Rio Salado Project to Combat Food Desert

by Mike Hunter 

Ground has broken on the 140-acre Arizona Food Innovation Center along Rio Salado in Phoenix, at 1150 E. Elwood Street, that will include a year-round farmers market and community park. Developed by Arizona Fresh and Plaza Companies, this is the first new physical development within the John McCain Legacy Project, Rio Reimagined, converting a former brownfield site into an active community park and gathering space along with the nation’s leading innovation and education source for means to achieve food security, production and distribution.

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