Hydroponic greenhouse gets $140K as incentive to build in Windsor

Windsor's town board on Tuesday unanimously approved a $140,000 incentive package to help attract a $17 million commercial indoor hydroponic farming operation to the Great Western Industrial Park. 

Gotham Greens, founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 2009, wants to build a 120,000-square-foot greenhouse south of Vestas to grow leafy greens and culinary herbs for the Colorado market, co-founder and Chief Financial Officer Eric Haley told the board.

Neighboring towns in Weld and Larimer counties have provided fee reductions and offered incentive packages to Gotham Greens, the company said in its letter to the Windsor Town board. While not saying exactly what had been offered by whom, the company said there was a budget gap of about $1.2 million between Windsor and those other towns. 

"We are not seeking assistance for the entire budget gap but respectfully request your consideration of the highest possible package," the letter said.

Read the complete article at www.coloradoan.com.

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