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February 14, 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 Site Furnishings design elements for bike racks, trash receptacles, benches, and other items are currently in development.
  • The Grading and Drainage plans are being revised based on staff comments.
  • The plans for signage to divert the through semi-truck traffic is in design.  Since some of these signs are proposed in state right-of-way a portion of the plans will need to be review by NMDOT.
  • The Electric Dept power system in the alleyways is being upgraded and upsized in certain areas in order to supply adequate power to the new pedestrian and street lights and the proposed outlets for large events.
The project is estimated to last 7-10 months.

2019 Construction Season Update:

  • Water service cut and caps continues along W. Broadway between Auburn and Miller and on S. Behrend. 
  • 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.
  • ADA ramps and sidewalk improvements along Arrington St and La Plata St.
  • Electrical upgrades in alleyways will continue through June 2019.  Power upgrades in the south alley are almost complete. 

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.


HQ OFFICE CLOSED:

COMPLETE STREET HQ WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH FOR THE PRESIDENT'S DAY HOLIDAY. 


Public Safety in the Downtown Corridor:

You asked, we proposed, and City Council approved!               City Council approved the expansion of the Park Ranger Division at Tuesday's council meeting.  So in addition to our downtown bike patrols and patrol units, we will be allocated two rangers through the Park Ranger program to serve in the downtown area.  This initiative means an increase in the uniformed presence and will provide better coverage of times and days throughout the week and events.  Additional safety measures for the downtown corridor will be new street and pedestrian lighting, slower traffic, and roundabouts. 


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


Visitor Journey A2D Feb 2019

Small Business Resources:


We love hearing about all the positive outcomes from 2018!  If you want to share your business success story send to our emails listed below.

We have been busy promoting our downtown businesses for Valentine Day sales through our Facebook Page; Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet project.  Please like and follow our page for cross promotion opportunities.

HubSpot:

HubSpot is a developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing and sales. It was founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006. Its products and services aim to provide tools for social media marketing, content management, web analytics, and search engine optimization. However, they have a free marketing blog that is very informative and they even offer free webinars on a variety of subjects including social media, marketing, sales, and business development. They also have tons of downloadable PDFs that you can read at your own pace. You can even subscribe via Facebook Messenger and get their blog directly to any device for easy access and convenience. Here is the link to their blog: https://blog.hubspot.com/ Scroll down to subscribe.

Crime Watch meeting:

As a Downtown Business owner, FPD has invited you to the next Crime Watch meeting to be held at Sycamore Park Community Center at 1051 Sycamore St on Thursday, February 28th, at 8:30am.  Please be aware that this meeting discusses highly sensitive topics relating to crime and loss prevention. Your discretion is requested and advised.

However, HQ at 119 W. Main will host Officers K. Chavez and M. DeLese in March and in October this year.  We will discuss crime prevention and crime trends specific to downtown. Look for those dates soon.  

Business Resiliency Project (BRP):

Back by popular demand, the Business Resiliency Project trainings have resumed.  We will be scheduling classes a bit differently this semester.  We will be holding one or two classes per month from February through October.  Most classes will be on Monday mornings at 8:00am like before and we will be including some Monday evening classes too.  Registration will be thru our Facebook page or Eventbrite and so far, all classes are FREE.  Registration is highly recommended for a headcount.

All classes will be held at HQ at 119 W. Main. Mark your calendars!
  • March 18, 2019 - Social Media - A Deeper Dive with Robyne Beaubien
  • April 15, 2019 - Digital Marketing with Forte Digital
  • May 6, 2019 - Real Estate Matters
  • May 20, 2019 - Email Marketing & Desktop Publishing
Other topics may include Crime Prevention, Real Estate and Marketing your Property, Desktop Publishing, Customer Service, Market Research, Business Credit, Marketing Plans, Business Plans, and Crime Watch.  If you have a specific need for a training in an area not listed here, please contact us.  


SBDC Brown Bag Feb 28 2019
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New Mexico MainStreet Program:


Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project is part of the New Mexico MainStreet Program. New Mexico MainStreet develops local capacity to engage people, rebuild places and grow the entrepreneurial, creative and business environment resulting in economically thriving downtowns, greater business and employment opportunities and a higher quality of life. 
https://www.nmmainstreet.org/

This week Michael is at the Winter Quarterly in Santa Fe advocating for MainStreet communities to our legislators.

Do you have an improvement or idea or educational need that qualifies to be a recipient of this program? Contact Michael Bulloch, your NMMS Director, at the numbers below. 



Arts and Cultural District:


The ACD Advisory Committee will be having a meeting in the next few weeks.  Our next steps are to get our agreement signed by all parties and form our ACD Committee and elect officers.  The Committee will be tasked with creating, planning, and producing a signature event for the district.  Additionally Michael just returned from a Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit where he presented our downtown revitalization projects and our efforts to minimize the impact of construction on businesses.  Have an idea for the signature event, contact Michael Bulloch the ACD Executive Director at 505-599-8442.  


Stakeholder meetings: 


 
The next stakeholder meeting on Monday, February 18th, 2019 is cancelled due to the holiday.  Next meeting will be March 4, 2019 at 10am. 


Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency meetings:


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 local non-profits can always use a hand.  Contact Hustle Kindness Headquarters or The ARC of San Juan County. 

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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