View of Northwest Corner
View of Southwest Corner
Existing View of NE Corner
|Ground Floor Floorplan (draft)|
Besides providing an economic opportunity for start-up business and low-income artisans, the space would also provide educational opportunities. In the main hall, vendors would be enrolled in a specialized 'incubator' type educational program accredited and managed by an existing educational institution.
This space can be design to provide optimum flexibility for multiple event and activity needs through the use of folding partitions and closeable garage doors. This ability to partition in different configurations also serves an educational purpose by providing spaces for community workshops, such as public cooking and food prep classes. These space(s) also could also be rented out or host community activities while separate activities occur in the main hall.
Aerial View of SW Corner
While the market hall and associated retail program provided on the ground level utilize the original building’s interior volume, expanding the building vertically brings more opportunities for revenue generation, education opportunities, green space and an opportunity for an iconic architectural element.
This concept envisions a 12,000 square foot restaurant lofted above the market with a culinary education classroom, and a rooftop garden.
|Second Floor Floorplan (draft)|
Aerial View of NW Corner