This policy promotes the establishment and expansion of neighborhood grocery stores with at least 6,000 square feet of retail space dedicated to staple grocery products in underserved communities by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible store operators and developers, including reductions in parking requirements and increases in permitted floor area ratios.
This policy is intended to encourage grocery store development in underserved neighborhoods. § 63-00(b).
The policy's purpose is to "promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare" and refers to encouraging a healthy lifestyle. § 63-00.
One of the purposes of the policy is to "encourage FRESH food stores to locate in locations that are easily accessible to nearby residents." "Easily accessible" implies walking or bicycling, but the phrase is not explicitly defined. § 63-00(c).
The policy refers to locating grocey stores in underserved areas and states that part of the purpose is to "strengthen the economic base of the City, conserve the value of land and buildings, and protect the City's tax revenues." § 63-00 (b),(d).
The stated purpose of the policy is to "promote and protect public health, safety and general welfare ..." with the following more specific purposes also listed: (a) encourage a healthy lifestyle by facilitating the development of FRESH food stores that sell a healthy selection of food products; (b) provide greater incentives for FRESH food stores to locate in neighborhoods underserved by such establishments; (c) encourage FRESH food stores to locate in locations that are easily accessible to nearby residents; and (d) strengthen the economic base of the City, conserve the value of land and buildings, and protect the City’s tax revenues." § 63-00.
The entire chapter describes the applicability and processes of application, certification, and compliance for FRESH food stores.
The Chairperson of the City Planning Commission is to receive an affidavit from the owner of the tax lot on a set schedule declaring and documenting compliance with the law. § 63-30.
This policy is located in New York City, New York Zoning Resolution, Article VI - Special Regulations Applicable to Certain Areas. History: not listed.