|Conceptual design of market (not for final use)|
A project called "Market on South Street” that would be constructed at the city's South Street parking lot, also would include space for retail shops, with storefront entrances accessible from the sidewalk. It is part of the city’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) plan that will be submitted Tuesday for state approval.
The single-story building also would have a commercial production kitchen behind the storefronts, and space for an outdoor farmers market component during warmer months, according to Simon Kates, a consultant with BFJ Planning who spoke at a final public hearing Thursday on the overall revitalization project. A parking garage would be built behind the complex.
The city would own the complex and manage it in cooperation with participating organizations, accoring to EDC Warren County President Edward Bartholomew, administrator of the DRI grant.
The farmers market idea is among a dozen or so projects the committee has recommended for funding from the DRI grant. Approval must be received by a state review committee and by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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