Through the use of the ArcGIS mapping system, we can look at our neighborhood in terms of detailed analysis in addition to our general observations through touring the area and interacting with residents. In walking through the Ivy City neighborhood, I have noticed that there are not a lot of healthy grocery stores available, with the exception of the MOMs Organic grocery store, located in the redeveloped area surrounding the Hecht Warehouse. After chatting with local stakeholders I reviewed mapping data on ArcGIS and found that Ivy City does have an issue with the availability of healthy food options, specifically with grocery stores.
Another aspect of resident health is access to exercise options. Within the Hecht Warehouse redevelopment area, there are several fitness options – Bikram Yoga, CrossFit, and Planet Fitness. However, there are definitely opportunities for additional fitness clubs to come to the area. As seen in the map, there are only a handful of fitness options, all of which are the in the Hecht Warehouse area.