Over the past few weeks, NYCEDC has been spending more time on the ground, speaking directly to communities to develop new neighborhood strategies. Here's some of the public input we've heard at recent community vision meetings.
FRESH was created in 2009 to provide nutritious, affordable, fresh food options in underserved communities with zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers. Since launching, a total of 20 FRESH projects have been approved with supermarkets estimated to create over 940 new jobs.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Water Street in Lower Manhattan struggled to recover from damage to office buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces. In response to these challenges, NYCEDC has laid out strategies to help put the district back on its feet, while laying the groundwork for improved, long-term resiliency and viability.