During the spring of 2013 Design Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) of the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning worked with New Mexico MainStreet to assist Clovis and Tucumcari MainStreet communities and Arts and Cultural District (ACD) initiatives. The work focused on the three historic theaters in Clovis and two in Tucumcari as part of a larger initiative on New Mexico's historic theaters. The studio proposed renovations, adaptive reuses, and additions to the theaters, and proposed both permanent and temporary facilities to create art and cultural theater districts. While these proposals are specific to each theater and community, many of the ideas and approaches may be applicable to other New Mexico theaters. In particular creating the infrastructure and landmarks for street events in conjunction with a theater or set of theaters may be a technique that towns can adopt to reinvigorate the pedestrian life of their main streets.
Clovis and Tucumcari Communities
planning architecture MainStreet Clovis Tucumcari theater, arts district cultural district Odeon Theater Princess Theater
Design Planning Assistance Center, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
Gard, Kelly; Janell Furrow; Cameron Treme; Dale Lusk; Laura Baca; Servando Miranda; Trupti Stellus Pereira; Eliah Guerrero; Daniel Osuna; Kevin Maynard; Justin Depoy; Pete Collins; and Stacey George. "MainStreet Art & Cultural Theater Districts - Clovis & Tucumcari Communities." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dpac_projects/7
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