In 2018, the City will take a closer look at the regulations that guide development in neighborhood centers. Neighborhood centers are centrally located areas in neighborhoods that are zoned to include smaller-scale commercial businesses, like a food store, cafe or bakery, or other services that cater to neighborhood residents. To date, few new small businesses have been able to open in these areas, so the City will look at what possible changes might be needed to support the desired types of businesses to locate in these areas.
The City Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department runs a program for residents to join one of two community gardens. Encouraging community members who don't have access to space to grow food, to enjoy the benefits of healthy, fresh food and being part of a community.
Changes are being considered to the zoning code to allow for more housing options in residential neighborhoods. Often, referred to as 'missing middle' housing, allowing for more townhomes, duplexes, and other types of housing in traditionally single-family areas puts more residents within closer proximity to existing food sources.