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. It is anchored by the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, a venue for organic and locally grown food that attracts over 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. Goods and services placed at the street level encourage pedestrian activity and community interaction. Street life makes the development safe, vibrant and economically viable.