A Bronx Supreme Court judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday that tried to block Fresh Direct's proposed publicly-subsidized move to the polluted Port Morris neighborhood.

The lawsuit, which was launched by a South Bronx community group South Bronx Unite, objected to the city subsidizing a business that would send an endless stream of trucks through an already polluted, underserved community.

Local politicians support the move as vital to economic growth in the area. “I am thrilled to learn that the plaintiff’s legal efforts to thwart FreshDirect’s relocation to our borough have been stopped, and their lawsuit has been dismissed,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said about the dismissal. And Fresh Direct said, "We’re very happy that the court has recognized that the environmental review was proper and in accordance with the law. We are eager to move forward with our plans to bring thousands of jobs to the Bronx."

More than $80 million in city subsidies for the FreshDirect project have already been approved, with a remaining $50 million still waiting on possible approval.