

The Lower Downtown Historic District (LoDo) was formed by an act of City Council in March 1988, with the intention of encouraging the preservation and vitality of an area that is significant because of its architectural, historical, and economic value.  The historic status granted protection to the community's historic resources and to 127 contributing historic structures that remained (approximately 20% of Lower Downtown's buildings were demolished in the 1960's and 70's) by enactment of a zoning ordinance that includes building height limitations and encourages mixed-use development as well as providing strict design guidelines for rehabilitation and new construction.  The B-7 zoned historic district is roughly bordered by Speer Boulevard, 20th Street, Wewatta Street, and the alley between Market and Larimer Streets.

"The Lower Downtown Historic District:  Where the Past Comes Alive"