The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing, and education about local produce. The facility features an indoor vendor market and outdoor farmer’s market shed. Unique spaces include rentable kitchens, a 6,500-sf rooftop greenhouse, and the nation’s first demonstration kitchen for kids.
The Downtown Market is one of the first urban markets in the country to be LEED certified and has been awarded with the LEED Gold certification. The market features a green roof, live walls, geothermal wells, rain gardens, public restrooms with low-flow electronically operated flush valves and faucets, and several other sustainable features.
As part of the architectural design team of Hugh Boyd and Progressive AE, Fishbeck performed all civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering for the facility.