According to the Lansing State Journal, the Meridian Township Farmers Market will unveil a new look next spring.

After about three years of planning and fundraising efforts, the township has pulled together $1.1 million to create a 14,645 square foot pavilion, picnic area, stage and playground along Central Park Drive near the Meridian Mall.

This new market place will transform the Meridian Township Farmers Market into a social and economic centerpiece for the township.

The new project will help connect the Meridian Mall to the 279 acre Central Park.  Construction on the project should start this summer and continue into the fall.

Allocations from the township's general fund and the park millage and donations from 17 businesses and organizations contributed to the project.