Construction work has been continuing on the Farmer's Market pavilion in Durham Central Park; the open-air structure itself was completed in 2006, and work crews have been busily at work adding a facility to contain bathrooms and a "multipurpose room" on the western corner of the L-shaped market. The opening date is set to open on April 7.
This will be a great step forward for the already popular Farmer's Market, which has to date used a Morris St. parking lot owned by Measurement, Inc. According to the project web site, the new pavilion is "a joint project of SEEDS, the Durham Farmer's Market, and Durham Central Park," with fundraising and construction management assistance donated by Self-Help.
Here's a look at some of the ongoing work. Bikers and walkers will happily note that the fencing that took a chunk out of the Downtown Trail for most of a year is now removed, reconnecting this segment of the North-South Greenway.