Main Street Complete Streets Construction for  Downtown Farmington

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Proposed conceptual design for Orchard and Main

Many of you know that the City of Farmington, the Planning department, the Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency, and Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project (to name a few) have been working on integrating the complete streets concepts in the downtown area, to make the environment more walkable and friendly.  We are working hard to make downtown the HEART of Farmington again!

Please continue to check this page frequently, as we will use this as a method of communication for important meeting dates, information, documents, etc. Also, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us using the information on the right.  Additionally, we encourage you to subscribe to the Downtown Newsletter to keep apprised of the enhancements, events, and activities in Historic Downtown!

Placemaking: What is it?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well being.

As both an overarching idea and a hands-on approach for improving a neighborhood, city, or region, placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the HEART of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Simply put, PLACEMAKING is creating places that people want to spend time in.

Vision: Creating a “Social Living Room.”

 Name  Email  Phone
Shaña Reeves
Parks, Recreaction, and Cultural Affairs 505.599.1402
Michael Bulloch
Downtown Coordinator
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs 505.599.8442
Sherry Roach-Bio
Project Coordinator
Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs 505.599.8443

Meet the Project Team!

Meet the team that is going to be taking us through this Complete Streets journey!  Collectively, this team will produce construction ready documents for entire downtown corridor (Miller to Auburn) of the Main Street Complete Streets project, as well as, many of the required studies (traffic, environmental, etc.).

Art Garcia, PE:
Senior Engineer

Art is managing the design phase of this project.
This includes coordinating all disciplines, managing
the project schedule, and cost control.
Art Garcia

Dennis Wilkinson, PLA, ASLA, ASIC:
Principal Landscape Architect

Dennis is responsible for all of the streetscape improvements
including landscaping, amenities, and gateways for downtown.Head Shot - Dennis Wilkinson

Rob D. LoftisPLA, ASLA, LEED AP:
Associate Landscape Architect

Rob will perform design of the streetscape improvements.Head Shot - Rob Loftis_color

Tim Simmons, PE, PTOE:
Civil Transformations, Inc.

Tim will perform the traffic data gathering and analysis.tsimmons

Matthew J. Cramer, PE:
Geomat, Inc.

Matt is in charge of the geotechnical investigation. He
will be responsible for the design of the new pavement.Matt Cramer

Eric Johnson:
Senior Environmental Project Manager
Marron and Associates
Eric will conduct an environmental review of the project.Eric photo

Robert Gromatzky, PS:
Survey Project Manager
Cobb, Fendley, & Associates, Inc.

Robert is in charge of the topographic and right of way surveys.

Peter Borsack, PE, PMP:
Utility Department Manager
Cobb, Fendley, & Associates, Inc.
Peter is responsible for the subsurface utility engineering (SUE) investigation, and for coordination with the Farmington Electric Utility System (FEUS).Borsack2_Crop


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NOTICE: June 6, 2017

If you see people working on Main Street in downtown Farmington, here's what is going on:

As part of the initial process, Geomat is planning to drill the geotechnical borings for the Complete Streets project.  This will begin on June 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.  Geomat anticipates approximately 30 minutes per boring location.  There are five (5) borings, so the crew anticipates being done by noon, if not earlier.  Below is the traffic plan, and the boring locations.  Geomat will be in contact with NM One-Call to mark the locations of existing utilities, so if you see paint on the street/side walks, it may be indicating no conflicts or utility lines.

Boring locations:
FarmingtonDowntown-Boring Locations

Traffic Plan: