has been named one of five Great Public Spaces by the American Planning Association
. On Oct. 3 it made the 2016 “Great Places in America” list.
During National Community Planning Month, the APA recognizes public spaces that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth and inspire others around the country.
A public space must embody eight characteristics to be considered for the award: promotes human contact and social activities; is safe, welcoming and accommodating for all users; has design and architectural features that are visually interesting; promotes community involvement; reflects the local culture or history; relates well to bordering uses; is well maintained; and has a unique or special character.
Home to 42 full-time individual merchants and more than 50 additional outdoor vendors and farmers on Saturdays and Sundays, Findlay Market is the only surviving municipal market house of the nine public markets operating in Cincinnati in the 19th
and early 20th