Dear Members of Community,
I am asking the community for their thoughts on a farmer’s market at the corner of 2200 Carrington St. We would like to use this space for job fairs, booth spaces and food trucks. It is the owner’s wish to maintain this 1 acre plus lot as a green space for use by and for the community. This corner would ideally be known as “Jones Corner” to pay respect to the previous owner of the land and their convenient store that was located there some time ago.
“Jones Corner” would be a green space that would allow for up to 15 spaces. This space would allow for local vendors to sell fresh produce and freshly prepared foods, hold events such as job fairs, neighborhood yard sales, etc. This would not only be maintained as a green space, it may also offer potential employment and options to neighbors/residents.
The site allows for a 36-inch walkway around the inner market. We will request from the city to designate 1 handicap parking space on North 22nd street by the alley. All walkways will make ease of access for persons in need of wheelchairs. We have proposed a grass area to be at the center of the site allowing for grass and shade trees as well as tables for general use. Tables will also be handicapped accessible. The proposed vendor spaces would be 12×15 ft underlayed with gravel creating a 12 ft perimeter around the market. Site 15 would be used for 2 porta potties one being ADA accessible.
We feel with the current developments in the area “Jones Corner” could become a central hub for outdoor neighborhood activities and assist in the revitalization of the Carrington Street corridor.
The vision is to create a multi-use space much like Forest Hill Farmers Market, Maymont Arts in the Park space, for use of the residents of the east end. If you’d like to see this idea become a reality. Email The New Vision Civic League.