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Why is this important?
The City of Fresno is embarking on one of the most important planning efforts in its history, the Southeast Growth Area, and we want you to be a part of it.  The Southeast Growth Area (to view a map of the area, click here) covers over 14 square miles and will eventually house 55,000 residents.  This area was designated as the City’s major new growth community in the 2025 Fresno General Plan, acknowledged by the County of Fresno in November 2002, and added to the City’s Sphere of Influence in May 2006.

Planning Process & Preparation of the EIR

As part of the planning process, the City has retained the services of Calthorpe Associates, a highly recognized and reputable planning firm with a tremendous amount of experience preparing Master Plans.  A part of this plan will also include the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

Public Participation

In an effort to solicit public participation, the City established a plan committee to assist the City prepare the master plan.  The committee has meets occasionally to review documents, to provide insight and to discuss pertinent issues. 

The following are links to the Administrative SEGA Draft Document, meeting notices, agendas and minutes.

Administrative Draft SEGA Document

The administrative draft plan document for the Southeast Growth Area (SEGA) is being released by the City of Fresno to inform all interested persons and facilitate discussion of potential components of the long range land use development strategies for the approximately 14 square mile area. This is an administrative draft plan document and the maps, illustrations and statements may be modified in the future as the various City Departments including the City Attorney’s Office complete their review, or at the time of Planning Commission and City Council public hearings to consider the plan maps and written statements of objectives, policies and implementation measures. These administrative draft written statements were prepared to support the principal land use and circulation plan map which was formally selected by the City Council at a public hearing on July 22, 2008 after numerous public notices and mailings to property owners in the SEGA plan area, SEGA Citizen Advisory Committee meetings, several large community informational workshops, and several Planning Commission and City Council review workshops were conducted. The administrative draft plan, including several requested plan modifications filed by property owners during the filing period provided by the City Council, is now being evaluated in order to prepare an Environmental Impact Report as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Administrative Draft SEGA Document (260MB) (in its entirety, for specific chapters, please scroll down)

Cover and Contents (1MB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (29MB)
Chapter 2: Background and Context (22MB) 
Chapter 3: Urban Form (114MB)
Chapter 4: Housing and Affordability (15MB)
Chapter 5: Open Space (10MB)
Chapter 6: Schools and Public Facilities (9MB)
Chapter 7: Community Farming and Agriculture (7MB)
Chapter 8: Water Resources (1MB)
Chapter 9: Energy and GHG Emissions (1MB)
Chapter 10: Green Building (1MB)
Chapter 11: Economic Opportunity (2MB)
Chapter 12: Cultural and Historic Resources (1MB)
Appendices (45MB)
List of Changes to Administrative Draft (0.5MB)

Your interest and the investment of your time to review this administrative draft plan is appreciated, and your informal comments during this initial public evaluation phase are welcomed. It is important to note it is anticipated that this administrative draft plan will be followed by publication of a formal DRAFT Plan and DRAFT Environmental Impact Report covering the Southeast Growth Area, either independently or as part of the Fresno 2035 General Plan Update, to be distributed at a later date during a formal, publically noticed, and well advertised public comment period. You should again submit any comments for the public record at that time based upon subsequent documents released for review and comment.

Water Rentention and Storage

Please direct your comments to the Development and Resource Management Department to the attention of:

Arnoldo Rodriguez, Planning Manager

July 22, 2008 Staff Report to Planning Commission
July 8, 2008 Agenda

June 24, 2008 Agenda
June 10, 2008 Presentation by Peter Calthorpe
June 10, 2008 World Cafe Session
June 10, 2008 Meeting Agenda
June 10, 2008, Plan Alternatives Scenarios Workshop

Revised SEGA Alternatives Powerpoint

March 6, 2008 Power Point Presentation

March 6, 2008 Agenda

February 21, 2008 Agenda

January 17, 2008 Agenda

November 28, 2007 Agenda
November 8, 2007 Agenda
November 8, 2007 EIR Presentation

October 24, 2007 Agenda
October 11, 2007 Agenda
     October 11, 2007 Presentation by the Fresno Metro. Flood Control District Part I
      Part II
      Part III

Peter Calthorpe SEGA Presentation - 29 Sept 2007 (pdf)

September 27, 2007 Agenda
September 27, 2007 SEGA Work Plan Update
September 27, 2007 Community Meeting Flyer 
September 6, 2007 Agenda

August 8, 2007 Agenda 

June 28, 2007 (1st meeting held with Calthorpe Associates)
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 1-10     
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 11-20
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 21-25
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 26-28  
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 29-30
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 31-40
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 41-50
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 51-75
     Calthorpe Associates Presentation Slides 76-88
June 21, 2007

April 25, 2007 
April 25, 2007 meeting minutes

May 17, 2007
May 31, 2007

December 11, 2006 (wrap-up session of the lisenting sessions held in November and December 2006)

Listening Sessions held in late 2006 at Sunnyside High School:
November 9, 2006, November 13, 2006, and November 13, 2006 (on these dates, the same presentation was used)