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Envisioning a Permanent Home for the Midtown Farmers' Market.

Maleitzke, Adam.

The Midtown Farmers Market (MFM), a project of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO), brings all-local food and goods to 40,000 people each year. MFM supports over 70 farmers and vendors, has brought $1 million in opportunity to Lake Street and is a cornerstone of the redevelopment plan shared by the neighborhood and the City. Through a generous no-cost lease provided by Minneapolis Public Schools, MFM has become a fixture of 2225 E Lake Street for six successful seasons. However, the future of this site is unclear. MPS has announced its desire to either re-purpose the existing office building or sell the entire site to a private development team in order to recover debt. In response, the MFM and a coalition of neighborhood residents and advocates seek a solution that benefits everyone including the Minneapolis Public Schools and any future stewards of the site. This report documented research and outreach conducted in the five months following the announcement. The report included engagement of neighborhood representatives, precedent research, a SWOT analysis, review of the Corcoran Midtown Revival plan and a profile of current MFM operations that culminate in two alternatives for the future of the Market. These alternatives focused on dual-use infrastructure in order to maximize square footage for future transit-oriented development.

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Conducted on behalf of Corcoran Neighborhood Organization. Supported by Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
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