The new mixed-use village at India Basin has been founded around guiding principles that include "Complete the Neighborhood" and "Shape Public Space for Public Life". Critical to both of these elements is providing space for commerce. The Design Guidelines for the project encourage abundant street-level commercial activity throughout the site, particularly along New Hudson street and at the Aurelious Walker entrance, which will also be a major transit stop.
The plans also call for a "Public Market" space at the heart of the village where the buildings open on to the Big Green. The goal is that the Public Market will serve as a major destination and gathering place. We envision flexible pavilions designed to be modular and evolve over time. They will provide seating, shade, community spaces, and stalls for local vendors and artisans. With this type of flexible, evolving space we hope to not only accomodate, but also incubate, local businesses.