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January 18, 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 estimated to last 7-10 months.

The Electrical Department's construction in the alleyways will begin in January 2019. 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

2019 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.  
  • Water line installation continues along W. Broadway between Schwartz Ave. and Lake St.
  • Water line installation along San Juan Boulevard from Butler east to Hutton. Construction is estimated to complete in September 2019.
  • NEW ADA ramps and sidewalk improvements along Arrington St and La Plata St.
  • NEW Electrical upgrades in alleyways will begin in January 2019 and continue through June 2019.  

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 2019 Events:

  • Spring Downtown Stroll & Artwalk: Downtown, Friday, April 12th, 2019, from 5pm to 9pm.  
  • Summer Downtown Stroll & Artwalk: Downtown, Friday, June 14th, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm.
  • Fourth of July Parade: Downtown, Thursday, July 4th, 2019.
  • Rod Run: Downtown, Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 5pm-10pm. 
Art Walk

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.

Want to know the benefits of being a member of the Chamber of Commerce?


100 W. Broadway | 505-325-0279 | chamber@gofarmington.com | www.gofarmington.com

ICYMI: The Farmington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Church as its new President/CEO. Church will replaces Audra Winters, who is stepping down after 5 years on the job. Church's first day is January 21st, 2019.


Visitor Journey A2D Feb 2019

Small Business Resources:


There are many resources for small and independent businesses and many of these resources are FREE!  

There is a makeover documentary called Small Business Revolution - Main Street

From the Deluxe website:

Deluxe has been a proud champion of small business since 1915. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, creating the Small Business Revolution as a way to celebrate the small businesses that drive our economy and bring our communities together, and create a movement of support. As a leading provider of marketing services and products for small businesses, Deluxe Corporation believes that small businesses are the future of the American economy.

Along the way, we learned that nowhere are small businesses more under siege than in our small towns. We created the Small Business Revolution – Main Street to help those small businesses, and in turn, those small towns, reignite the spark that drives them and keeps people coming back. Each season, we search for one lucky town – and six of its small businesses – to win a $500,000 boost from Deluxe, and document the transformations in an original series. Season 1 featured Wabash, Indiana, in the heart of the Midwest. Season 2 featured historic East Coast river town, Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania. Season 3 features Alton, Illinois, a beautiful town on the Mississippi River, just outside of St. Louis.

https://www.deluxe.com/small-business-revolution/

Their website contains many small business resources on topics like Marketing, Financials, Starting a Business, eBooks, Videos, and Case Studies.  Enjoy!


Dumpsters in the Downtown Area:


Due to budget conditions, the dumpster consolidation proposal has been placed on hold.  If you would like to know more about this proposal please visit HQ.  In the meantime.....

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.


Stakeholder meetings: 


 Monday, January 21th, 2019 at 10am*.  Topic is upcoming 2019 events.
 Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 10am*.  Topic TBD
 Monday, Fevruary 18th, 2019 at 10am*.  Topic TBD


Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency meetings:


Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 4:30pm.* This is a special meeting to approve  the final draft of Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Plan.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 4pm.* 
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 4pm.*


Ivan Lee Mural Concept

Art in the Alley


Artist Ivan Lee's mural proposal has been approved by the MRA commissioners and City Council.  Please keep an eye out for this mural installation on the back of Complete Street HQ!

Do you have a building that you would like to be considered as a canvas for a future mural project?  Contact Michael.  

Citizen's Financial Report Calendar 2019

Stop by HQ and pick up your free
Citizen's Financial Report Calendar
and the new
2019 Visitor's Guide


Visitor's Guide 2019

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. 

  • Help out artists with upcoming mural installations.
  • Labor for future grant funded projects in the downtown area.

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 Photo

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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