The Silver City MainStreet Project received $200,000 in state capital outlay funding for the Main Street Plaza. The funding will be used towards Phase II, installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets.
“We are especially grateful to Representatives Rudy Martinez and Rebecca Dow, Senator Gabe Ramos, Assistant Town Manager James Marshall and the Grant County Prospectors, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. We know there are many worthy requests each year. We are also grateful to the Town of Silver City for supporting this project and moving it forward.”
The Main Street Plaza project will transform the parking lot between 7th and 8th Streets into a multiple use area for events, farmers market, as well as continued parking. This project will benefit residents and tourists alike increasing the economic vitality of downtown by providing a much needed event venue with public restrooms. The Plaza is so named because it is on the last remnant of Silver City’s Main St. before it became the Big Ditch.
The Silver City MainStreet Project is one of the oldest and most successful MainStreet programs in the state. The MainStreet program is a national program fostering economic development in local communities and operates under the NM MainStreet program and the state Economic Development Department.
Silver City MainStreet has accomplished many projects since 1985 including the downtown street lights, downtown gateway arch, improvements to the Big Ditch Park, numerous beautification projects, and most recently, the restoration of the historic Silco Theater.
The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com to learn more.