Hantz Farms

Sarah Hulett / Michigan Radio

One of the country’s largest-ever urban farming projects got the green light from Detroit and state officials Friday.

Both Governor Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr signed off on a development agreement that lets Hantz Farms acquire about 140 acres of land on Detroit’s east side.

Hantz Farms is the brainchild of John Hantz, CEO of the Hantz Group, primarily a financial services company.