Silver City MainStreet and Freeport McMoRan Foundation Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Main Street Plaza Restroom Building.

May 17, 2019

Silver City MainStreet and the Freeport McMoRan Foundation along with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new restroom building at the Main Street Plaza located between Seventh and Eighth  streets just off of Bullard Street next to the Big Ditch Park.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport McMoRan Foundation, was for much needed public restrooms.

“Silver City MainStreet has leveraged this initial funding to receive another Freeport McMoRan Foundation grant of $63,500, a NM MainStreet grant of $76,300 and a State Capital Outlay grant of $200,000. This will be used to implement Phase II, the upper part of the Plaza,” said Patrick Hoskins, Silver City MainStreet Board President. “We are truly grateful for the Freeport McMoRan funding and for support from the Town of Silver City.”

The Main Street Plaza project will transform the parking lot 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 along with the 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 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, to learn more.

Pictured cutting the ribbon is Alex C. Brown, Town Manager and Cynthia Bettison, Town Councilor and holding each end is Erich Bower, FMI and Patrick Hoskins, Silver City MainStreet. Behind them from the left are: Carmon Steven, Cari Lemon, Charmeine Wait, Rebecca Martin, James Marshall, Evangeline Zamora, Jose Ray and Cissy McAndrew.

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