The Silver City MainStreet Project received a $63,500 grant from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation for the Main Street Plaza. The funding will be used towards Phase II, installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets.
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 and 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.
“We are grateful for this funding, states Patrick Hoskins, Silver City MainStreet Board President. Working with the Town of Silver City to get this project off the ground has been rewarding and we appreciate the Town’s support and the funding from the Freeport McMoRan Foundation.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of the new Public Restrooms at Mainstreet Plaza.