With New York already making a play to become the “green roof capital” of the world, it makes sense that the city would also be the site of what’s potentially the world’s largest rooftop farm.

The city’s Economic Development Corp. requested bids early last month to convert a 200,000-square-foot Bronx rooftop into vegetable-producing space. The site would cover roughly 10-acres – nearly twice the size of a similar project atop a former Navy warehouse in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. That hydroponic installation, announced by BrightFarms, Inc. in March, was originally deemed the “largest in the U.S.”

“We will create important new opportunities to connect producers and distributors, greatly enhancing the existing food network and generating new jobs for Bronx residents,” said Seth Pinsky, president of the agency.

Bids for the project ended Monday. The city reportedly was only interested in firms that could “cultivate the farm year-round and forge partnerships with existing Hunts Point businesses.”

Once signed, officials say they will pursue additional opportunities to leverage rooftop farms throughout the city.

via DNAInfo.com