On Thursday, December 20th, a community event at the brewery in T or C intended to kick off the design process for Foch Street upgrades will begin at 4 PM. The event will be led by architects from MRWM Landscape Architects who are responsible for providing construction plans for a redesigned Foch Street between Main and Broadway downtown, thanks to a grant received by MainStreet Truth or Consequences.
The purpose of the event is for the architectural firm to share what they’ve learned about the existing technical conditions and solicit comments and suggestions from community members.
The firm will also host a January meeting at which viable options are presented and feedback collected.
As previously reported, the New Mexico MainStreet “Great Blocks” grant is intended to dramatically upgrade a core three-block commercial area within a MainStreet commercial district. The money can be used to design repairs or replacement of public infrastructure associated with the streetscape, with the intention that the upgrades will attract volunteer and private investment in the future.
The Great Blocks grant only provides for complete construction documents, but having these documents opens up the possibility of construction grants in the future.
Anyone unable to attend may also provide their comments via mail, fax, phone, or email to the lead architect on the project:
Robert Loftis, MRWM Landscape Architects, 1102 Mountain Rd NW, Suite 201, Albuquerque, NM, 87102, 505-268-2266, fax 505-265-9637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.