Overland Park to seek public input on new farmers’ market concept — What happens next

A conceptual rendering of a redesigned Overland Park Farmers' Market submitted by Copaken Brooks. Several councilmembers emphasized the concept is in their very early stages and could change during the public input process. Image via Copaken Brooks and Overland Park city documents.

A conceptual plan that envisions both enclosed and open farmers’ market areas plus an office building in downtown Overland Park has won a four-way contest of ideas for renovating the city’s much-discussed farmers’ market space.

The city council on Monday decided to work with Kansas City-based real estate design firm Copaken Brooks in exploring how the future market area should look.