farmers’ market pavillion coming

Brent Finnegan -- May 15th, 2008

Supporters of the Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market may know that the association has been planning the construction of a permanent pavilion in the municipal parking lot on South Liberty. Yesterday the market’s manager told market committee members that the groundbreaking for the pavilion is planned for June 3, at 10:30 a.m.

14 Responses to “farmers’ market pavillion coming”

  1. linz says:


  2. Emmy says:

    I’m very happy to hear this! Does anyone know what they’ve been doing there for a while now. They have had the parking lot torn up for a while now. Is this just some preliminary stuff?

  3. David Miller says:


    They are replacing the pavement with porous pavement that enable the lot to drain into groundwater instead of storm drains. A cool green approach.

  4. Drew Richard says:

    Wow, that porous pavement idea is awesome. Storm drains are awful for the environment because when larger cities that are basically all pavement channel all the rain runoff into just a few creeks and rivers adjacent to the city it creates huge flash flooding problems for those ecosystems and surrounding communities. We watched a video about it in one my science classes at JMU. Hopefully the use of that porous pavement will become more frequent.

  5. Frank J Witt says:

    I heard about this advertised on the radio…pretty cool technology.

  6. Emmy says:

    Oh cool, thanks David! What a great idea!

  7. danno says:


  8. David Miller says:

    Frank, I wondered how that stuff worked. Thanks for the informative link.

  9. Frank J Witt says:

    As did I…pretty cool, I just hope they use it unless costs are too much.

  10. Frank J Witt says:

    Is it going to be bigger than pictured so vendors can access from both sides and the customers come thru the middle? or is this just a “rough” draft…either way, see ‘all tomorrow!

  11. Erndog says:

    Quick weblog survey: For the roof of the pavilion, would you prefer a Terra Cotta color or Green? You can look at a rough comparison on 33 East across from the old, closed Food Lion; there’s a car wash with a green roof and another building with a reddish roof. There may be a some debate as to the color. Any ideas or comments?

  12. finnegan says:

    I say green.

    Terra cotta is too… California.

    Although I guess the roofs of the JMU bluestone buildings are also that baked clay color.

  13. I took some creative liberties with the original pavilion rendering to see what it would look like green. I like it!

  14. Perhaps a bit more helpful — here are both.

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