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December 13, 2018

Office Closings: 

All City office's will be closed December 24 & 25th for the Christmas Holiday and closed on January 1rst, 2019 for the New Year Holiday.  Complete Streets HQ office will reopen on January 2nd, 2019.

Main Street Complete Streets Construction Project


Objective:
  • Replace aging water, electrical, and concrete infrastructure.
  • Increase pedestrian walkability, safety and accessibility.
  • Increase lighting within the corridor.
  • Slow down traffic with roundabouts and a road diet.
  • Widen sidewalks and increase connectivity between districts.
  • Install modern features like wifi and wireless sound system.
  • Create a destination for locals and tourists.
This project is currently in design and plans can be found at HQ at 119 W. Main.  The project is tentatively scheduled to begin in Spring 2019 and estimated to last 7-10 months.

The Electrical Department's construction in the alleyways has been rescheduled for next spring.  DID YOU KNOW?.....that an electric vehicle charger (EVC) will be installed in downtown courtesy of your Electrical Department.

If you have an idea for an improvement in the downtown area, please submit your idea to HQ!  We welcome all ideas, large and small, and all comments and feedback.
Plant Palette Nov 2018

2018 Construction Season Update:

  • Water service tie-ins continues along W. Broadway between Auburn and Miller and on S. Behrend. Contractor will contact each business prior to any water shut off.  Night work is schedule for main line tie-in at Lake and Broadway.
  • Water line installation continues along W. Broadway between Schwartz Ave. and Lake St.
  • NEW waterline installation along San Juan Boulevard from Butler east to Hutton.

Should you have any questions regarding this project, road closures, or street restrictions, please do not hesitate to call Public Works Dept at 505-599-1308 or visit http://www.fmtn.org/633/Projects-and-Construction for all the latest on road projects.



Jazz Jam CC Dec 2018

Weekly Happenings:

  • Wednesdays: Jazz Jam is held in the Civic Center Lobby from 7pm-9pm.  Enjoy free refreshments.  Sponsored by the San Juan Jazz Society, Civic Center, Kopy-Rite Printing & Graphics, Studio 116 and Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project.  

Upcoming Events:

  • Reindeer Romp & North Pole Stroll: Orchard Park, Saturday, December 15th, 2018, from 4pm to 6pm.  This is a short road closure from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, or as soon as the runners are clear of the beginning of the course.  Closure is on Main Street from Wall to Locke and on Orchard from Arrington to Main.
Reindeer Romp 2018

Do you have an event you want to tell the 4 Corners about?

Submit your event to our Convention & Visitor Bureau calendar: 
https://farmingtonnm.org/events/submit-an-event 

Did you know? Memberships to the FCVB start at $50/year.  This is a great way to get your business listed on one of the top performing websites in our community.

2018 Passport

Shop Small:


If you are a retail business and are participating in the Passport this year, please remember to encourage your customers to engage in the Shop Small Passport program.  Five (5) different stamps qualifies them for one of the giveaways.  Any questions on how this program works, please contact Michael Bulloch at 599-8442.


Dumpsters in the Downtown Area:


Many of our dumpsters have been fitted with locking castors to prevent them for rolling out of place or being easily pushed into traffic.  If you have a need for locking castors please let us know at HQ.  Additionally, many dumpsters have been fitted with locking lids and it's important to keep these lids closed and locked, this is a great way to add some security, prevent illegal dumping, and also decrease the litter in the alleyways.  Call the customer service number on your bill to add this option.  As the weather turns cold, people seek shelter in the dumpsters.  Please report any issues and contact WM for solutions.  Lastly, please check inside and around your dumpster regularly and keep dumpster lids closed and locked on non-service days. Thank you.

Dumpster Warning 2018

Stakeholder meetings: 


There will be NO Stakeholder meeting on December 24th.  City offices are closed the 24th and 25th for the holiday.  First Stakeholder meeting of 2019 will be Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10am. 


Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency meetings:


If you missed the last MRA meeting of the year, make a resolution to attend the first MRA meeting of 2019!  Tuesday, January 15th, 2019,at  4pm.* 


Capacity Builders Mural
Capacity Builders Mural

Art in the Alley


There are four new or in-progress mural installations in the downtown area.  Can you find them all?

Jamie Fairchild recently completed her mural behind Brown's Shoe Fit.

A new mural is in progress behind Capacity Builders (see left).

Volunteer Opportunities:

Opportunities to volunteer are available.  This is a way to help out along side your fellow downtown neighbor.  Contact Michael for more information. 

  • Next work day is at Downtown Junkers will be in December.  We will be clearing out the vacant space for the new pocket park.
  • Help out artists with upcoming mural installations.

Our Goal:

The purpose of this newsletter is to be transparent and open about our plans for this large-scale infrastructure investment with the downtown stakeholders.  We recognize the potential for economic growth that could result from a project of this magnitude, but also the challenges that come.  Additional details on any of the above referenced items are on file at HQ at 119 W. Main or on our website. Feedback is always welcome and participation is always encouraged!

Michael Bulloch

Contact Us:


Michael Bulloch
Downtown Coordinator & Executive Director for MainStreet Program and Arts & Cultural District

119 W. Main Street
505-599-8442 office
505-716-6057 cell
mbulloch@fmtn.org

Sherry M. Roach
Project Coordinator
119 W. Main Street
505-599-8443 office
505-427-1512 cell
shroach@fmtn.org

Sherry Roach
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