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Policy Summary

Establishes specific use restrictions for “neighborhood corner store;” includes language encouraging such stores to sell fresh produce and prohibits them from selling alcoholic beverages.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name National City
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

"Corner stores are strongly encouraged to provide fresh produce." (18.30.260(C)). "Neighborhood corner stores are not permitted to sell beer, wine, or other alcohol." (Sec. 18.30.260(H)(4)).

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

For zoning chapter in general: "Promote . . . general prosperity of the city." Sec. 18.10.010 (A) (1).

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"The neighborhood corner store is established largely to serve adjacent residential neighborhoods. The corner store allows for a small convenience store." § 18.30.260(A).

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 18.30.260©.

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

Performance standards are set forth in § 18.30.260 (H).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Title 18 (Zoning), Division 3 (Specific Uses), Chapter 18.30 (Specific Use Regulations), Section 18.30.260 (Neighborhood Corner Stores). History: Ord. No. 2012-2372, Exh. B-1, 2-7-2012.