Gotham Greens Begins Building Rooftop Greenhouse
After nearly two years of setbacks and regulatory hurdles, the startup Gotham Greens finally began building its first commercial-scale hydroponic greenhouse, a 15,000-square-foot rooftop facility in Brooklyn that is expected to produce more than 80 tons of vegetables and herbs annually. The greenhouse is scheduled to open in May, according to the company’s web site.
Gotham Greens had originally planned to open a facility on the roof of a building in Jamaica, Queens, but plans for the 12,000-square-foot greenhouse fell through. The planned facility would have produced an estimated 30 tons of vegetables and herbs annually.
The company’s greenhouse greens will be available at select retailers, markets and restaurants across New York City in June 2011.