City Seeks Members for New Downtown Planning Committee

Applications are now being accepted for a new citizen’s committee to help guide the future development of downtown Fresno. The 21-member committee will assist with the creation of the city’s Fulton Corridor Specific Plan, encompassing a variety of unique project areas including the Cultural Arts District, Central Business District, South Stadium area and Chinatown.

The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan will be the community's vision for its own future. The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan will contain a new set of development laws and focus intensely on the design of the built environment, integrating land use planning with the potential economic impacts of the community’s choices.

Applicants should have an interest in planning and development policies and be familiar with various downtown issues such as historic preservation and building standards, as well as business and social conditions. Property owners, business owners, and residents within the downtown area are encouraged to apply.

The committee is expected to begin its work in July and will continue through the completion and approval of the plan in 2010. Online applications are available through the City of Fresno website at For additional information, contact Wilma Quan in the Downtown and Community Revitalization Department at 559-621-8371 or