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City OKs farmers market for Independence Square

February 08, 2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2018)  The city of Independence is ready to get started on building a new farmers market facility on Independence Square, The Examiner reports.

The Independence City Council approved a $3.35 million project Monday that will create two buildings — an open-air pavilion and a bigger enclosed pavilion. The project, led by McCownGordon Construction, will turn a city-owned parking lot into a gathering space that can be used year-round.

The project is being partially funded by donations, grants and tax credits. The remaining $2.5 million will be borrowed using a 15-year interfund loan.

Although a groundbreaking for the project has not yet been announced, The Examiner reports that city officials aim to have the facility ready for the Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival in September.

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