Vancouver's downtown core is slowly increasing in density yet it has limited accessible options for healthy groceries to sustain families (i.e., food desert). What role can city council play to incentivize a full service but high quality grocery store to locate walkable to the downtown core?
This is a vital issue for downtown Vancouver. I personally want to walk to a New Seasons, Green Zebra or Trader Joe's near my home. I support providing a free lease for 5 years in a multi-use Block 10 building and fee waivers for that portion of the project. Most importantly, we must continue to build residential density that will be the ultimate criteria a private grocery store uses to make the decision to locate in downtown.
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