Riversedge developments community collaboration big reveal

courtesy Mill Market

12373319_1643215052604797_2348642947100441387_nFaculty and fifty-two students from Laurentian University’s School of Architecture in Sudbury welcomed members of the Riversedge & Mill Market Teams to their workshop space in downtown Sudbury to present their vision for the future of the Mill Market Farmers Market.

Having visited Sault Ste. Marie twice this Fall, toured the Mill Market site and interviewed vendors & customers, students unveiled architectural plans and three dimensional renderings for critique by their cohorts, Riversedge Developments and leaders from regional architectural firms.

12347975_1643217555937880_7338297843996881026_nLaurentian Faculty have emphasized the importance of real-world study – a community-centered philosophy shared by Riversedge CEO, Justus Veldman.

“We’ve been working in Sault Ste. Marie for four years now, and every project we develop, we centre our approach on what the community wants, what they ask us for,” says Veldman.

A selection of the student’s designs will be available for the public to view in the new year at the current Mill Market, and Riversedge is hoping the designs further inspire public collaboration.

The students are part of a multidisciplinary team helping to prepare the market for its eventual move to a larger, permanent location.

1919118_1643547595904876_6985763653842357014_nThe current Mill Market is open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, year round in the former municipal fish hatchery building and features locally-grown fresh produce, sustainably raised meats, homemade speciality foods, handmade artisanal crafts and a host of community events.

Visit the Mill Market website, www.millmarket.ca, for more information about Mill Market and about participating farmers and vendors. Visit www.riversedgedevelopments.com for more information about current projects, upcoming events, and community partners.