Fulton Corridor Specific Plan and Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan

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Downtown Revitalization
Lupe Perez - Manager
2600 Fresno Street
Room 2156
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-8371
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Two brand-new land use laws, the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan and Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan, are being created now to propel investment and protect what’s best in urban Fresno. You can get involved!
Next public meetings
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Council Chambers, City Hall

0 to 8:00 p.m.

The City of Fresno Planning Commission will hold a workshop on how to read and use the new form-based code, which is now available for public review and comment.  The workshop is expected to take place toward the end of the Planning Commission's agenda that evening.

On Thursday, July 21, the City Council will hold a similar workshop.  Check the Council agenda for the scheduled time of the workshop item that week.

Plan information and a complete meeting schedule are at www.fresnodowntownplans.com.

The meeting location is physically accessible. Materials in large print, other alternative formats, qualified sign language interpreters, and other accommodations will be made available upon request. Please call (559) 621-PLAN or email DowntownPlans@fresno.gov, preferably five days in advance of the meeting, to ensure availability. Spanish translation will be provided at all meetings.

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About the Downtown Plans

Link to our fact sheet

Current City law for development is often confusing, contradictory, and works against good projects that would contribute to property values downtown and in Fresno’s older neighborhoods. The new Fulton Corridor Specific Plan and Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan will remove these obstacles and replace them with new City development law that is easy to use and understand, and provides protection for investments in our downtown area.

Specific and Community Plans are common instruments 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 and other revenue sources.

The drafting of the Downtown Plans is expected to be complete in fall 2011, with final adoption into law by the City Council in 2012. Community members participating in the planning process will have the opportunity to decide what development patterns are appropriate, what uses should be encouraged, and where. The Plans will guide investments in infrastructure and determine the future of the Fulton Mall.  Once adopted, the Plans will carry the full force of law and will be the single controlling land use documents for the Downtown areas they serve.

For up-to-date news and information about the new Downtown Plans, visit www.fresnodowntownplans.com. You can also email DowntownPlans@fresno.gov or call (559) 621-PLAN.

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