Establishes a "Healthy Food Overlay District" that increases fresh food access in food deserts by decreasing zoning regulations for grocery stores and on-site produce sales. Grocery stores in and within a half mile of the Healthy Food Overlay District may have reduced parking requirements and larger floor areas; density of small box discount stores within the District must be limited.
Ordinance focuses on "low income" and "low access" populations and "food deserts." Tit. 1, ch. 8, art. V § 1.
Ordinance creates a "Healthy Food Overlay District" that encourages diverse grocery store options and community gardens for increased access to fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables. Tit. 1, ch. 8, art. V § 1(A).
Allows on-site produce in an increased number of districts, decreases regulations to encourage new grocery stores to open. Tit. 1, ch. 8, art. V § 3(B)-(C).
The Healthy Food Overlay District is mapped using specific low income/ low access census tract data to focus efforts on food deserts within the city of Birmingham. Tit. 1, ch. 8, art. V § 1(A).
Tit. 1, ch. 8, art. V § 2.
This policy is a Birmingham, Alabama uncodified ordinance, No. 19-157 which amends the Zoning Ordinance of the city. Impacted article is found in Title 1 (Zoning Ordinances); Chapter 8 (Overlay Districts); Article V (Healthy Food Overlay District Regulations).