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MainStreet Revitalization Specialist in Urban Design

Aaron Zahm

Full-time consultant position for next fiscal year, regular weekly statewide travel serving predominately rural towns, cities and villages focused on historic and traditional commercial centers

Eligible candidates are consultants in Urban Design with strong planning background and landscape architecture skills or, Regional/Community Planner with strong landscape architecture and urban design skills or, Landscape Architect with strong planning and urban design skills to provide services to New Mexico MainStreet local affiliates. Candidates must demonstrate they can modify their skills, knowledge and adapt tools scaled appropriately to each community’s unique assets and realistic capacity to complete an economic development strategy or project. Candidates should be able to demonstrate commitment to community-based economic development principles, strategies, and good practices in implementation.

Consultant awarded contract is responsible for delivering trainings, services, technical assistance and identifying resources for local partners to meet their Economic Transformation Strategies for their project area through the Main Street Four Point Approach™, as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals. Consultant will also work with New Mexico MainStreet to meet its own strategies and performance goals as established by the National Main Street Center, Inc. and their MainStreet Four Point Approach™, the Economic Development Department and the New Mexico State Legislature. New Mexico MainStreet has adopted three key community economic development strategies to guide the state program’s work:

  • Build Capacity for Local Economic Revitalization and Re-development Efforts
  • Enhance the Entrepreneurial and Creative Economy
  • Create Thriving Places

Job Expectations include but are not excusive of other duties:

  • Training local leaders in good urban design practices
  • Working with Non-profit affiliates, local and regional governmental partners and community stakeholders
  • Creating Revitalization Plans
  • Master Plans and Metropolitan Redevelopment Plans (Review and Implementation)
  • Working with HPD and NMDOT to ensure projects meet appropriate standards
  • Public Infrastructure Projects including construction documents for NM MainStreet’s Great Blocks
  • Placemaking including economic vitality through civic spaces, farmers and public markets, performance and gathering spaces, way finding and public art
  • Streets, traffic calming and pedestrian safety, redesign of curb and sidewalk, sidewalk extensions, lighting, appropriate landscape, parking and tactical urbanism.
  • Infill redevelopment

For further information about the position please contact Rich Williams NM MainStreet Director 505-827-0168 or Daniel Gutierrez Assistant Director 505-827-0151

RFP anticipated to be released in early May contingent upon funding from the state legislature.