Multi-million dollar vertical farm project breaks ground in Newark, N.J.

The vertical farm by commercial grower AeroFarms will be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.

July 10, 2015 |
Multi-million dollar vertical farm project breaks ground in Newark

The building site is located on a three-acre site in the center of Newark’s Ironbound District. Rendering courtesy KSS Architects

Growers everywhere are starting to realize the benefits and efficiency of vertical farming, such as what these independent growers are planning in Jackson, Wyo.

But none are quite as extravagant as what commercial grower AeroFarms has in store—the company is converting a former steel factory in Newark, N.J., into a 69,000-sf indoor vertical farm, reportedly on the road to be the world’s largest of its kind, Archinect reports. Groundbreaking happened today.

With the help of property management firm RBH Group and other affiliates, the team plans to have the first phases of the project open later this year.

The building is located on a three-acre site in the center of Newark’s Ironbound District. According to Archinect, the project will cost $30 million.

It’s not just for growing—the building will also be AeroFarms’ global corporate headquarters.

Read more at Archinect.

 

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