Unified Action – April 2010 – Downtown Revitalization

Commit to Downtown Revitalization

Sponsored by Cindi Fargo, Downtown Las Cruces Partnership
For more information send email to Cindi Fargo.

What we are asking

Email the Las Cruces City Council at CityCouncil@las-cruces.org and ask the following:

Please make the full opening of Main Street a top priority for city funding.

Sending a single message to the above address will reach the mayor and all the councilors. The council will meet Wednesday, April 28, to priortize spending, so get your message to them ASAP.

Upon completion of this action, please send an “I did it” to unifiedaction@pva-nm.org.

The Issue

A vibrant and active downtown is central to a city’s identity. The city council needs to take the next key step—opening Main Street completely with streetlights, benches, and landscaping—so that development will continue.

Some key issues:

With the new federal building and city hall, and new restaurants and businesses, the downtown area is at a tipping point in its development.

Downtown merchants, including several new restaurants, have invested in the area with the understanding that Main Street would be reopened. If the city can’t fulfill its promises, these merchants may leave and momentum will be lost.

The Las Cruces downtown is surrounded by healthy neighborhoods that will grow stronger as Downtown gains traction.

In Albuquerque and other cities, two-way traffic on key downtown corridors has allowed business to thrive.

The new El Paseo corridor project will link downtown with the new Convention Center and the NMSU campus. Downtown can be an important business and recreation at the north end of that corridor.

A healthy downtown benefits everyone in the city by providing a center for community life and activity.

For More Information

City Council Powerpoint on the Downtown Options

Las Cruces Downtown Partnership

Solutions for America

Albuquerque’s Downtown Project

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