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May 10, 2019

Main Street Complete Streets Construction Project

This project is currently in design and plans can be found at HQ at 119 W. Main.  The design engineers and the City's engineering staff had been hard at work on the storm drain improvements part of the design. Additionally the traffic engineering department and the design engineer have been working on the design for the off-site signage project and wayfinding signage.  

2019 Construction Season Update:

  • Water line installation continues along San Juan Boulevard from Scott to American. Construction is estimated to complete in September 2019.
  • Concrete replacement repairs and asphalt patching continues in the alleyways.
  • Annual pavement resurfacing projects will begin soon.

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 for all the latest on road projects.

Public Safety in the Downtown Corridor:

Please secure your property and dumpsters and remove any equipment or vehicles that could be used to access building rooftops and double check your doors and gates.  Keep your exterior lighting on and place front window lighting on timers.  If you have an emergency call 911.  Report any other issues to non-emergency dispatch at 505-334-6622. 

As we enter into our summer season and peak time for visitors, help us keep our alleyways and sidewalks clean by checking them regularly for trash or maintenance.  Please report any issues.  

Jazz Jam 2019
Maker's Market 2019

Weekly Happenings:

  • Wednesdays: Jazz Jam has returned to the pocket park behind Studio 116 from 7pm-9pm.  FREE!
  • Thursdays: Maker's Market begins June 6th, 4:30pm to dusk. Vendor permits available now. The Maker's Market features handmade, homemade, or homegrown items. Also features live music and is voted a JOLT-WORTHY EVENT! 
  • Fridays: TGIF begin's June 7th at 11am-1pm and will be held at the Civic Center's front outdoor plaza this season. Dickey's BBQ and The Chile Pod will provide food on alternating Friday's. Live music by Jose Villarreal on June 7th.
  • Saturdays: Saturday Dances at Bonnie Dallas Activity Center from 7pm to 10pm.  Shine your dancing shoes and come on over.   

Upcoming 2019 Events:

  • Summer Downtown Stroll & Artwalk: Downtown, Friday, June 14th, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm. Contact Tara at Artifacts Gallery and Karen at Studio 116 to sign up to host and how to be involved.
  • LGBT Pride Parade - Downtown, Saturday, June 15th, 2019 from 10am to Noon.  This is a short road closure, traffic control will be removed immediately following parade.
  • Electric Light Parade: Downtown, Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 9am. Road Closure is usually in place 1.5 hours prior to parade.
  • 4 Corners Rod Run: Downtown, Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 5pm-10pm. 
  • Connie Mack Parade: from Downtown to Ricketts Park, Thursday, July 25th at 10am. Road Closure is usually in place 1.5 hours prior to parade.
  • San Juan County Fair Parade: Downtown, Friday August 9th at 6pm.  Road Closure is usually in place 1.5 hours prior to parade. 
  • Downtown Off Road Takeover: Downtown, Friday, September 6th from 5pm-10pm. 4x4 Off Road vehicle descend on the Downtown for food and fun and flex ramps. For more information.
  • NEW - Four Corners Film Festival: Downtown, September 10th-15th.  This is a five day festival centering around the Civic Center and Downtown areas.  On Saturday evening the 14th, there will be a Block Party on Main Street which requires a small road closure.  Click here for more informatio
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Pick up your copy of the Merchant's Guide to Downtown Events from Michael at HQ at 119 W. Main. This a great resource for merchants, it has plenty of ideas on how to make the most of downtown events. Included in this guide are the upcoming 2019 event dates.

For other activities around town, find a full Gateway events guide here:

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

Submit your event to our Convention & Visitor Bureau calendar: 

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.

2019 Vacation Guides are out!  Pick up a free copy at HQ or order a box through the FCVB, 1-800-448-1240.

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

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Small Business Resources:

We have been busy promoting our downtown businesses and events through our Instagram or Facebook Page; Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet project.  Please like and follow our page for cross promotion opportunities and to add your event to our calendar.  You can also tag us or invite us to your event to bring it to our attention.   Don't forget to submit events to the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau as well for a larger audience. Additionally, remember to help out your neighboring businesses by leaving a 5 star review on Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other social media outlets.  We are beginning to see out of town and international visitors to the downtown area.  Are you ready?  Need ideas?  See Michael for more information.

Dear Downtown Business Owner, the Main Street Complete Streets construction project will be here before you know it!  Don't let it sneak up on you.  Are you ready?  Are you in the strongest position possible to weather the impact? Have you begun your mitigation efforts? Don't wait to create positive changes, many of our downtown merchants are experiencing an increase in revenues now as a result. We want to walk along side you, come out the other side better for it, and help you celebrate your success. 
- Sincerely, the MainStreet program, the project team, and BRP resources partners.

Business Resiliency Project (BRP):

Registration will be through our Facebook page or Eventbrite link and all classes are FREE.  Registration is highly recommended for a headcount. 

*All classes are held at HQ at 119 W. Main at 8AM on dates listed below unless otherwise noted. Mark your calendars! Other upcoming topics may include Market Research, Business Credit, Marketing Plans, and Business Plans.  If you have a specific need for a training in an area not listed here, please contact us.  

The Developing Commercial Properties in the Downtown Area seminar had a great turnout!  Our panelists had great information for the attendees on the market, rental rates, property improvements, securing tenants, historic tax credits, and other incentives thru the MRA or City.  Also, the attendees posed great questions and suggestions. If you missed it or need the contact information on one of the experts, we have this information available. Call or stop by HQ at 119 W. Main.
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New Mexico MainStreet Program:

Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project is part of the New Mexico MainStreet Program (NMMS). 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.

Do you have an improvement, or idea, or educational need that qualifies to be a recipient of this program? Contact Michael Bulloch, NMMS Director, at 505-599-8442. 

Arts and Cultural District:

Want to get involved? You do not need to be a committee member to be involved or to attend the meetings.  Contact the Executive Director, Michael Bulloch at 505-599-8442.  

FCVB: Farmington Daycation

Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project was honored to be invited to the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau's annual Daycation event.  The guest "tourists" learned about our amazing places to visit and experiences within the region.  We represented the downtown area as a destination.....Destination Downtown!  We gathered all of the generous contributions from our downtown merchants and services into a vintage hard-sided suitcase with travel stickers.  There was a collective groan from the crowd when the winner was announced. 

Congratulations to Chantell Griffith of Sacred Rebel Yoga Studio on your Destination Downtown grand prize!  

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Delivering the Grand Prize
Daycation Winner

Public invited to upcoming budget presentation

Will include opportunity for questions and input!

Farmington, NM – A public budget presentation for the City of Farmington will take place during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the council chamber located at 800 Municipal Dr. The presentation will cover the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020.  The community is invited to attend and will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

The City of Farmington live streams and records City Council meetings for those who are not able to attend. To view meetings, visit and click on the COF LIVE link.

Stakeholder meetings: 

Next meeting will be May 13, 2019 at 10am.*  Bring your questions and concerns.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency meetings:

  • NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 4pm.* Agenda found here.  Meeting topics include:
    • Bike Lanes
    • MRA plan priorities
    • Palmer House fence
    • EPA grant application
    • Main Street Complete Streets project updates
    • MainStreet updates
  • Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 4pm.*

Now that there is an updated MRA plan, the board is prioritizing the projects identified within the plan.  Join in on this discussion and help shape our three districts, the Civic Center, the Downtown, and the Animas Districts. 

*All meetings are held at HQ at 119 W. Main unless otherwise noted.  All meetings are open to the public.

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. 
  • Mayor's Volunteer Program - an opportunity to put your knowledge, talent, and energy toward improving the quality of life in our community.

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!

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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

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

Sherry Roach
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