In 2012, a federal government study identified Hartford as the 8th worst city in the US (populations 100,000 – 250,000) for providing access to healthy and affordable foods for its low income residents. The City currently has only one full-service supermarket for a population of 125,000. Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF) has conducted market studies indicating an opportunity for a new full-service supermarket in the downtown area. HCLF has identified vacant, city-owned land for such a project, and subsequently identified an experienced market operator committed to the project. HCLF seeks to develop a ‘Healthy Hartford Hub’, to be anchored by the supermarket, but to also include an adjacent farmers market, health clinic, and culinary teaching kitchen. The ‘Healthy Hartford Hub’ would help meet needs of city residents, but also position the project more competitively for New Markets Tax Credits which have been determined to be critical for the project financing.