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11-17-2010 S Notes November 17, 2010 Downtown Revitalization Ad Hoc Committee Attendance Sheet Attached. The meeting was called to order at 4 36 pm by Chairman Clark Myers. A new member, John Schutz was introduced. John is a consultant to the Las Cruces Public Schools. William Slettom reported on his presentation to the State Board of Finance on the Las Cruces TIDD Jean Williams made a presentation on the Farmers and Crafts Market touching on history, the needs of the Market, current concerns and looking ahead to future needs. Jean reported that the new location gives the market more visibility, and thus more vendors and visitors. Along with which there are issues around toilet facilities,parking, and conflicts with business owners. Eric Montgomery reported that 111 vendors have reported GRT to the TIDD Steve Newby suggested that restrooms be added to the Citys ICIP list. Win Jacobs mentioned the Camunez building as a possible location for public restrooms. Jean concluded with remarks that the market wants to stay downtown, and that the she would rather see revitalization funds used creatively downtown than used to accommodate the market in a Civic Plaza. Jim Hawman expressed concerns about the noise from food wagon generators, and that the 220 service asked for on the new section was not included in the final plans. It was the consensus of the committee that this should be addressed again with the city engineers as the project goes forward. The current plan calls for 220 boxes at Las Cruces Avenue and Main Street. A bollard with 110 will be at each street light. There will be no outlets in the streetlights because they are 440 service. The topic for the December 1 meeting will be Transportation. Meeting was adjourned at 6.00 pm. Sign In for Nov 17, 2010 4:30 pm Put your initials by your name. Please check your email address. Downtown Revitalization Ad Hoc Committee Members: Christina Little At Large Member cslittie@zianet.com - Clark Myers NMSU cmyers@nmsu.edu `,,-,��Dave Blanchard Building Industries Association bei@blanchardengineering.org David Chavez Las Esperanzas dglc.chavez@gmail.com Nana_Lyon-- Hispano CofC diana@insta-copy com &91ie Lanphier Green CofC EIIieLan@gmail.com Heather Pollard Dona Ana Arts Council hpollard@zianet.com /?�f� Jean Williams Farmers and Crafts Market customtile@williamstile.net Jim Hawman Property Owner tiarita@zianet.com Irene Oliver-Lewis Alameda Depot Civic Assoc. iolewis@zianet.com Sharon DeBraal Board of Realtors sharon@sharondebraal.com Steve Newby Downtown Las Cruces Partnership snewby@zianet.com j*- Gk.,k Mike White Business Owner whitesmusicbox@aol.com hn Schutz Las Cruces Public Schools johndianeschutz@msn com Mike Beckett Las Cruces Chamber of Comm mike(d-)coasbooks.com Emily Coss Alameda Depot Neighborhood Association ern ilycoss(Q-gmail.com Others, Gue's�[ }� C Cv�H c c d Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market Ad Hoc Committee presentation, Jean M Williams, 11/17/2010 History, Success, Growth, Change • Upcoming 40 year anniversary • Large vendor database • Many new vendors • Vendors make Market work despite challenges - "We went into (our move) kicking and screaming but NEVER felt our Market would die " Needs of the Market • Safe pedestrian access and experience - curbs? • Adequate parking - vendors and customers • Easy access and egress for vendors - loading/unloading, trailers • Adequate and accessible restrooms • Shade for everyone - vendor-provided or otherwise Current concerns • Integrity-control - hear from more and more people that Market is getting a "flea market" reputation • Need stricter enforcement of vendor rules • City should be proactive in promoting our #1 asset - "LOCAL" Looking Ahead • How will Market adapt to or be figured into downtown growth and new businesses who may or may not want Market downtown, street closures, etc? • A designated plaza area should be planned in light of potential friction with downtown businesses • Forget the planned plaza - Market has successfully adapted Use the funding more creatively for downtown • Because of its appeal to local entrepreneurs, it's likely Market will continue to grow, eventually spreading from Mountain Ave to Bowman Ave Ci1V o PEOPLE N E L P I N G PEOPLE The Downtown Revitalization Ad Hoc Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 4 30 p m at City Hall, Room 1158, 700 N Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico AGENDA 1 Welcome—Councilor Miguel Silva 2 Introductions 3 Topic Discussion— Farmers and Crafts Market Presentation The City of Las Cruces does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, ancestry, serious medical condition, national origin, age, or disability in the provision of services. The City of Las Cruces will make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual who wishes to attend this meeting Please notify the C' Community Development Department at least 48 hours before the meeting by calling 528- 3043 (voice) or 1-800-659-8331 (TTY) if accommodation is necessary This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling the same numbers list above