As mentioned earlier today, more details on the plan to redo the 1940’s farmers market on Airline Dr. are now out — MLB released some sketches and site plans this morning, which the company says are meant to help turn the spot into a “destination retail experience.” The renderings show most of the gaps between the existing market buildings bridged by new rooftops and green spaces, connecting the structures into a single complex (some of which will likely get air conditioned for fish and dairy operations and the like).
It’s not totally clear whether some the existing buildings are actually going to be painted white, or if the details of planned finishes just haven’t made their way into the renderings at this stage of design — but the currently-yellow front of Canino’s can be spied rocking a pale grey skin in the sketches above and below, behind the market’s new double-height entry facade:
The spots marked for a café and a bakery appear to take the place of the other Canino’s sign currently facing Airline, with the garage-style doors getting glassed over in the process:
That new tall entryway, per the siteplan, leads into a pavilion space that appears to fill the gap between the 2 existing market rows closest to the corner of Service St. and Airline. The melded structure stretches east to the new event lawn and playground area planned for the complex, which will take up the space between the pavilion and the other existing buildings closes to Lula St.:
The little building on the far east end labeled Market Building E appears to be another new addition, capping off what the drawing labels the Market Plaza. Elsewhere around the property, the currently open parking lot between the sales areas and the warehouses to the north is depicted as a structured grid of mostly-right-angled spaces, copiously trimmed with trees and landscaping flourishes:
Other renderings give more grounded views of the lawn and playground areas, beneath what appears to be a 7-or-so-landing observation tower:
- Developer Unveils Stunning Plan To Transform Airline Farmers Market into a Foodie Paradise [CultureMap]
- Previously on Swamplot: Canino Market Had Already Kinda Gentrified, Say Folks Planning Upcoming $10-Million Redo; Yes, Canino Market Is Being Sold, But It Probably Won’t Be Shut Down Any Time Soon