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The draft Greenest City Action Plan includes a variety of actions to support the availability of local food at the local level.
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Outlets for local food production should be encouraged by offering density bonuses to developers, in exchange for providing space for local food grocers. Currently, there are bonuses offered to developers for providing neighborhood-oriented commercial, such as chile care. While the child care is commendable, that is all that is provided through each development approval. Imagine the numner of car trips that would be eliminated every day, if every resident could walk a block or two to pick up fresh produce, fresh flowers, and fresh local meats and fish!
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Urban agriculture components are now part of the public benefit negotiations for major developments, however the use of these benefits for a neighbourhood hub like this has not yet been contemplated. Options for neighbourhood based distribution of local food are being considered in the draft Greenest City Action Plan.Marc shared this idea ·