Work begins on new market
After three years of planning and preparation, the ground was broken and dirt work has begun for the new Baldwin City Market.
On Thursday, at the FireTree Estates, the ground was broken and dirt crews began to level the land and build a water retention basin in order to collect the water running off the land.
"Once they get the parking lot built there will be lot of water running off fast," said co-owner Jeff Simpson. "It is important to have the basin to stop flooding."
According to Simpson, the interior plans specifying where the owners would like everything to go in the 19,000 square-foot store have been completed. The next step is sending the interior plans to the architect who will design the shell of the store around the interior plans.
The construction will begin when exterior plans are completed.
"Everything is going according to schedule," said Simpson. "Construction should take around six months and we hope it will be finished the first of February."