This is great news for urban farmers (and their landlords). From yesterday’s New York Times article about the Bloomberg administration’s effort to encourage city agencies to buy locally grown food…
The mayor also signed a bill to exempt rooftop greenhouses from being counted toward buildings’ height and floor area measurements. The greenhouses will join structures like roof tanks, air-conditioning equipment and chimneys as apparatus that are not factored into buildings’ official totals, easing limitations on the construction of such structures.
Great news! Bloomberg has been really forward-looking on this stuff, trying to be proactive on helping small businesses (particularly food-related ones) grow. Two thumbs up from us.
Photo from Amber Sandoval-Griffin via the Vertical Farm Blog