Location: Artesia, NM
This civic improvement project stems from the 1997 development of the Artesia Mainstreet Master Plan, which covered some 16 downtown blocks of mixed-use development in Artesia, New Mexico. After gaining strong community support for the Master Plan, Artesians raised, through a public-private partnership, funds needed for the creation of a city plaza and one block of downtown streetscape improvements. We provided an innovative design solution that allowed for landscaping, improved parking, integration of public artwork, pedestrian comfort, and traffic management, all of which help create a more vibrant atmosphere for Artesia’s Main Street businesses. This project has won a number of awards, including the New Mexico MainStreet 25th Anniversary Award for Overall Excellence in Design in 2010.