Case Study

Farmer’s Market
& Community Venue Building

21,840 sq ft Tension Fabric Farmer’s Market & Community Venue Building
Syracuse, New York

F-Shed Multi-Use Building - Project Profile

The Rundown 

Central New York Regional Market Authority uses this farmers market building to keep customers and vendors dry and cozy to extend the market season. Interior build-outs include offices and bathrooms. Steel siding helps the building blend in with existing onsite structures.

Customer Success

“The building provides a unique environment for attending a concert, and the sound quality inside is amazing. It’s a terrific venue.”

Dan Mastronardi | Creative Concerts

Feature Details

  • Building size: 80 feet x 273 feet built on floating concrete slab
  • Steel cladding to match historic-site structures
  • Concert capacity of 2,500
  • 3-foot extended overhang with ice breakers
  • Passive ventilation in soffit and peak
  • Built perpendicular to natural 1% site slope – mimics stadium tier effect
  • Design features include:
    • Active circulation and exhaust ventilation
    • 18 foot wide high-lift overhead doors in sidewalls
    • R/U insulated overhead doors in end-walls
    • Wet sprinkler system; suspended heating units
    • LED lighting system; interior offices and bathrooms
  • Owned by Central New York Regional Market Authority; hosts farmers market during the day
  • 50 psf ground/33.5 psf roof snow; 90 mph wind
  • Versatile building use: By day, a Farmer’s Market at CNYRMA, by night an Entertainment and Concert Venue
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