Overland Park Approves $34M Improvement Plan for Farmers’ Market

The City of Overland Park has approved an improvement plans for the local farmer's market pavilion. Photo credit: Google Maps.

Posted July 2, 2024

The City of Overland Park announced a nearly $34 million improvement plan for the Overland Park Farmers’ Market.

The updated plan features:

  • Creates an indoor market space
  • Improves the existing outdoor market space with shade structures and a gentler, more accessible ground slope
  • Adds access to utilities like power and water for vendors
  • Increases access to restrooms for vendors, staff and shoppers
  • Allows for the possible expansion of existing market operations
  • Maintains parking spaces during non-market hours

The City began considering options to improve the Farmers’ Market pavilion in 2017 and 2018, according to a release.

“This major investment in our downtown is a result of talking with the community and delivering on community visions,” Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog said in the release. “I am looking forward to visiting our new market that brings an even better gathering space to our community.”

City staff is now working with the project manager, architects and a construction management firm to finalize designs and acquire property for the project. A Capital Improvements Plan is scheduled for final adoption along with the City budget in September.

The project is estimated to cost $33.9 million with construction for the project expected to take 18 months and a scheduled completion in 2026.