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.
Department of Planning & Urban Studies, University of New Orleans; Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University; and School of Architecture, Louisiana State University, "5523 St. Claude Avenue: Bringing Fresh Food to the Lower Ninth Ward" (2009). Planning and Urban Studies Reports and Presentations. Paper 4.