What is the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan / Why do we need it?
A downtown lives or dies on its ability to attract investment. In Fresno, complex and confusing regulations, high costs, and the resulting uncertainty make our downtown the hardest place in the City to develop, consequently making it very difficult to attract new downtown investment. The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan will provide streamlined and clear regulations, reduce development costs, and alleviate uncertainty, making good projects easier to build downtown.
What is the Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan / Why do we need it?
Concentrated poverty will persist in our inner City unless and until neighborhoods surrounding downtown become attractive places for people from a range of backgrounds to live. The Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan will protect our City’s well designed, walkable, historic urban neighborhoods, requiring that future development fit in and contribute to the health, livability, and value of its surroundings, while providing a level of certainty about the future that helps attract people to these neighborhoods.
Why a New Plan for the Downtown?
Specific and Community Plans are common tools of land use law in California, and in Fresno, these Plans are a critical piece of the City’s effort to revitalize our downtown and alleviate the concentrated poverty in surrounding neighborhoods. Results from other downtowns, and even Fresno’s own Tower District, suggest that such Plans can increase property values in the areas they serve. While greater values benefit property owners, they also have the potential to produce significant returns on the City’s investment over time through property tax revenue.
Who is involved?
- You, the residents, property owners, business owners, and other key stakeholders in partnership with
- the City of Fresno and
- the multi-disciplinary planning and design team led by Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists.