US: West Chicago - FOR SALE or RENT: Turn Key Vertical Hydroponic Indoor Urban Farm

US: West Chicago - FOR SALE or RENT: Turn Key Vertical Hydroponic Indoor Urban Farm

This is an Indoor Urban Vertical Hydroponic Farm that was built and engineered in 2015

The farm and its brand has been successful for over 4 years, the owner is moving on and has taken a managerial position with a large Indoor Vertical Farming company.

This is an extremely functional hydroponic vertical farm. 1800 Sq ft with 18 foot ceilings.

This facility is able to produce 8 acres worth of food in just 4% of 1 acre (That’s 200x).

The present owner has grown 70+ varieties of microgreens, countless greens, herbs, and edible flowers, and small vining fruits.

The facility was built in collaboration with the DuPage County Public Health Department, and has been certified by the USDA and Third Party Certifiers like Primus, etc.

Everything in the space is food grade, and the facilities walls were built with the finest grade vapor/ particulate barriers inside the walls.

The lights are 60% fluorescent and 40% LED.

You will have access to all lights, but I would encourage you to invest in more LEDS.

This is a turn key facility ready to operate efficiently and at full capacity.

Greens / Herbs / Edible Flowers
33 shelves - 8’x3.5’
6 8’ NFT channels per shelf - 10 plant sites per channel
198 Total NFT Rails with 1,980 plant sites
1980 sites divided by 4 week grow > 495 grow sites/week X $2.5 = $1237/week
*NFT Channels are by Farmtek - size: 4”x2”x8’

Microgreens
27 shelves - 8’x 3.5’
8 Microgreen Specific NFT Channels - 2 10”x 20” trays per channel
432 Total spaces for 10”x 20” flats
432 flats X $13/4oz(very conservative) = $5616/week
*Cropking NFT channels specifically for 10 x 20 flats

Vining Fruits / Herbs
15 shelves - 8’x 3.5’
6 - 3.5’ NFT Channels per shelf - 3 sites per channel
90 - Total NFT Channels with 270 plant sites
Depending on what you grow $1000-3000/week

Also features:


Germination Chamber
Custom built to be an automated baker’s rack style setup to germinate microgreens, lettuces, and herbs in 10”x 20” flats. Capability of holding 144 10x20 trays. 4 sliding doors make it easy to open and close.

All materials are food grade safe and USDA/third party compliant.

Misters run on a very user friendly IPAD app that can be programmed down to the minute.

Separate Harvest Room
2 food grade tables and 3 food grade stainless steel shelves can hold your packaging and accompany 2-3 harvesters. There is a small walk in cooler in the room - 5’x5’x 6’ Tall.

There is also a small hand washing sink.

5 - Reservoirs
3 - 200 gal, 2 500 gallon
1 - 500 gal for microgreen system
1 - 500 gal for greens/herbs/edible flowers system
2 - 200 gal for vining fruits - grow / fruit cycles
1 - 200 gal for cleaning

The system is plumbed so that there are 5 water lines (one for each reservoir) that run parallel, and the cleaning water (generally bleach, etc) can be run through the system while the rest of the shelves are still running their proper water solutions.


For each reservoir there is a powerful pump that goes to the system, but also a seperate pump with separate water lines that go through a filter, then a water chiller, then through a dosing system, then back in the reservoir. So the water is constantly being purified and regulated for the system.

There are also Air pumps and lines for each reservoir.


*The current dosing systems are slowly but surely breaking down - I would strongly recommend purchasing new dosing systems for each reservoir you plan on operating.

3 - 48” x 48” Nurseries on one reservoir

Seeding Station with food grade shelves and stainless steel tables

3 - compartment sink

2 - 4’ x 4’ ventilation fans that sync up with 3 large evaporative cooling walls to ventilate and cool the space by 10-15 degrees F. This system is ran by an Autopilot Digital Environmental Controller.

354 Total Light fixtures capable of accepting 2 48” flourescent or LED bulbs

Plenty of Storage

Room to double the Greens/Herbs/Edible Flowers/Microgreens section

Employee Fridge and File cabinets (2 large, 1 small)

Rolling Stairs

Monthly Rent: $1250 - The space, Utilities (electric, water), Use of a scissor lift.

Sale Price: $115,000

Rental Price:

$3,200 Rent: All Equipment
$4,450 Total Monthly Rent

For Additional Information And To Arrange A Viewing:

212-475-5300  - Herb@iGrow.News

All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice.

  • No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description.

  • All measurements, yields and square footages are approximate and all information should be confirmed by the customer.

  • Disclaimer of Warranty - The 2016 Freight Farms LGM hydroponic farming container is being sold “as is” and the Seller disclaims all warranties of quality, whether express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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