Projects and Partners

Projects and Partners


Silver City MainStreet has accomplished many projects since 1985 including street lights, Downtown Silver City gateway arch, improvements to the Big Ditch Park, numerous beautification projects, and most recently the restoration of the historic Silco Theater.

We cannot accomplish our projects without the help of community partners and we are grateful for their donations. We truly appreciate the assistance from the Town of Silver City.

Current Projects

With funding from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance and the Town and Country Garden Club, and the work of Gary Stailey and the Community Youth Building Program, twenty five planters have been made to enhance Bullard Street. Additionally, the median areas at Bullard Street and College Ave have been replanted with low growing native plants making the intersection safe for traffic. An entire block of Spring Street between Bullard and Texas Street are being replanted with native plants and landscaping rocks to prevent future erosion.

Ongoing landscaping and building projects are done with the volunteer service of Gary Stailey and the Community Youth Building Program. We are grateful for the work they do!

The Rural Pathways Project, a historic building walking tour, through partnership and funding with the New Mexico Tourism Department and the Town of Silver City. This project idea came from Tom Hestor, a community member with a love of history and our downtown. He led a WILL class through WNMU that had class members write the histories of buildings and the people that built and occupied them. This project is creating a tourism product called “Stories from our Streets, discover the town built to last”. It will include a printed walking tour, wayfinding signage at the sites and on the highways, with exciting additions planned each year by collaborating with community groups and schools.

Main Street Plaza, this multi-year project has been envisioned for years will transform the 7th Street parking lot into a multiple use area for events, farmers market as well as continued parking.

Ongoing Projects

Adopt-a-Median, this community project is administered by Silver City MainStreet.

MainStreet Gift Certificates are offered year round at the Visitor Center and First American Bank. This program is strongly promoted during December of each year.

WNMU Student Discounts are organized by Silver City MainStreet. Participating merchants receive a window sticker to proudly announce they offer student discounts.

MainStreet Partners

We are grateful to our MainStreet Partners who provide needed resources for ongoing projects.

  • The Place
  • Lopez, Dietzel, Perkins & Wallace PC
  • Rose Schumaker/Bear Mountain
  • First American Bank
  • Edward Jones/James Edd Hughes
  • Snedeker Enterprises
  • Morning Star
  • Silver Café/Dora Wooten
  • The Rock Center/ Gaye Rock
  • Zia Publishing/Terri Menges
  • Western Bank
  • Single Socks/Kathleen Wigley
  • Guadalupe's/Nora Fielder
  • Zia Access Healthcare/Dr. Koury
  • Mountain Ridge Ace Hardware
  • Morones & Knuttinen, LLC
  • The Makery/Pamela Kitting
  • William Charland/Phoebe Lawrence
  • The Palace Hotel/Nancy Johnson
  • Little Toad Creek
  • Millie's Bake House
  • College St. Plaza
  • The Hub/Suzi Calhoun
  • Syzygy Tile/Lee Gruber
  • Humphrey's Enterprises
  • Silver Linings/Bruce McKinney
  • Tapas Tree Grill/Kevin Hubbs
  • Re/Max Silver Advantage
  • United Country Mimbres Realty/Georgia Bearup
  • David Rose/Ceil Murray
  • Sudie Kennedy
  • Smith Real Estate/Becky Smith Ladner

Spring St. Before

Spring St. After