The city is looking at a number of strategies to address the lack of food access in certain areas in our community. We have identified various commercial districts on the Northside, and are working to identify the amenities needed to make the surrounding neighborhoods desirable places to live, work, and play. That strategy includes adding the amenities needed to give neighbors access to all of the services they need within a reasonable walking distance.
As residential units add critical mass to the downtown, we are confident that we can recruit businesses, like grocery stores, to the nearby Northside neighborhoods to meet neighbors’ needs. (Also, do not forget about Horrocks.)