Grants MainStreet is the catalyst for revitalizing, beautifying and energizing downtown Grants through education, promotion and assistance. Grants MainStreet is a charitable, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving Grants downtown area and, through that, the entire community of Grants. Our vision is to be a model MainStreet organization and an invaluable resource, through the unified efforts of our progressive leadership, to facilitate a stimulus for commerce.
The Grants MainStreet program focuses on the vitality of Downtown Grants and the Route 66 Commercial Corridor. Downtown Grants is a pedestrian friendly, unified, thriving downtown. Fire and Ice Park is the heart of the Civic Center within Downtown; a location for events and gatherings for the community and region that is surrounded by a cluster of city, county, and cultural attractions. Riverwalk Park, within Downtown, continues to provide both active and passive recreational and entertainment activities and the Riverwalk has expanded out of Downtown, to connect to surrounding neighborhoods, and a larger regional trail system.
The retention, preservation and rehabilitation of historic sites within Downtown and along the Route 66 Commercial Corridor is coupled with
appropriate new infill development that is sensitive to the character and scale of historic development patterns. Calmed traffic, a unified streetscape, aesthetic bike lanes, and resolved infrastructure issues on Santa Fe Avenue, 1st and 2nd streets, provides a basis for new private sector investment. New residents living in and adjacent to Downtown provide additional vibrancy to Downtown.
Collaboration and cross marketing with other agencies and regional attractions, including the surrounding Native American Nations and significant local, state, and national venues, touts Grants as the place to stay from which to then experience these numerous tourism-related activities. Downtown and Route 66 in Grants in 2030 portrays a success story in the regeneration of aging commercial corridors and fledgling downtowns. In 2030, Grants is the place to stay, play and experience all that northwestern New Mexico has to offer.