Fulton Street Farmers Market
The Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM) exemplifies our strong civic commitment to a 90-year-old Grand Rapids institution. Beginning with a neighborhood plan in 2005, a vision for an improved and expanded FSFM was presented. A phased construction process began in the fall of 2010 with completion in May of 2013.
Our design revolves around the relationship between the plaza, market building, the vendor shed and the street. The solution includes a market building located on the West side of a plaza that connects the street to the vendor shed.
The market building houses FSFM offices and year-round vendors. Glazed, overhead doors open onto the plaza. A colonnade further defines the plaza’s uses: pedestrian circulation occurs on axis to the vendor shed between the building and the colonnade while cart vending, seating and bike parking occurs to the east. A bus stop is also incorporated.
Customer parking is located at the north, east, and west perimeters of the site and is fed by a revised and enhanced circulation pattern on the site.
In 2013, The Fulton Street Farmers Market won a Building Design Award from AIAGR.