Soon, we’ll be able to eat locally grown lettuce year-round sprouted at a facility that once was an industrial wasteland. Gotham Greens is constructing a $12.5 million, 110,000-square-foot high-tech greenhouse facility that will produce 10 million heads annually of lettuce and leafy greens grown with minimal environmental impact.
The greenhouse will use advanced growing methods, including hydroponics, big data-driven climate control intelligence and renewable energy, while using 90 percent less water.
The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation has committed up to $2.3 million in tax credits, payable over a ten-year period contingent on actual job creation. In addition, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) has awarded $250,000 as part of their Brownfield Remediation and Economic Development 2016 Green Economy Bond program, and the Providence Department of Economic Opportunity has committed $200,000 for job creation and training.
DiPrete Engineering provided site engineering and design.
Read the full RI Monthly article here: https://www.rimonthly.com/gotham-greens-greenhouse-will-grow-lettuce-year-round/