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Food Innovation District
FOOD INNOVATION DISTRICT
Historically, Rainier Beach has always been a welcoming neighborhood with an emphasis on health and well-being, a place many people have come to call home.
Today, the economic pressure and risk of displacement is greater than ever on Rainier Beach residents. The lack of opportunities is highlighted by disparities across the City and there is a need for more equitable development.
WHY FOOD INNOVATION?
Back in 2012, the Rainier Beach residents came together around a renewed neighborhood plan with a vision at the center of which Food acted as a catalyst for neighborhood identity, cultural diversity and heritage, health and job creation.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The concept of the RB FID clusters manufacturing, technology, and food sectors around the light rail station to provide access to career-path living-wage jobs, strengthening the local economy through production rather than consumption.
In addition, the RB FID will leverage transit to support community stability and economic mobility, improve access to education, employment and entrepreneurship, while maximizing the use of this unique station location at the intersection of the manufacturing / industrial area that extends to South King County, and the residential neighborhood of Rainier Beach. The RB FID is intended to spark catalytic development around the Rainier Beach light rail station.
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
Local food innovation (growing, production and distribution) is projected to be a top ten growth industry over the next decade. The demand for locally grown and produced food is growing. Jobs are an anti-displacement strategy.
“To grow a thriving cultural community with equitable access to economic opportunity and affordable healthy food.”
FOOD INNOVATION CENTER
FreshLo Planning Grant
- Communities of Opportunity
- Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
- Healthy Creations
- King County Emergency Feeding Program
- Kresge Foundation
- Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD)
- Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE)
- Office of Economic Development (OED)
- Puget Sound Sage
- Rainier Beach High School
- Rainier Beach Merchants Association
- Rainier Valley Food Bank
- Restaurant Opportunities Center (Seattle ROCUnited)
- Roots of All Roads (ROAR)
- Seattle Farm Coop
- Seattle Parks & Recreation
- SouthEast Effective Development (SEED)
- Tilth Alliance
Food Innovation District Resource Library
Featured files are listed under each category. See the full download library for all files.
- RB Urban Farm Programming Input Report (376 downloads)
- RB Innovation Zone VIA Analysis (315 downloads)
- FID Presentation (491 downloads)
- FID Handout (416 downloads)
- FID 2-Pager (390 downloads)
- FID Speaking Points (315 downloads)
- FID Description (333 downloads)
- FID Brochure (299 downloads)
- FID 1-pager final (382 downloads)
- Press Release - RB Farm & Food Hub Launch (302 downloads)
- Corner Greeter Recipe Activity (284 downloads)
- Case Study Boards (312 downloads)
- 2012 Rainier Beach Design Plans (392 downloads)
- UW Foster Report (334 downloads)
- Seattle Food Action Plan (380 downloads)
- Reconnecting Roots (480 downloads)
- Rainier Beach Gateway (363 downloads)
- Development Strategy RBID J Rose Comp (313 downloads)
- NODES and NETWORKS 2011 (442 downloads)
- Evans Paper - Kitchen Incubator Analysis (399 downloads)
- EACS RaVE Needs Assessment June 2012 (301 downloads)
- Community Driven Economic Development 2010 (460 downloads)
- Small Business Tech Asst Presrv Diversity 2010 (318 downloads)
- Healthy Living Assessment Pilot RB 2011 (324 downloads)
- Mixed Use Alternative RB Economic Development Plan 2010 (404 downloads)
- Do For Self 2014 (427 downloads)
- ACT RBFID Case Statement FINAL (579 downloads)
- 2015 King County Local Food Report (532 downloads)
- 170324 RB FID Business Canvas (336 downloads)
- 170324-March 2017 RB FID Parners' Meeting Notes (376 downloads)
- 170324-March 2017 RB FID Partners' Meeting Agenda (334 downloads)
- 161201-FID Partners Meeting Notes, November/December 2016 (263 downloads)
- 161201-FID Partners Meeting Agenda, November/December 2016 (309 downloads)
- 161028-FID Partners Meeting Notes, October 2016 (288 downloads)
- 161028-FID Partners Meeting Agenda, October 2016 (310 downloads)
- 160930-FID Partners Meeting Notes, September 2016 (298 downloads)
- 160930-FID Partners Meeting Agenda, September 2016 (278 downloads)
- 160829-FID Partners Meeting Notes, August 2016 (663 downloads)
- 160829-FID Partners Meeting Agenda, August 2016 (836 downloads)
- 160729-FID Partners Meeting Notes July 2016 (669 downloads)
- 160729-FID Partners Agenda July 2016 (916 downloads)