Preserving History

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.

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.

Coors Field


Board of Directors


Dick Farley


Urban Design LLC

Marty Steinberg


Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa

Ellen Wilensky


Grand American, Inc

Laurie Helmick


Luxe Salon

Jarrod Perrott


5280 Custom Framing

Past Co-Chairs

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


  • Jim Graebner, Lomarado Group