Livable Communities Demonstration Account

The Livable Communities Demonstration Account (LCDA) funds innovative (re)development projects that efficiently link housing, jobs, services, and transit in an effort to create inspiring and lasting Livable Communities. Grants are available to fund basic public infrastructure and site assembly.

What makes a Livable Community?

This is where you come in.  We can’t tell you how to innovate and inspire; we can’t tell you what brings your community to life.  Of the 243 LCDA grants (totaling more than $130 million) that funded projects in 67 cities, no two have been identical.  Successful LCDA projects:

  • Connect housing, jobs, civic sites, retail centers and local/regional transportation systems.

  • Demonstrate a variety of housing densities, types & costs, creative placemaking, environmentally sensitive development, and compact land use.

  • Catalyze additional development that efficiently uses land and infrastructure, and supports vibrant, diverse communities.

Previously funded project elements include street improvements, plazas, parks, demolition, design, development plans, implementation techniques, market studies, storm water management, zoning, land acquisition, master plans, utility relocation, site assembly and reconstruction.

Applicant Resources
Applications for the Council's 2015 LCDA grant program will be available shortly after the Council approves the 2015 Fund Distribution Plan, currently anticipated to be at the March 25th Council meeting. To help applicants formulate their applications, the Council is offering the following training opportunities:

Project Concept Plan

PCP materials are due to the Council by May 1st.  

LCDA Development Application

Development applications will be accepted only through the Council's new online application

Reference Materials and Contact Information