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File #: 1704-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/9/2020 In control: Neighborhoods Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Neighborhoods to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Next Generation Corporation (NextGen) for construction costs associated with the renovation of the building at 1464 Cleveland Avenue, the former Eagle Market, to establish a fresh foods market and Charitable Pharmacy location; and to authorize the Director to execute other agreements with NextGen that are deemed necessary for the renovation and use of the building; to authorize the transfer of appropriation and expenditure of $1,500,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grants Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord#1704-2020 Linden Eagle Market attachment (003).pdf
Explanation

Background:

This ordinance authorizes the transfer of appropriation and expenditure of up to $1,500,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund 2248 and Subfund 224807 to assist the renovation of 1464 Cleveland Avenue, the former Eagle Market, now owned by NextGen, in order to establish a fresh foods market and second location of the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. This new community hub will advance implementation of the One Linden Community Plan by providing critical and stable access to healthy fresh food, access to free prescription for low-income and uninsured families and space for ongoing community engagement.

The Director of the Department of Neighborhoods desires to enter into a grant agreement with Columbus Next Generation Corporation (Next Gen) and other agreements related to the use and renovation of the building. NextGen will assist with construction management on behalf of the City of Columbus Department of Neighborhoods. The Healthy Families Healthy Neighborhoods Realty Collaborative (HNHF) and Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, will administer all programming. HNHF has committed over $300,000.00 for design work as well to purchase fixtures and furniture for the fresh foods market and Charitable Pharmacy. Next Gen is contributing nearly $130,000.00 towards construction costs. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective will serve as the primary source of the food that will be distributed through the fresh foods market.

This project will help to address health disparities in the community and advance the One Linden Community Plan’s Support Resident Health Big Idea. This investment will also support additional community investment on Cleveland Avenue by revitalizing a property that had previously been designated a public nuisance due to drug sales and liquor law violations.

Fiscal Impact: The fiscal impact associated with the execution of the contract is in the amount of $1,500,000.00 to come from Fund 2248 Subfund 224807 Co...

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