—BrightFarms has signed a 45,000-sq.-ft. lease to occupy a one-acre rooftop space at the newly renovated Bradley Business Center, a 350,000-sq.-ft. joint venture of Centrum Partners and Hansen Realty, which is slated to open later this month. With its lease, BrightFarms will have the largest rooftop farm in Chicago.
City-based BrightFarms will build a hydroponic greenhouse farm on its rooftop space. The company builds commercial-scale greenhouse farms across the U.S. and partners with local farmers to manage greenhouses. BrightFarms also works with local supermarkets to sell its produce year-round.
Located at 2500 West Bradley Place in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, the Bradley Business Center is a two-story facility that offers Class A office space. The property has a two-story, glass atrium, an audio/visual room, fitness room, outdoor basketball court, locker room facilities, café and more. The property offers bike racks and 435 parking spaces for commuters.