ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Taos Arts and Culture District has been awarded $70,000 in capital outlay money for master planning of the Historic Plaza District, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced Tuesday at the Taos Chamber of Commerce.
“The New Mexico Main Street Program — housed in the Economic Development Department — is thrilled to assist the Taos Arts and Culture District in the funding of the master plan,” Barela said, according to a department news release. “This master plan is vitally important to the success of the Historic Plaza District, and we look forward to working with them on this project.”
Taos Mayor Darren Cordova thanked Gov. Susana Martinez, Barela and New Mexico MainStreet Director Rich Williams “for their belief in Taos,” according to the release.
Barela also credited local legislators, including Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales, D-Taos, for helping obtain the funding during the 2011 Special Legislative Session.