UIC designed this proposal for a new mixed-use development located on a vacant 3 acre site in the center of the city. The anchor of this development will be a 27,000 sf grocery retailer with an emphasis on local produce. Attached to this retailer will be a 30,000 sf food processing center that will process local produce and distribute it to local school district to meet the demand caused by a new mandate in Missouri. Above both facilities will be over 50,000 sf of greenhouses that will serve both facilities. Located immediately north of this structure will be a 2-tower development with a centrally located parking garage, housing residential units and office space.