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City Council clears path for vertical farm in Wilmington

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Wilmington City Council on July 11 unanimously passed an amendment to the City Code that will allow Second Chances farm, LLC to open a vertical farm in Northeast Wilmington.

The indoor farm will employ former state and federal inmates from Delaware and produce healthy vegetables for purchase within the community.

Mayor Mike Purzycki’s Office has scheduled a signing ceremony for the ordinance on Wednesday, July 17th at 10 a.m. in his office.

The amended code permits indoor commercial operations as a matter of right within M-1, C-5, W-1, W-2 and W-3 zoning districts.

In June, Second Chances entered into a Letter of Intent to purchase a 50,000-square-foot warehouse at 3030 Bowers Street. Founder Ajit George is aiming to open the facility this fall.

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