Community leaders in West Bloomfield, Mich., broke ground on the PLANTERRA Conservatory, a 23,000-square-foot conservatory-style facility that will house exotic plants and tropical ornamental foliage, orchids and decorative pottery in the region. The facility is expected to be completed by next fall.
Locals are excited about the project because it is expected to fuel the economy and bring more permanent jobs to the area over the long term. About 70 people are currently employed at the conservatory.
“This project is the best of all ideas for rejuvenating West Bloomfield,” says L. Brooks Patterson, a county executive.
The PLANTERRA Conservatory’s inventory will feed Planterra Corporation’s interior landscaping business, but everything in the conservatory’s collection will be open for public viewing in a botanical garden-like experience.
The project is also special because of its structure. The conservatory will comprise three adjoining glass greenhouse structures with European hipped rooflines.
For more information on the project, visit www.planterra.com.