Independence Uptown Market


The Independence Uptown Market, recent winner of a Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award, was a challenging design-build project with a tight timeline. The City of Independence desired to move it’s farmer’s market to a permanent facility that would feature an enclosed pavilion and later expanded to include an open-air facility. The project team of McClure, Hollis + Miller and McCown Gordon worked as a closely coordinated team to understand and implement the strategic plan of the many partner’s on this project.


The design team studied multiple existing case studies, performed a detailed site analysis of a challenging urban condition with stormwater and grading issues, and presented the design and intent in public meetings. The project , totaling $3.5 million in construction, was delivered in under nine months and has been considered to be first of many pieces in the revitalization of the downtown square.

Location: Independence, MO
Client: City of Independence, MO 
Scope: Landscape Architecture Design-Build, Master Planning, Public Involvement, Documentation, Construction Administration