Goal: Increase access to and demand for healthy foods in a targeted low-income Milwaukee neighborhood.


  • 5 foreclosed structures re-used for residential or commercial end-use that support local food supply chain by July 2014
  • 10 vacant lots converted to food-based uses by 2015
  • 5 new corner stores serving fresh food and produce by 2015
  • Necessary City ordinances/zoning/permitting changes passed by July 2014 that remove obstacles to developing new real estate disposition strategies, repurposing residential properties to non-residential uses, expanding urban agricultural uses on vacant lots, and establishing micro-business ventures in the local food supply chain