The City of Independence opened the Uptown Market in 2018. Since that time, this facility has become a popular community asset, hosting a wide array of events including the farmer's market, art and craft shows, wedding receptions, corporate events, retirement parties, fundraisers, and a number of community events sponsored by non-profit groups such as the Independence Chamber of Commerce.
Due to the popularity of this space, the Independence Chamber of Commerce has realized an increase in the utilization of the parking lot owned by the Chamber of Commerce at 210 W. Truman Road by patrons attending events at the Uptown Market. The Chamber of Commerce recently invested in having this parking lot resurfaced.
In recognition of their mutual interests, the City and Chamber of Commerce have negotiated this proposed Use Agreement that grants the Chamber of Commerce free use of the Uptown Market no more than four times per calendar year. In exchange, patrons of the Uptown Market will continue to be afforded use of the parking lot owned by the Chamber of Commerce when attending events at the Uptown Market throughout the calendar year, with no limitation on the number of events.