Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) will use HFFI financing to invest in the development of North Point Two Grocery store in Jacksonville, Florida. The neighborhood in Jacksonville this project is located is a designated food desert that lacks access to fresh, healthy food due to economic challenges, lack of transportation to grocery stores, and the absence of grocery stores in the community. The site will house 16,500 square feet of retail operations – the grocery store will be the anchor tenant. The supermarket will include a full a deli, a produce area with a specific emphasis on locally grown and organic fruits and vegetables, and prepared meals, and will also conduct community workshops and cooking demonstrations to aid residents in making healthy food choices. You can find more information here.
Source of money: HFFI CED Program