Special Meeting on Lease for Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Posted at 6:48 AM, Mar 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-27 06:48:43-04

downtown market gr.jpegGRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday morning concerning the future of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

The DDA says that it has amended a lease agreement to pay for the costs of the street scape and roadway improvements of the project. However, the DDA tells FOX 17 that this will not mean any changes for the market.

On Tuesday, Senator Debbie Stabenow (R) toured the facility and met project organizers. She said that there is an increasing demand in Michigan for locally grown fruits and vegetables and that this is about supporting West Michigan farmers, creating jobs and getting people to eat healthy food.

The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at City Hall.

The year-round farmers market is 130,000 square feet and under construction on Ionia Street near U.S. 131. We’re told the outside area of the market will open in May, and the rest is scheduled to open mid-summer.