About the LoDo District, Inc.

The LoDo District, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) and Registered Neighborhood Organization representing the Lower Downtown Historic District. The Lower Downtown Historic District was formed by an act of City Council in March 1988, with the intention of encouraging preservation and vitality to an area that is significant because of its architectural, historical and economic value. The historic status granted protection to the neighborhood’s 127 historic structures that remained (approximately 20% of Lower Downtown’s buildings were demolished in the 1960s and 1970s) by the enactment of a zoning ordinance.

Today, the LoDo District, Inc. represents residential and commercial communities and functions as a LoDo-specific chamber of commerce, visitor’s bureau, advocacy agent, and marketing entity.

LoDo Coors Field then and now

Supporting our Community

    • Protecting and preserving the historic integrity of our neighborhood, while encouraging quality new development
    • Organizing networking opportunities and social events for LoDo businesses and residents
    • Acting as an honest, experienced, sounding board for developers and designers
    • Liaising & creating communication channels between business leaders, community members, and public officials
    • Acting as stewards for the district at all times 

    We continue to accomplish our mission through the support and dedication of our members, working committees, and board of directors.


The LoDo District Events & Marketing Committee is a group of professionals of all ages who create fun and engaging programming for member businesses and the public. We love showing off some of the more exclusive spaces – old and new – that LoDo has to offer!

Meetings take place at 4:30pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

The LoDo District Urban Design Committee plays a prominent role in shaping the future of Lower Downtown Denver. With hundreds of years of experience in city planning, architecture, development, and historic preservation between our committee members, we are a forward-facing group with deep roots in the community and authentic connections to the spaces that make up our unique neighborhood.

Meetings take place at 4:00pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

LoDo Cares is a philanthropic organization co-operated by The LoDo District and the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association. The lower downtown residential and business community members come together to give back to neighbors in need, support unhoused people and run beautification projects. Our annual events and initiatives include the Barth Hotel Holiday Project and Cherry Creek Sweeps, as well as ongoing partnerships with community-based organizations.

Meetings take place at 4:00pm on the second Monday of each month.

Board of Directors 


Dick Farley


Marty Steinberg


Ellen Wilensky


Grand American, Inc

Laurie Helmick


Jarrod Perrott


Past Co-Chairs

Bar Chadwick, City & County of Denver • Fabby Hillyard, David J. Cole & Associates, Inc.