05 Aug '11, 3am

Restaurant + REIT = Urban Pop Up Farm on Stalled East Side Construction Site: A stalled construction site in Ki...

Restaurant + REIT = Urban Pop Up Farm on Stalled East Side Construction Site: A stalled construction site in Ki...

Conceived by the life sciences REIT Alexandria Real Estate Equities, the farm is located on a 15,000-square-foot parcel within the Alexandria Center for Life Science , a $200 million Silver LEED for Core and Shell development. The firm hopes to eventually move forward with the second phase of the project, which would involve two more towers. One of those towers would rise in place of the farm. But in the interim, Alexandria and its founder, Joel Marcus, have partnered with Riverpark restaurant chef and co-founder Sisha Ortuzar in cultivating the farm, whose eventual bounty will be transferred to other parts of the 4-acre development once construction on the stalled tower proceeds. Riverpark is currently a tenant within the Alexandria Center, and actually approached Marcus about the concept. It was an easy sell; Alexandria already operates an urban farm on a similar campus ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsNYC.com/2011/08/04/restaurant-re...

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