Monday, February 06, 2012

Rezoning Plan Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

Inhabitat reports that a new proposal by the NYC Department of City Planning would allow commercial buildings throughout the city to be topped with rooftop farms or greenhouses without increasing the building’s floor area ratio and height restrictions. According to a study by the Urban Design Lab, this amendment could bring almost 1,200 acres of rooftop farms to the city. The zoning proposal was spurred by the popularity of rooftop farms such as the expanding Brooklyn Grange pictured here.

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