Historic Fairfax Farmers Market

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Historic Fairfax Farmers Market

Designated as a city cultural site, the Market was more significant  as a site of experience than the architecture—a collection of small vendors housed in an ad-hoc farmyard style. In 1998, plans to build an adjacent shopping center – The Grove – set in motion a complementary master plan for the Market. Centered on reviving and enhancing the historic property, the plan also facilitated pedestrian traffic between the two developments, while providing easy surface parking for market patrons. Reorganized services, new large retail spaces, small additions, and myriad adjustments to existing features all reinforced the Market’s authentic utilitarian personality.

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