City Seeks Applicants for Downtown Neighborhoods Committee

Applications are being accepted for a new citizen’s committee to provide input on neighborhood planning issues in the downtown area. The committee will assist with the creation of a Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan, encompassing the Lowell and Jefferson neighborhoods, among others, in southeast and southwest Fresno. These neighborhoods represent the “first ring” of residential property around downtown Fresno.

Applicants should have an interest in planning and development policies and their effect on various urban neighborhood issues, such as health, crime levels, mobility, education, investment, and overall quality of life. Property owners, business owners, and residents within the downtown neighborhood area are encouraged to apply.

The community plan will establish an overall vision and identity strategy to maximize the area’s potential and enhance future development by focusing on the historic character of these neighborhoods. The City’s goal is to help restore the historic neighborhoods that surround downtown Fresno into healthy, mixed-income communities that are desirable for their quality of life and their proximity to a revitalized city center.

The committee is scheduled to begin its work in December. 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