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Sept. 22, 2016 - City to Present Update on Plans and Solicit Ideas for a Future Public Market

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016
Media Contacts:

Jim Winchester, Communications, 303-441-4247
Patrick von Keyserling, Communication Director, 303-441-4959

City to present update on plans and solicit ideas for a future Public Market

The City of Boulder Public Market team will host a free presentation and project update on Sept. 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), 1750 13th St, Boulder. International market expert David O’Neil will lead a special presentation entitled “How the Best Public Markets Evolve & Ideas for Boulder’s Next Phases” during the first hour.

The presentation will be followed by opportunities to talk with O’Neil and the Boulder Public Market team. The Public Market team wants to hear ideas from the community for short term activation of the public market area, and get feedback on a draft "vision" for the year-round market that will help guide short term actions.

The input from this event will be combined with community input collected over the summer and presented to City Council in November.

Boulder's Public Market team has been out at the Boulder Farmers' Markets this fall to hear from the community about what they think "Boulder's version" of a public market could look like. Those who didn't get a chance to visit us at the market, or who are unable to attend on Sept. 27 are welcome to participate in this survey.

Earlier this year, a city-commissioned study explored the feasibility of a City of Boulder year-round Public Market. The findings from that study indicate that a future Boulder Public Market could work with the support of local community groups. 

There is no sign-up or registration required to attend the Sept. 27 workshop. The event is free and open to all community members

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