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Plans & Projects Under Review

The City of Fresno makes every effort to encourage public participation, while simultaneously informing the public of projects that are under review. The following is a list of projects currently under review and reports prepared on behalf of the City.

Parks Master Plan
Parks Master Plan Logo

The City of Fresno, community leaders, and residents are reimagining what our parks can be through a Parks Master Plan Update. Join us to learn about the plan, participate in community engagement, and share your vision for Fresno Parks. We look forward to your input!

The Vision of the Parks Master Plan will be considered by the City Council on December 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall. The Vision is a summary of existing conditions and input from stakeholders and the public at large about three key questions: Where are we? Where do we want to go? How will we get there? Once the City Council provides input on the Vision, the planning process and public engagement will continue in 2017. Stay tuned!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday / October 22nd
Mobile Workshop at Holmes Park (Kids Festival) – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
212 S. 1st St., Fresno, CA 93702

Saturday / October 22nd
Mobile Workshop at McLane High School – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2727 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93703

Saturday / October 29th
Mobile Workshop at Fresno High School – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1839 N. Echo Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

Saturday / November 5th
Mobile Workshop at Jane Addams Elementary School – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2117 W. McKinley Ave., Fresno, CA 93728

Saturday / November 5th
Mobile Workshop at Oso de Oro Park – 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
5550 N. Forkner Ave., Fresno, CA 93711

Saturday / November 12th
Mobile Workshop at Bullard High School – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5445 N. Palm Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

Saturday / November 19th
Mobile Workshop at Edison High School (Every Neighborhood Partnership Event) – 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
540 E. California Ave., Fresno, CA 93706

Producer’s Dairy

The proposed project is located at 450 East Belmont Avenue between North Ferger and North Roosevelt Avenues. It the request of the applicant to systematically remove the existing structures to allow for additional parking area for commercial trucks.

For additional information, please contact Mike Sanchez at (559) 621-8040 or via email at mike.sanchez@fresno.gov

Appendices

Housing Element

HOUSING ELEMENT AMENDMENT WORKSHOPS

The City of Fresno is holding two workshops on the draft Housing Element Amendment to review the comments received during the recent 30-day public comment period and the responses to those comments.

Workshop Details:

February 1, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission
Fresno City Hall Council Chamber, Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

February 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m. or thereafter
Housing and Community Development Commission
Fresno City Hall, Room 2165, Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Comment Matrix
A comment matrix summarizing the comments and responses to those comments.

Housing Element Amendment January 2017 Draft-CLEAN
A clean copy of the Revised Public Review Draft.

Housing Element Amendment January 2017 Draft-REDLINE
A redline copy of the Revised Public Review Draft.

Comment Letters
Copies of the comment letters.

The public is invited to comment on the Housing Element during a 30-day comment period from December 13, 2016 to January 13, 2017. Click on links below to access a redline or clean copy. Instructions on submitting comments are noted below.

Fresno Housing Element Amendment – Public Review Draft REDLINE

Fresno Housing Element Amendment – Public Review Draft CLEAN

The City of Fresno is beginning the process of amending its adopted housing element to incorporate changes in 3 areas:

  • Mobile Home Park Conservation Program
  • Equitable Communities Program
  • Housing Need from Prior Housing Element Cycle (2008-2015)

If you have ideas on these topics, you can provide input in the following ways:

  1. Email comments to housingelement@fresno.gov 
  2. Send written comments to the Development and Resource Management Department, Long Range Planning Division, Fresno City Hall, Rm. 3065, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Neighborhood Workshop: December 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Cooper Academy Middle School
2277 W. Bellaire Way, Fresno, CA 93705

Stakeholder Workshop: December 14, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Housing and Community Development Commission
Fresno City Hall
2600 Fresno Street, Room 2165, Fresno, CA 93721

Neighborhood Workshop: December 15, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Wesley United Methodist Church
1343 E. Barstow Ave, Room 4, Fresno, CA 93710

Trilingual flyer of this information in English, Spanish (Español) and Hmong (Hmoob)

More information is available by calling Sophia Pagoulatos at (559) 621-8062.

Fresno Housing Element Revised Public Review Draft, March 2016
The City of Fresno appreciates the comments received on the January 2016 Housing Element Public Review Draft. A Revised Public Draft is now available at links below:

Fresno Housing Element Public Review Draft, March 2016 (clean copy)
Fresno Housing Element Public Review Draft, March 2016 (redline version showing changes)
Fresno Housing Element Appendices, March 2016
Fresno Housing Element Comment Matrix, March 2016

Proposed General Plan Amendments Triggered by Update of the Housing Element
Proposed Amendment to Chapter 3 of the General Plan
Proposed Amendment to Chapter 9 of the General Plan

Fresno Housing Element adoption hearings are scheduled as follows:
Public Hearing Notice – English Version
Public Hearing Notice – Spanish Version

FRESNO HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m., or thereafter
Place: Room 2165-A, Second Floor, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

FRESNO PLANNING COMMISSION
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m., or thereafter
Place: City Hall Council Chamber, Second Floor, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Planning Commission Staff Report on Housing Element A-16-001

FRESNO CITY COUNCIL
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 (rescheduled from 4/14/2016)
Time: 5:00 p.m., or thereafter
Place: City Hall Council Chamber, Second Floor, 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Comments may be emailed to housingelement@fresno.gov or by US mail to City of Fresno, 2600 Fresno Street, Development and Resource Management Department, 3rd Floor, Fresno, CA 93721, Attn: Sophia Pagoulatos, Planning Manager.

Fresno Housing Element Public Review Draft, January 2016
Fresno Housing Element Public Review Draft
Fresno Housing Element Appendices

Housing Element Update 2015-2023
The City is updating its 2008 Housing Element, which is a State-mandated planning document for housing. It is one of the 7 State-required elements (chapters) of the General Plan, and the only one that requires certification by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). In general, housing elements include a housing needs assessment, constraints to housing development, resources and land inventory, and a summary of progress toward implementing the previous housing element.For more information on housing elements, visit the HCD website, which describes requirements as well as best practices.

The steps in the process are the following:

1. Community Meetings to Receive Input – October/November 2015
Public Workshop Schedule
Workshop Agenda English | Workshop Agenda Spanish
City Map for Dot Exercise at Workshops
Fresno Workshop Presentation (English)
Fresno Workshop Presentation (Spanish)
Fresno Workshop Presentation (Hmong)

2. Evaluate New Constraints and Update Land Inventory and Resources

3. Update Housing Policies and Programs and Prepare Draft Housing Element
Workshops/study Sessions on Draft Housing Element
January 14, 2016 – City Council
January 19, 2016 – Disability Advisory Commission
January 27, 2016 – Housing and Community Development Commission
February 3, 2016 – Planning Commission
Fresno HE Workshop 2 Presentation

4. Conduct Environmental Review

5. Request HCD Review

6. Public Adoption Hearings – anticipated March 2016

Highway 41 + North Corridor Complete Streets Plan

The City of Fresno and Habitat for Humanity are working together to empower the Highway 41 and North Avenue neighborhood by facilitating a complete streets plan. A Caltrans Environmental Justice grant was awarded for the project, and planning is now underway. The plan will be the neighborhood’s vision of safe and improved streets for pedestrians, transit, bicycles and vehicles. The final recommendations for the plan are expected by fall of 2015 and will be incorporated into the Southwest Fresno Specific Plan. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Sophia Pagoulatos, Supervising Planner, at Sophia.Pagouatos@fresno.gov or at (559) 621-8062.

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and EIR

The Southwest Fresno Specific Plan process kicked off in the Spring of 2015 and is anticipated to be complete in mid 2017. The desired outcome is a community-based plan that incentivizes economic development and improves the quality of life for Southwest Fresno residents and stakeholders. See documents below for more information or contact Sophia Pagoulatos, Planning Manager, at Sophia.Pagoulatos@fresno.gov, or by telephone at (559) 621-8062.

Existing Conditions Profile

Steering Committee Meetings

Public Workshops
Workshop 1: September 15, 2015

Workshop 2: October 13, 2015

Workshop 3: February 16, 2016

Topic Groups

Northwest Fresno Walmart Project

The proposed project is located at 4080 W. Shaw Avenue, on the southwest corner of North Brawley and West San Jose Avenues. Conditional Use Permit Application No. C-13-002 requests authorization to establish a State of California Alcoholic Beverage Control Type 21 liquor license (sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for consumption off the premises where sold) for a proposed 24/7 Walmart Supercenter, which will also offer groceries, general merchandise, and an outdoor garden center.  The existing Walmart at 3680 W. Shaw Avenue will be relocated to the property at 4080 W. Shaw Avenue.

For additional information, contact McKencie Contreras at (559) 621-8066 or via email at McKencie.Contreras@fresno.gov.

To access the environmental documents, please click on the links below:

Fresno Recycled Water Master Plan

The proposed Master Plan will plan and implement a recycled water treatment and distribution system that would:

  • Protect and improve groundwater quality by reducing the use of percolation ponds
    currently used as part of the Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility’s (RWRF) effluent
    disposal processes;
  • Increase the use of recycled water through urban reuse, groundwater recharge and
    agricultural reuse to help meet the water demands in the region;
  • Expand the recycled water system to enable the City’s offset of potable water use,
    thereby enhancing the sustainability of the water supply; and
  • Facilitate the goals related to recycled water use set forth in the City’s Urban Water
    Management Plan.
Fig Garden Financial Center Phase IV

Developer, Gunner-Andros is proposing the development of a four story commercial office building, comprising a total of net useable area of 104,593 square feet, with an underground parking structure and at grade parking to provide parking for approximately 445 vehicles. The project is located on the south side of West San Jose Avenue, east of the existing Figarden Financial Center and covers approximately 4.0 acres. The underground structure will be interconnected with an existing underground parking structure that serves an adjacent four story commercial office building. The City is requiring that the project applicant prepare an Environmental Impact Report in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the proposed project.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Mike Sanchez at (559) 621-8040 or via e-mail at Mike.Sanchez@fresno.gov.

Old Fig Garden Transportation 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.

Sunset Waste Paper Operational Modifications

Conditional Use Permit Application No. C-10-028 filed by Larry Miner of Clements Environmental on behalf of John Mohoff, for property located on the southeast corner South Elm and East Vine Avenues. This application is a request for authorization to modify the operations at the existing Sunset Waste Paper Material Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station. The proposed modifications are as follows: 1) The addition of recyclables storage in bunkers, bins, roll-off containers, bales and in bulk inside the building, as well as outside the building under and just south of the south canopy, along the exterior north wall of the transfer station, along the east fence and along the east side of the MRF; 2) The addition of green waste processing inside the transfer station building; 3) The addition of mechanical sorting of construction and demolition material and municipal solid waste inside the transfer station; and 4) The addition of hand and/or mechanical sorting of glass recyclables adjacent to the existing bunkers located along the western elevation of the transfer station. Click below to access the staff report for this project.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FYI) and Environs Plan Amendment—Plan Amendment Application No. A-10-005 and Environmental Assessment No. A-10-005

The 1997 FYI Airport and Environs Plan is being amended to keep pace with updated airport projections through the year 2025. The format of the plan has been simplified and reorganized consistent with state law. New noise contours and safety zones are included in the plan amendment.

For additional information, contact Sophia Pagoulatos at (559) 621-8062 or via e-mail at Sophia.Pagoulatos@fresno.gov.

To access the amended plan or the environmental assessment (EIR), click on the links below:

Roeding Regional Park and Fresno Chaffee Zoo Facility Master Plans—including Rotary Playland and Storyland

The City of Fresno, Fresno’s Chaffee Zoo Corporation and Rotary Storyland/Playland have filed Conditional Use Permit Application No. C-08-186 and are in the process of preparing a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Program EIR will address the adoption and implementation of the Roeding Regional Park Facility Master Plan, Fresno Chaffee Zoo Facility Master Plan and Conditional Use Permit Application No. C-08-186 necessary to implement the plans. The master plans contain comprehensive, coordinated proposals designed to extensively renovate Roeding Park and Rotary Playland/Rotary Storyland, and to renovate and expand the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.

The site is located in the southwest portion of the City of Fresno. The 148-acre park is bounded by West Olive Avenue on the north; West Belmont Avenue on the south; Golden State Boulevard and the Union Pacific Railroad line on the east; and State Route 99 on the west (APN 450-020-08T). The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is in the south-central portion of Roeding Park, Rotary Playland in the southwest corner, and Rotary Storyland along the west boundary.

For additional information, please contact Mike Sanchez at (559) 621-8040 or via e-mail at Mike.Sanchez@fresno.gov.

El Paseo (Northwest Fresno)

The proposed project is located in northwest Fresno and is generally bound by W. Herndon Ave. on the north, N. Bryan and W. Bullard Avenues on the east, Carnegie Avenue to the south, and State Route 99 to the west (map of project area). Entitlements for this project will include a General Plan Amendment, Rezone, and Master Conditional Use Permit Applications, a Development Agreement, and Tentative Tract Map.

The applicant proposes to develop an approximately 238-acre project at the northwest gateway of the City. The final development would include retail, office, hospitality, and entertainment uses. The integrated, mixed-use project is planned to include:

  • A large retail marketplace
  • A lifestyle center or town center project
  • A mid-rise office park and hotel
  • A light industrial business park

For additional information, please contact Mike Sanchez at (559) 621-8040 or via e-mail at Mike.Sanchez@fresno.gov.

City of Fresno Recycled Water Master Plan and Ordinance

The City of Fresno proposes to implement a Recycled Water Master Plan with an associated Recycled Water Ordinance to increase the use of recycled water to meet local water demands. The Master Plan will be implemented in a phased manner through 2025 as feasible based on technical, funding, partnering, and other factors. The Master Plan will inform the City’s decision process in selecting recycled water projects. The expansion of the recycled water system will enable the City to offset potable water use, enhance the sustainability of the water supply, and reduce the use of percolation ponds that currently handle effluent discharge. The City intends to adopt a Recycled Water Ordinance to further support recycled water development.

For additional information, please contact Mike Sanchez at (559) 621-8040 or via e-mail at Mike.Sanchez@fresno.gov or Mr. Kevin Norgaard at (559) 621-5297 or via e-mail at Kevin.Norgaard@fresno.gov