Main Street Complete Streets Construction for Downtown Farmington
Due to change orders which have increased the contractor’s scope of work, additional work days have been added to the existing contract. However, the contractor is on target for substantial completion in November 2020 since most of this additional work can be accomplished while roads and sidewalks are open to vehicles and pedestrian traffic. This work could include finalizing the streetscape improvements, such as installing landscape features, site furnishings and amenities, signage, and other design elements.
DATE: December 13, 2019
RE: Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project
The City of Farmington (“CITY”) is pleased to announce that we have contracted with AUI, Inc. (“CONTRACTOR”) via the public bid process to provide construction services for the Downtown Farmington Revitalization – Complete Streets project along Main Street between Auburn Avenue and S. Miller Street in downtown Farmington, New Mexico.
This large enhancement project includes streetscape improvements, such as increased lighting for traffic and pedestrians, wider sidewalks, removing the signalized intersections and replacing with single-lane roundabouts, new landscaping materials and irrigation system, increased electrical supply to host large events and for seasonal lighting needs, an outdoor speaker system, free public Wi-Fi services, as well as a water line replacement and storm drain improvements.
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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.”