US (WI): Organic grower is planning five-story urban farm development in Milwaukee

A five-story urban farm development featuring an organic growing operation and other uses could be coming to Milwaukee's south side.

Beyond Organic Corp. is proposing the 85,000-square-foot building at 716 W. Windlake Ave., just south of West Historic Mitchell Street. That's according to a new Common Council filing.

Beyond Organic is seeking an exclusive right to negotiate a possible purchase of the city-owned parking lot. That right would run through Nov. 30 if approved by the council.

That would give the non-profit corporation "time to secure financing and further develop the organization's business plan and site concept," according to the filing. The proposed urban farm project would feature a mix of uses, including retail, dining, event space, education/classroom space, aquaponics, and vegetable cultivation, it said.


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