Big changes could be coming to Overland Park Farmer's Market - KCTV5

Big changes could be coming to Overland Park Farmer's Market

Posted: Updated:
One of the four design options means keeping the main pavilion but adding another one along Marty Street to expand and create more vendor space and parking. (KCTV5) One of the four design options means keeping the main pavilion but adding another one along Marty Street to expand and create more vendor space and parking. (KCTV5)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

Big changes could be coming to the Overland Park Farmer's Market.

The city's considering some new improvements. Four options are being debated among city leaders.

One of the four design options means keeping the main pavilion but adding another one along Marty Street to expand and create more vendor space and parking.

The second pavilion would be flat. The current one sits on a slight slope and has issues with flooding sometimes. However, this would require a temporary shutdown of the farmer's market.

The price for this option is $6 million.

If you're not a fan of the design, there's still one more that would move the farmer's market to the Santa Fe Commons.

The parking space would more than double what the current space provides. It would also have more vendor stalls, and it can be used for event space.

The price tag for this option is $5 million but would require some park improvements.

It's the second most inexpensive option of the four the city is considering.

Moving locations would require public support. The city says they'll be holding public hearings next month to discuss the different options before any decisions are made.

The pavilion currently has 54 vendor stalls. While there is a roof for shoppers, much of the vendor space still lacks protection from the weather.

A split-level design would add covered vendor stalls, parking, restrooms and even office space.

It would require a temporary shut down during construction, and it’s also the costliest coming in at $17 million.

The most inexpensive option is keeping the current farmer’s market as is but improving drainage, electric and adding Wi-Fi access among other changes. That would cost $250,000.

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Health Department investigating Independence theatre after video goes viral

    Health Department investigating Independence theatre after video goes viral

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-01-18 03:20:57 GMT
    Kelli RedfordKelli Redford
    A woman says she was disgusted at what she found inside an Independence movie theatre.  The Health Department is investigating the AMC 20 after a video she posted went viral on Facebook.  In the video, she scans the aisles with her flashlight on, revealing grimy, stained seats. She shared the video on AMC's Facebook page and called the health department. The AMC 20 at Independence Commons is the same theater that had a report of bed bugs just last October. The health dep...More >
    A woman says she was disgusted at what she found inside an Independence movie theatre.  The Health Department is investigating the AMC 20 after a video she posted went viral on Facebook.  In the video, she scans the aisles with her flashlight on, revealing grimy, stained seats. She shared the video on AMC's Facebook page and called the health department. The AMC 20 at Independence Commons is the same theater that had a report of bed bugs just last October. The health dep...More >
  • Authorities investigate 2 separate road rage cases in Johnson County

    Authorities investigate 2 separate road rage cases in Johnson County

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-01-18 04:25:12 GMT
    Chopper 5Chopper 5

    Police are investigating after gunshots were fired at a vehicle on westbound Interstate 435 just west of Mission Road.  The Overland Park Police Department says it's investigating it as a road rage incident.  The victim was not injured, but had to pull off the highway onto Roe Avenue from I-435.  The shots were fired around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.  Police say the suspect was driving a white Pontiac with temporary tags.  This is a developing story....

    More >

    Police are investigating after gunshots were fired at a vehicle on westbound Interstate 435 just west of Mission Road.  The Overland Park Police Department says it's investigating it as a road rage incident.  The victim was not injured, but had to pull off the highway onto Roe Avenue from I-435.  The shots were fired around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.  Police say the suspect was driving a white Pontiac with temporary tags.  This is a developing story....

    More >
  • 3 in custody after woman shot twice outside Raytown gas station

    3 in custody after woman shot twice outside Raytown gas station

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:56 PM EST2018-01-18 03:56:28 GMT
    Emily Rittman/KCTV5Emily Rittman/KCTV5

    Police in Raytown are investigating a shooting report after a victim showed up at the Raytown Police Department.  The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.  The call came out around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.  An SUV with multiple bullet holes could be seen outside of the police station at 10000 E 59th St. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

    More >

    Police in Raytown are investigating a shooting report after a victim showed up at the Raytown Police Department.  The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.  The call came out around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.  An SUV with multiple bullet holes could be seen outside of the police station at 10000 E 59th St. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.