N.Y. to Unveil Supermarket Development Program

City and state officials are expected to announce a program this week that would facilitate development of supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods, sources told SN.

NEW YORK — City and state officials here are expected to announce a program this week that would facilitate development of supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods, sources told SN.

The program is expected to include special zoning changes in New York City that will allow for supermarket development in certain manufacturing zones, assist with development aspects such as parking, and offer incentives for builders to include food stores as part of their projects.

The state concurrently is expected to announce a $10 million program to create a food trust that would resemble the Fresh Food Financing Initiative in Pennsylvania, which sought to address the issue of inadequate access to healthy food there.

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