Kuna Market Village

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Kuna Market Village – Retail Incubator

On July 2, 2021, the City of Kuna launched a marketplace of small retail storefronts (120 sq. ft.) that will help foster growth of small Kuna businesses who farm or create local products. After holding two community feedback sessions in July 2020, there were over 30 businesses who indicated their interest in participating in the Market Village. There has been strong community support for the Kuna Market Village to move forward, and also local media interest:

Location: The Kuna Market Village is located at the Old 4th St. Gym at 571 W 4th St. in Kuna, Idaho.

Hours of Operation: The 2021 season of the Kuna Market Village runs from July 2nd - October 24th.

  • Friday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturdays: 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Sundays: 11:00am-4:00pm (optional for businesses)

Parking: Customers and tenants have access to free parking in the Old 4th St. Gym's parking lot located on the corner of N 4th St. and N Ave. D. The entrance to the Kuna Market Village is through the gate near the parking lot (see above map).

Current Small Businesses: For a list of small businesses that will be in attendance each weekend, be sure to visit the Kuna Economic Development or City of Kuna Facebook pages.

Applications

Applications Are Open for Kuna Market Village WEEKEND/NON-SEASONAL Small Businesses: Applications are open for the 2021 Kuna Market Village Season. The Market will be open during the summer to early fall. A Hours of Operation will be on Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-4pm (optional for businesses). 

  • Instructions to Apply: Please fill out an application form and submit to the City Clerk's Office either in person or to cityclerk@kunaid.gov. Applications must include all required documents listed. The City will review applications, and priority will go to businesses who make a local good or product. No multi-level marketing, mass-produced, or resell companies will be allowed. There is also priority given to veteran owned businesses. The cost for a rental unit space is $75 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No partial weekends. Additional days beyond Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, are available. Please discuss options with the City Clerk's Office.
  • Non-Seasonal Application Form: Click here to download

Applications Are Open for Kuna Market Village SEASONAL Small Businesses: Applications are open for the 2021 Kuna Market Village Season. The Market will be open during the summer to early fall. Hours of Operation will be on Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-4pm (optional for businesses).

  • Instructions to Apply: Please fill out an application form and submit to the City Clerk's Office either in person or to cityclerk@kunaid.gov. Applications must include all required documents listed. The City will review applications, and priority will go to businesses who make a local good or product. No multi-level marketing, mass-produced, or resell companies will be allowed. There is also priority given to veteran owned businesses. The cost to have a rental unit space for the season is $1,160 (if a small business applies after the season has started, the rate will be prorated to $68.23 per weekend, multiplied by the number of remaining weekends).
  • Seasonal Application Form: Click here to download
  • Seasonal Lease Agreement (for the 10x12 units - only required once applicants are accepted): Click here to download

Applications Are Open for Kuna Market Village FOOD TRUCKS: Applications are open for the 2021 Kuna Market Village Season. The Market will be open during the summer to early fall. Hours of Operation will be on Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays from 11am-8pm, and Sundays from 11am-4pm (optional for businesses).

  • Instructions to Apply: Please fill out an application form and submit to the City Clerk's Office either in person or to cityclerk@kunaid.gov. Applications must include all required documents listed. The City will review applications. There is priority given to veteran owned businesses. The cost to have a food truck space is $50 for a weekend or $25 per day.
  • Food Truck Application Form: Click here to download

Construction Combine

The City of Kuna hosted a 2-day event on May 6-7th to teach high school students construction skills. The City partnered with experienced contractors to help teach construction basics including framing, roofing, siding, and flooring. Over the two days, students worked directly with contractors to construct several 10x12 sheds that are now used in the Kuna Market Village, an incubator for small businesses in downtown Kuna. The training took place at the 4th Street Gym in Kuna, and all the construction materials were provided on-site for volunteers who participated.

This program was in partnership with Idaho State University and the Kuna School District and has been completed in other parts of the state, see video summary: https://youtu.be/BF1fYS9rPOg.

  • Day 1: Students participated in a 2-hour training on topics related to construction: Framing, Roofing, Siding, Flooring, etc.
  • Day 2: 4-6 Students were assigned to a building team with 2 construction trainers to build a shed. At the end of the event, a recruitment/networking fair was held for students looking for summer jobs/internships.

Note* Photos shown below are conceptual and an example from the Tionesta Market Village in Pennsylvania.

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