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  Retail Market Facility

Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons/Ltd
3780 Interstate 55 North, #101, Jackson, MS 39211

LOCATION: Jackson, Mississippi
DATE Bid: May 2004
Construction Period: May 2004 to Oct 2005
Total Square Feet: 18,000 Site: 6 acres.
Number of Buildings: One. 
Building Size: First floor, 18,000; total, 18,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 30’; total, 30’. 
Basic Construction Type: Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, metal. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.

structural Engineer: Structural Design Group - 220 Great Circle Road, #106, Nashville, TN 37228
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Coleman Hammons Construction Company Inc. - P.O. Box 703, Brandon, MS 39043
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons/Ltd - 3780 Interstate 55 North, #101, Jackson, MS 39211

Located on the northwest corner of the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, the new Central Farmer’s Market makes a stand for a new beginning in the life of central Mississippi. 

This building is the first of several phases that will expand the opportunity for Mississippi farmers and growers and provide a more centralized and easily accessible site from which to sell. With entries from High Street and Jefferson Street via Mississippi Street, the new Farmer’s Market is poised to provide fresh produce and products to the downtown Jackson employees and residents, as well as to the continuous line of patrons to the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. 

The building houses the offices for the Market, two conditioned retail spaces, and 32 designated vendor spaces for farmers. The vendor spaces, while housed under the roof of the building, have large bay doors that can be opened for the public. Each vendor space is provided with electricity, water, a ceiling fan, and radiant heaters. The entire vendor area is actively exhausted via exhaust plenums covered in galvanized sheet metal to hark not only to the agriculture buildings of the fairgrounds itself, but also to the agriculture community found across the state. Also, the vendor area is naturally lighted through clerestory monitors that extend the entire length of the building making artificial lighting almost completely unnecessary except for the cloudiest of days. The exterior of the building is wrapped in split-face CMU, cast stone, and brick to connect the building visually to the Fairgrounds. Additionally, exterior steel details such as open web trusses and roof brackets further the visual connection of context.

DIV. 4: Brick: Boral.
DIV. 9: VCT: Armstrong; Tile: American Olean. 
DIV. 13: Pre-Engineered Building: ACI Building Systems. 
DIV. 26: Lighting: Daybrite, Omega, Capri.

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