Ruan Plaza

Thanks to a generous donation by John and Janis Ruan III in 2014, a pedestrian friendly plaza has been constructed to connect the Grand Concourse with the Jacobson Exhibition Center. Featuring a boulevard area with improved utilities and access for exhibitors and vendors, it is framed by 20-foot wide walkways.

In 2015, the first phase of the renovation and beautification project created distinct pedestrian areas to the east and south of the Varied Industries Building. In 2016, the second phase of Ruan Plaza paved the gravel parking area, added trees and a dedicated sidewalk for better pedestrian flow.