The City of Safford appreciates the goods, services, hard work and dedication our local businesses have to offer. We encourage our citizens to shop locally in order to maintain and improve our way of life in the Gila Valley.
Main Street Improvement Project
We are pleased to announce the completion of the Bump-Out Project on Main Street. Construction began in the fall of 2014 and was completed in April of 2015. During this project, bump-outs and landscaping were added to each corner of central Main Street, along with benches placed throughout to create an aesthetically pleasing and relaxing environment. Please visit us in downtown Safford and see all we have to offer.
Facade Grants Available
The façade grant program is part of a comprehensive approach to improving Downtown Safford. SDA members that are property owners and merchants operating within Downtown Safford between Hwy 191 to 8th Avenue and Hwy 70 and 8th Street are eligible for the grant program.
The purpose of the façade improvement program is to work in partnership with private property and business owners to:
-Revitalize and beautify Downtown Safford
-Increase foot traffic and shopping in Downtown
-Increase property values and sales tax revenue
Download the brochure - Download the application
For more information, please contact Amber Hogle.
Safford Downtown Association
The Safford Downtown Association (SDA) is made up of local business and property owners. View the plan here.
• Help facilitate and administer the Downtown Safford Vision Plan
• Promote business activity
• Encourage growth and beautification
• Support redevelopment downtown
• Sponsor and support all events downtown
• Administer the Façade Grant Program.
To view SDA agendas, click here.
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SDA Strategic Plan
The Safford Downtown Association adopted a new 5 Year Strategic Plan on June 20, 2018. In partnership with the City of Safford, the SDA has worked hard to enhance the downtown commercial district. To view the Safford Downtown Association's Strategic Plan, click here.