The Downtown Improvement Project is a major, vigorous plan to widen sidewalks,reduce traffic lanes, and to include a “pedestrian promenade” that would allow for pedestrians and public spaces,like an open air theater, as well as landscaping.
“Today Artesia becomes a small, trailblazing city with a smart growth vision. Today we make history, today we lead, and today we break ground,” said Mayor Canales.
These improvements promote business and improve the local economy by creating a shopper-friendly environment for visitors.
A monument will be placed at the Artesia boundary, at the southern end of the downtown area, with a globe signifying and celebrating Artesia’s status as one of the most diverse cities in the world.