The City says this prototype addresses many of the issues vendors have shared over the years.
The City has allocated $2.6 million for the project.
Many vendors have left the West Side Market for a variety of reasons from plumbing issues, crumbling infrastructure, and lack of management.
The City says it is going to work with vendors to get feedback on the new prototype to make changes.
According to a press release from the City, specific improvements included in this prototype include:
· Increased electrical capacity and space utilization
· Enhanced lighting
· High-performance flooring and drainage
· Addition of three compartment sinks
“We are glad that the City is working to make improvements to modernize,” said Mark and Minnie of Jim’s Meat.