What is Lift Up?
Lift Up Las Cruces is a Multi-departmental effort of the City of Las Cruces to improve neighborhoods one at a time. The annual program identifies needs or concerns within a neighborhood and allows the City to focus the limited resources in one place to make a larger impact.
There is a Two-Generation Approach - Combining parent and child interventions to interrupt the cycle of poverty. The City is developing this initiative and will be adding more information to this page within the next several weeks.
Lift Up Neighborhood Kick-off Block Party 2022
The 2022 Lift Up Block Party was a great success! The event was held on Ash Avenue to introduce the Lift Up program to the people of the neighborhood. There were numerous City and community services present, and many people from the neighborhood turned up for the event. The party was a great opportunity for residents to learn about all of the different services that are available to them, and to meet the people who provide those services. It was also a fun day filled with music, games, and food. The event was a great way to bring the community together and help improve the neighborhood.
Where is Lift Up Now?
The City of Las Cruces is currently implementing the Lift Up program in the neighborhood that lies NE of Solano Dr., north of Spruce Ave, south of Madrid, and southwest of Triviz Dr. You can view a more accurate map below to see the specific perimeters.
Lift Up works with residents to identify improvement projects that they would like to see happen in their communities, which are then voted on through a survey of the neighborhood.
Here is some information on the funded projects that will be constructed in the coming year.
|Calle Sosa - Ash Ave to Mulberry Ave||March 2023||A project to mill and replace the asphalt roadways as well as targeted and needed ADA improvements.|
|N. Willow St. - Mulberry Ave. to Ash Ave.||March 2023||A project to mill and replace the asphalt roadway as well as targeted and needed ADA improvements.|
|Elder St./Mulberry Ave.||March 2023||A project to mill and replace the asphalt roadway as well as targeted and needed ADA improvements.|
|Walnut St., Kilmer, Ash, and Evelyn||March 2023||A project to mill and replace the asphalt roadway as well as new bike lanes, driveway and ADA and Sidewalk improvements, Permanent Signing and Striping, Bike Lane Signage & Utility Improvements|
|Madrid Ave.||March 2023||A project to mill & replace the asphalt roadway as well as new bike lanes, traffic calming, driveway & ADA & Sidewalk improvements, Permanent Signing & Striping, Bike Lane Signage & Utility Improvements|