LoDo DISTRICT, INC.: FORMATION & MISSION
The LoDo District, Inc. was formed in 1989 when a loosely organized group of Lower Downtown property owners joined with a marketing entity named the District Collaborative to form what is now known as the LoDo District. This joint effort produced a diverse group of men and women whose community and philanthropic interests were focused on the needs of the neighborhood.
Today, the LoDo District, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, membership organization that supports Lower Downtown (LoDo) Denver’s unique historical, cultural, and retail neighborhood through marketing, education, and advocacy. We are unique among organizations in LoDo in that we represent both the residential and business communities. Though we continue to focus on the Lower Downtown Historic District, which forms the heart of the neighborhood, our sphere of influence and partnership network extends beyond the hard zoning boundaries into the adjacent areas of Auraria, the Central Platte Valley, Riverfront Park, Prospect, River North, Ballpark, and more. Lower Downtown continues to mature and evolve, and is the great neighborhood it is because people truly care about it. Those who contributed to its rebirth saw, in its old buildings, an opportunity to keep Denver's past as a vital and positive force in its present and future. LoDo District, Inc. is proud to serve as a guardian of that past, and a guiding force of LoDo's future.