Main Street Complete Streets Construction for  Downtown Farmington

Proposed conceptual design for Orchard and Main
Greetings business owners, building owners, and residents of the downtown corridor,

This page has been created to assist us in communicating with you about the future of the downtown corridor, more specifically, Main Street.  Many of you know that the City of Farmington, the Community Development department, the MRA Commission, and Downtown Farmington: A MainStreet Project (to name a few) have been working on integrating 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!

Over the past two years we have worked with Dan Burdan and Samantha Thomas (Blue Zones) to research and engage the community in the future of the Main Street.  As a result, we developed a conceptual plan for downtown Farmington.  Now it's time to take it to the next level: construction ready documents.

On March 28, 2017, the City of Farmington, through an RFQP, entered into an agreement with Occam.  Occam is the company who will develop construction ready documents for the first phase of Main Street (Miller to Orchard) and complete the environmental and traffic assessments for the entire corridor.  

On May 9, 2017 City staff participated in a kick-off meeting with the Occam team.  That meeting provided great insight into the timeline for deliverables. In the weeks to come, a kick-off meeting will be schedule with business owners and residents and information about the process, timeline, and end product will be discussed.

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 below:
 Name  Email  Phone
Cindy Lopez
Planning Manager
Community Development 505.599.1448
Shaña Reeves
City Administration
Director of Communication & Quality Performance 505.599.1419
Michael Bulloch
City Administration
Downtown Coordinator 505.599.8442
Sherry Roach-Bio
City Administration
Main Street Complete Streets Project Manager 505.599.8443

Meet the Contract 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 Phase I (Miller to Orchard) of the downtown complete streets project, as well as, many of the required studies (traffic, environmental, etc.) for 100% of the corridor.

Scott Verhines:
PE, President of Occam Engineers Inc. (OEI)
Scott has overall responsibility for the project design
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Art Garcia:
PE, Senior Engineer with OEI
Art is managing the design phase of this project.
This includes coordinating all disciplines, managing
the project schedule, and cost control.
Art Garcia

Chuck Easterling:
PE, Vice President of OEI
Chuck will be conducting the drainage analysis and
design for the first phase of the project.
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Lela Hunt:
MA, Communications Director with OEI
Lela will assist the project team by coordinating
information, graphics, and public involvement.

Dennis Wilkinson:
PLA, ASLA, ASIC Principal Landscape Architect at MRWH
Dennis is responsible for all of the streetscape improvements
including landscaping, amenities, and gateways for downtown.Head Shot - Dennis Wilkinson

Rob Loftus:
PLA, ASLA, LEED AP, Associate Landscape Architect at MRWH
Rob will perform design of the streetscape improvements.Head Shot - Rob Loftis_color

Tim Simmons:
PE, PTOE, Owner of  Civil Transformations, Inc.
Tim will perform the traffic data gathering and analysis.tsimmons

Matt Cramer:
PE, with 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 at Marron and Associates
Eric will conduct an environmental review of the project.Eric photo

Robert Gromatzky:
PS, Survey Project Manager at Cobb, Fendley, & Associates, Inc.
Robert is in charge of the topographic and right of way surveys.

Peter Borsack:
PE, PMP, Utility Department Manager at Cobb, Fendley, & Associates, In.
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:
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Traffic Plan: