Won’t MICA interfere with the Farmers Market?

A:

No, in fact MICA will be an important asset to the Farmers Market.

MICA’s design team has worked closely with the Mercer Island Farmers Market and the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department to make sure that the building is designed to address the needs and concerns of the Farmers Market. MICA will provide and maintain storage, sinks and hand washing stations, and all other Health Department requirements needed by the Mercer Island Farmers Market to operate. MICA considers the Farmers Market a principal project partner.

During construction of the MICA building, temporary support facilities for the Farmers Market will be provided. The leadership of the Farmers Market has detailed their operational needs to MICA’s design team and contractor, and plans are in place to satisfy those needs throughout the construction period.