Coal Avenue Commons is an infrastructure initiative to transform two blocks of Coal Avenue in Gallup, NM, into a vibrant plaza street. The project is designed to begin at First Street and extend to Third Street.  It will improve three intersections and also includes the redesign of the walkway located in the project area, bisecting the block between 2nd and 3rd Streets on the south side of Coal Avenue. 

Coal Avenue Commons is the result of a partnership of multiple organizations and stakeholders in Gallup including City of Gallup, gallupARTS, Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, Gallup Business Improvement District, and GMSACD. Its design was selected through a multi-faceted process engaging the community at large during several creative placemaking activities and presentations to focus groups and the general public in 2017 upon receipt of an NEA Our Town grant, matched by contributions from local government, institutions and organizations. 

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