About The Wood Street Expansion Project
At Growing Home, our ability to provide a transformative environment for the community is deeply intertwined with our farm space, and the physical building and mobile trailers where positive change happens. As Growing Home embarks on a growth journey, investing in our infrastructure becomes a vital priority to effectively support our farm operations and training programs.
The Growing Home Urban Farm Enterprise Expansion Project will substantially advance sustainable urban agriculture, workforce development and social enterprise in the Greater Englewood communities. The project is a direct response to the social and environmental needs of the area, while respecting the history and cultural milieu of these historic South Side neighborhoods. The project plan calls for the development and construction of a building totaling 30,850 sq ft on previously vacant lots owned by Applicant at 1824 W. 59th Street, and the development of adjacent 62,034 sq ft of outdoor growing space and public access agriculture. The building will house an expanded USDA-certified organic produce processing facility, a storefront with fresh produce and prepared food products, a retail café, a teaching & commercial kitchen, a community computer lab, administrative offices, and workforce development classrooms. Our design team is committed to creating a cost-saving green project that will achieve LEED certification.
To get involved or learn more, please reach out to Growing Home’s Executive Director, Janelle St. John at email@example.com or 773.549.1336.
You can view the initial Design Package here.