Farmers Park _ 2014

Community Harvest

Springfield, MO _ 156,400 sqft
Architecture, Interior Design
Photo Credit _ Mike Sinclair

Farmers Park is a mixed-use development for active, healthy, and engaged families and businesses in the Ozarks region. The development is anchored by the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, a venue for organic and locally grown food that attracts an average of 5,000 visitors a week. Ground-level amenities include restaurants, shopping, community gardens and a micro-orchard. All goods and services are conveniently located within walking distance of the dwelling units. An office component was designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification and serve as a template for sustainability in the region. The strategy of Farmers Park is simple: locate goods and services at the street level encouraging pedestrian activity and community interaction. An active pedestrian zone makes the development safe, vibrant and economically viable.