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Fall 2009


In order to address the lack of a fresh food retailer in the Lower Ninth Ward, a need that has been repeatedly expressed in a variety of community meetings and plans, we propose thedevelopment of a grocery store on the 5523 block of St. Claude Avenue. This site sits in a city-designated Housing Opportunity Zone and is strategically located on a major commercial corridor that is accessible by public transit. It is also at the center of a variety of public and non-profit foundation investments in the neighborhood.


First place winner of the 2009 Chase Community Development Competition.