According to a recent report in The Orlando Business Journal, the scope of the upcoming 4Roots Farm Campus near downtown Orlando is becoming clear.
Citing a news release, The Business Journal states “the $28.1 million second phase of the 18-acre urban farm campus will include:
A 3/4-acre community green with a 300-square-foot stage
A 7,500-square-foot events center with 300 seats
A 5,300-square-foot restaurant
A 5,100-square-foot cafe and retail space
The 5,300-square-foot Culinary Health Institute
Four 1,500-square-foot guest houses
Solar and site lighting.”
“The first phase includes a 12,000-square-foot educational greenhouse, a 3,000-square-foot building for indoor/outdoor classrooms, a 2,500-square-foot building with a demonstration kitchen and classrooms, and a 1,200-square-foot building with bathrooms,” the report adds.
The significant project is spearheaded by John Rivers, founder of popular chain 4 Rivers Smokehouse and its parent company 4R Restaurant Group.
“The second phase of the farm campus shifts the focus from education to the community,” said Rivers in a prepared statement. “It is designed to create a place to gather where guests, from children to grandparents, will ‘wander in wonder’ learning about the beauty and importance of nature and the important role it plays in both planet and human health.”
No opening date has yet been set.