By The Chicago Times Business Staff
December 30, 2021
CHICAGO – Vertical Harvest, a Wyoming-based agriculture company, announced on Dec 27 it will build a hydroponic farm in Pullman.
According to Vertical Harvest, construction will begin in early 2022 on a $40 million, 63,000-square-foot farm adjacent to the Pullman Wheelworks Apartments, 901 E. 104th St. Vertical Harvest expects the farm to be completed by 2023.
Mercy Housing, which owns the property will partner with developer Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives in a long-term lease. Alderman Anthony Beale of the 9th Ward predicts the new farm will create 55 full-time jobs.