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Old Fig Garden Transportation and Land Use Study

The Old Fig Garden Community Transportation and Land Use Study is a planning effort that is based on the initiative of the Fig Garden Homeowners Association (HOA), who approached both the County and the City of Fresno to engage in addressing issues of pressing importance to Fig Garden residents. The Fig Garden area has been threatened by increasing traffic and by the rapidly urbanizing arterial streets of Ashlan, Blackstone, Shaw and Shields Avenues, as well as other collectors in the Study Area.

The Fig Garden Homeowners Association’s initiative led to this first collaborative partnership, which aside from the HOA includes the County of Fresno, the City of Fresno, the Fresno Council of Governments, and Caltrans District 6 (herein referred to as “Partner Agencies”). After successfully securing a Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant from Caltrans in 2010, the Partner Agencies are now collaborating on the preparation of a Community Transportation and Land Use Study for a Study Area encompassing the County island of “Old Fig Garden” under the jurisdiction of the County of Fresno and adjacent neighborhoods located within the City’s Council Districts 1 and 7. County Supervisorial District 2 covers the entire Study Area.

The Old Fig Garden portion of the Study Area is a County island within the north-central section of the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area (FCMA). The community was initially developed in 1915 on 12,000 acres of land subdivided by J.C. Forkner as small garden farms of 10-40 acres. The island includes a diversity of building types from the architect-designed homes along Van Ness Boulevard to adobe and stucco cottages on the side streets. Old Fig is a “place to be” not only during December when 175,000 people visit Christmas Tree Lane, but all year long as it also serves the Fresno community as a place to walk and bike.

The Old Fig Garden Community Transportation and Land Use Study will define appropriate transitions from the established residential neighborhoods to adjacent city and State transportation corridors; promote traffic calming, bike and walking trails, safe routes to schools; and encourage context sensitive development that recognizes and preserves the historic fabric and urban forest of the Old Fig Garden Neighborhood.

You're Invited!
Old Fig Garden Transportation and Land Use Study, Public Workship (click to view pdf invitation)

Old Fig Garden Comment Sheet (pdf)

Old Fig Garden Historic Context Report (without appendices) February 27, 2013


BPAC Comments to the Study

Community Transportation & Land Use Study
Outreach Strategy Feb. 7, 2012 pdf file


Christmas Tree Lane Survey Results 

Workshop #1 February 23, 2012 documents in pdf format

Workshop Agenda
Workshop Presentation
Workshop Maps
Vision and Principles
Vision and Principles

Workshop #1 - Summary of Community Input
Workshop #1 Summary
February 23, 2012 Vision Staement and Guiding Principles Polling Results

Workshop #2
Old Fig Garden Historic Context presentation May 23, 2012
Old Fig Garden Ashlan Profile Display
Old Fig Garden Concept transportation framework Map
Old Fig Garden Transportation and Land Use Workshop #2 Presentation
Old Fig Garden Workshop #2 Agenda
Old Fig Garden Workshop #2 Summary

Workshop #3
Old Fig Garden Workshop #3 Final


Old Fig Garden
Community Transportation Study Final Report
Community Transportation Study Final Report Appendix