Florida A&M targets viticulture program

Florida A&M University's efforts to create a viticulture program have taken one step forward and, perhaps, one small step back.

The Leon County Development Review Committee this week approved the university's plan to build a 7,400-square-foot office and 7,200-square-foot greenhouse on nearly 45 acres of land as part of its long-range aim of a viticulture program that will encompass education and the cultivation of grapes for wine making.

However, to build near Interstate 10 the committee said A&M's College of Engineering Sciences Technology and Agriculture will have to add construction of a sidewalk. A consulting engineer for the college contends that is an expense and responsibility the school should not have to accept because a sidewalk project at the plot already is part of a project being undertaken by the state Department of Transportation.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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