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Birmingham City Council Approves Healthy Food Overlay District

The healthy food overlay district will cover areas of Birmingham defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as “low-access census tracts,” where “a …Read more





Birmingham City Council approves Healthy Food Fund

About 149000 Birmingham residents69 percent of the citys populationcurrently lives in a USDA-designated food desert This fund is separate from the Healthy Food Zoning Ordinance which will be presented to the city council in the coming weeks
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Birmingham funds new grocery store initiative for food deserts

Birmingham has taken another step forward in addressing the needs of 149000 residents living in food deserts The Birmingham City Council has appropriated in food deserts and establishes a healthy food overlay district that would loosen
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Bham City Council passes Healthy Foods Ordinance

BIRMINGHAM Ala WBRC – Many in Birmingham do not have easy access to healthy food Todays action by the council takes the city one step closer to eradicating So this new ordinance creates an overlay district that would limit new development
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Public Safety Committee RecapMarks Village Update

On Tuesday December 5th the Public Safety Committee of the Birmingham City full council The Police Department Zoning Division Community Development and the Mayors Office are all represented at this meeting After the Full Council approves
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New Birmingham law hopes to increase fresh food availability limit discount stores

Birmingham the citys request for expansion The ordinance approved Tuesday also loosens parking and square footage restrictions on grocery stores and allows on-site sales at community gardens Citywide zoning changes for healthy food producers
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City Council approves restrictions on dollar stores in north Tulsa

The overlay makes permanent restrictions included in the six-month moratorium on small box discount stores approved by the City Council in September and adds incentives for businesses to provide healthy food options in the area District 1 City Councilor
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