Marketplace on the Green Groundbreaking Ceremony
- Date: 05/22/2019 11:00 AM
- Location: Meridian Mall
1982 W Grand River Ave
Okemos, Michigan 48864
- Introduction: Join Meridian Township for the Marketplace on the Green Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Join Meridian Township for the Marketplace on the Green Groundbreaking Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:00 am.
Central Park Drive, north of Meridian Mall has become a central gathering place for community wide activities and special events. Plans are underway to create a new and improved farmers’ market experience as well as other activities in cooperation with the Meridian Mall.
The Marketplace on the Green project will transform the Farmers’ Market into a social and economic centerpiece in Meridian Township, providing community space for the Farmers’ Market, craft fairs, Township-wide events, adult and youth sports, live music and more.
The plan consists of a pavilion, restroom/office building to accommodate State and Federal food assistance programs, playground, music stage, picnic area, and open greenspace in the grassy area near Studio C!, utilizing the existing Meridian Mall parking lot for visitor parking.
Funding for the Marketplace on the Green Project was made possible through matching grants, millage monies and both private and public dollars. Donations are still being accepted to assist with the final touches needed to make this a true community gathering space. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 517.853.4600.
Major funding partners include Capital Region Community Foundation, Greater Lansing Realtors Association, Haslett-Okemos Kiwanis Club, Haslett-Okemos Rotary Club, Meridian Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Realtors Association and the Walmart Foundation.
Construction is planned 2019 with the grand opening celebration scheduled for the spring of 2020.