City initiates design work on Farmers' Market Relocation project
The Maple Valley Farmers’ Market is a vibrant community gathering place for the residents of the City of Maple Valley. With its live music, food vendors, and special community events, the Maple Valley Farmers’ Market lives up to its program axiom, “the Saturday Place to be!” The Farmers’ Market currently resides at Rock Creek Elementary School on Saturdays from mid-June to late September. Managers of the Farmers’ Market have expressed a desire to expand operations with a greater number of vendor booths and an earlier start to the summer programming. However, available parking at Rock Creek Elementary School (approximately 2 acres) limits this expansion. Often, overflow parking spills onto neighboring local roads and State Route 169. The City of Maple Valley, as a long time sponsor, has committed to helping the Farmers Market grow by providing a new location at the City owned Legacy Site.
The forested 54-acre Legacy Site (Tax Parcel Nos. 2722069159 and 4127000805) is located off of Washington State Route 169 and is owned by the City of Maple Valley. The proposed location of the Farmers Market Relocation Project is on the eastern property boundary with SR 169. The Farmers Market is expected to be designed on one acre with four acres of associated parking. Staff understands City Council desire to make the Farmers’ Market visible from SR 169 while maintaining as many of the trees on site as possible.
For more information and comments, please contact our PW/CD Director, Tawni Dalziel, P.E., at email@example.com and/or 425-413-8800.
Project Details: F-03; Legacy Site (Farmers' Market Relocation)