VIDEO: First large-scale green roof in Chicago

The Living wall at Omni Ecosystem's office in River North, Chicago. (Adriana Cargill/Medill)

By Adriana Cargill

Chicago’s first permitted large-scale commercial green roof farm is set to open in the West Loop this summer. The two Chicago companies behind the project will begin planting in mid to late April.  They hope this will be the start of something big.

According to City of Chicago Data from 2010, there is the equivalent of 95 football fields’ worth of green roofs in Chicago and that number grows every year.


Photo at top:  The Living wall at Omni Ecosystem’s office in River North, Chicago. (Adriana Cargill/Medill)