July 3, 2020

On July 13, 2020, there might not be the fanfare, golden shovels, or politicians but Phase I of Coal Avenue Commons is breaking ground. Project Information below.

November 25, 2019

The City of Gallup through the efforts of Gallup MainStreet, Arts and Cultural District and Executive Director Kara Q. Smith was awarded $800,000 from New Mexico MainStreet for the Coal Avenue Commons project.

This represents over $3M raised to date from various sources...

May 31, 2019

I just wanted to share the good news with all our supporters, partners, and funders.

The Coal Avenue Commons project in Gallup, New Mexico is close to wrapping up design and being "shovel-ready".

To that end, the Project has received the following awards toward cons...

April 12, 2019

Karl Lohmann (Gallup Legend) told me that he was part of the "GTM" club, and that acronym puzzled me, coming from a guy who swims in a world of alphabet soup. He explained that a long-time car dealer in Gallup dubbed him with this prestigious honor. It meant that he wa...

December 26, 2018

Gallup, NM is getting some state and national attention for its partnership, creative placemaking process, and work on the Coal Avenue Commons.  Recently, Coal Avenue Commons was mentioned or is being sought by the following outlets:

(1) South by Southwest (SXSW) F...

December 26, 2018

Since the Gallup City Council voted in September to move forward the community's consensus design option, intensive work has continued on two fronts: (1) Design and (2) Fundraising.  Over the last three months, the Design Team has begun to transform the conceptual desi...

September 13, 2018

The Design Team presented the three design options and recommended option to the City Council on September 11, 2018.

August 24, 2018

On August 22, 2018, the Design Team hosted over 50 citizens in the final Community Workshop, which unveiled the three final conceptual options for the future of Coal Avenue.  The three concepts were a Traditional Mainstreet, a Mainstreet with Parklets, and a Plaza Stre...

August 8, 2018

Design concepts are almost finished.  After my sneak peek, I've never been so excited for this project.  Be there for the unveiling, discuss, and voice your opinion on the future of the Coal Avenue Commons at our Hands-On Community Workshop.

May 4, 2018

We captured the kick-off event, so you could watch it anywhere, anytime.  Take a few minutes to watch the video and get inspired, fired up, and ready to roll on the Coal Avenue Commons.

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