Business Start Up Guide


Don’t sign a lease before you contact the city!!

Before signing a lease on a space in Downtown, it is imperative that you contact the City’s Community Development Department to be certain that your business type is an allowable use, to determine if the business type triggers a change of use, which could mean additional costs to upgrade the building to meet code.

The link below will take you to the Business Development Guide. This guide does not provide ALL of the answers you’ll need. Every business is different. But it will get you started on the right path with the city and help you determine if the space you are looking at is the right place for your business.

The LDDA is also a resource. We can often answer basic questions before you reach out to the city. What we dont know we can find out for you. Reach out to us. We want to help.

Business Start Up Guide

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