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Revitalize San Pedro Partnership Accepted into New Mexico MainStreet Accelerator Program

Neighbors’ consistent efforts open door for MainStreet America Affiliation™.
February 01, 2024


Photo of the logos for New Mexico Economic Ddevelopment Department, New Mexico Main Street and Revitalize San Pedro Partnership.

ALBUQUERQUE – On Thursday Councilor Fiebelkorn joined the Realize San Pedro Partnership to celebrate their acceptance into the New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) Accelerator program.

The Revitalize San Pedro Partnership, Inc (RSPP) is now eligible to participate in the preservation-based economic development Accelerator program for 12-18 months, working to hit NMMS benchmarks. The Accelerator helps the communities build economic development projects while building a pathway to achieving Main Street America affiliation. Councilor Fiebelkorn sponsored legislation last year to provide $20,000 in seed money for RSPP to move into the accelerator program.

“Being accepted into the NMMS’ Accelerator is an achievement that will benefit the entire area” said District 7 Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn. “All four of the neighborhood associations and area businesses recognized the opportunity for growth from MainStreet designation and they worked together for over ten years to reach this point. I am so thankful for their dedication to improving their community.”

Revitalize San Pedro Partnership is the culmination of more than a decade of collaboration among four neighborhood associations who recognized shared concerns, challenges, and hopes for this special Corridor in the middle of Albuquerque. The partnership is led by a motivated Board of Directors including members from all four neighborhood associations and local businesses. During the two years they participated in NMMS’s Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Initiative, the partnership completed a community engagement process and two-year Action Plan; hosted quarterly Business Connections meetings; and secured priority status for the San Pedro Corridor in the City of Albuquerque's updated integrated development plan.

“We are so grateful for the opportunities we have had to work with NMMS over the past two years, which provided the boost we needed to convene stakeholders along this unique corridor and develop a solid, doable action plan,” said Cynthia Serna, Board President of the Revitalize San Pedro Partnership, Inc. “I look forward to an exciting year as a MainStreet Accelerator program focused on organizational development, expanding partnerships with local businesses and allies, and creating real, visible improvements to energize our community.”

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 40 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.