Long-Range Plans and the Development Code

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The Long Range Planning Division is dedicated to creating innovative plans, strategies, and initiatives that are rooted in community to build an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant Fresno. See what’s happening in your neighborhood, and join conversations with planners, developers, public agencies, and your neighbors to ensure great outcomes as our city grows.

General Plan

California State Law requires every city and county to adopt a comprehensive General Plan to guide its future development. The General Plan essentially serves as a “constitution for development”— the document that serves as the foundation for all land use decisions. Every jurisdiction’s General Plan includes seven required “Elements” that are mandated by State law; local governments may adopt additional optional Elements to address local priorities and planning goals.

The Fresno General Plan was adopted on December 18, 2014. It is forward‐looking, comprehensive, and long‐range. It supports the community’s vision to preserve the desirable qualities that make the city of Fresno an ideal place to live, work, and play. The Plan recommends strategies to address prevalent existing conditions and trends that impede achieving and maintaining greater human, community, environmental, and economic health and prosperity. The Plan envisions Fresno as a vibrant, growing city, infused with a sense of heritage and community.

The Plan describes a balanced city with an appropriate proportion of its growth and reinvestment focused in the central core, Downtown, established neighborhoods, and along Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors. A successful and vibrant Downtown is necessary to attract investment needed for infill development and rehabilitation of established neighborhoods, which are priorities for the Plan.

Balancing a vibrant Downtown will be self‐sufficient suburban Development Areas. This will result in a city with a revitalized Downtown and established neighborhoods and with livable new suburban neighborhoods supporting one another.

Entire Plan

City of Fresno General Plan

By Chapter

General Plan Table of Contents

General Plan Introduction

Economic Development

Urban Form

Mobility and Transportation

Parks, Open Space, & Schools

Public Utilities and Services

Resource Conservation & Resilience

Historic and Cultural Resources

Noise & Safety

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Healthy Communities

Housing Element




General Plan Land Use and Circulation Map

The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has General Plan Guidelines that all jurisdictions must follow. Each year, all jurisdictions are required to provide OPR and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) with a General Plan Annual Progress Report (GP APR) per Government Code Sections 65400 and 65700. The GP APR summarizes progress made on implementation of General Plan policies over a given year.

California state law also requires that the City present the GP APR to the public. The purpose of the public hearing is to afford the public an opportunity to provide public testimony and written comment on the GP APRs. Each year, the City makes available the GP APRs to the public via this web site. Below you will find downloadable GP APRs and pertinent documents.

2021 GP APR Public Hearing Notice Display Ads

2021 GP APR Fresno City Council Staff Report

2021 GP APR Fresno City Council Workshop Presentation

2021 GP APR Fresno City Council Workshop Additional talking points

2021 General Plan Annual Progress Report

2020 General Plan Annual Progress Report

Housing Element


The City of Fresno Housing Element is a comprehensive strategy for promoting the production of safe, decent, and affordable housing for all community residents. The current Housing Element, which is valid until 2023, includes 28 programs that together make up the City’s housing strategy.

Fresno Housing Element, adopted on April 13, 2017 


Fresno County and 14 cities in Fresno County including the City of Fresno are preparing a Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element for the 6th round of housing element updates. Fresno Council of Governments is helping to coordinate the effort. The Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element will cover the planning period of December 31, 2023, through December 31, 2031.

To View and Learn more visit the Housing Element website.


The primary objective of the project is to prepare a regional plan for addressing housing needs through a single certified housing element for all 15 jurisdictions. The Fresno County Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element represents an innovative approach to meeting State Housing Element law and coordinating resources to address the region’s housing needs. 

Housing Element

The housing element is one of seven required elements of the general plan. However, it has several unique requirements that set it apart from the other six elements. State law (Government Code Section 65580 (et seq.)) specifies in detail the topics that the housing element must address and sets a schedule for regular updates. State law requires each local government to update its housing element every eight years. The housing element is also the only element reviewed and certified by the State for compliance with State law. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is the State department responsible for this certification.

UPDATE November 3, 2023 – HCD Review Draft Available for Review

The City reviewed all of the comment letters and workshop comments received. This feedback helped inform revisions made to the Public Review Draft before submitting to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for State-mandated 90-day review. To help the reader easily identify revisions made, a track changed version of the HCD review draft Housing Element is available below as well as a clean version. Also, available below is a link to the updated August 2023 regional chapters.   Clink links below for Draft Documents.

Regional Housing Element Sections (August 2023):

2023-2031 Fresno County Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element

Appendix 1E – Fresno (clean)

Appendix 1E – Fresno (track changes)

July 17, 2023 – Public Draft Available for Review

The Draft Housing Element is now available for review. This public draft includes the Multi-Jurisdictional Housing Element chapters as well as Appendix 1E which is specific to the City of Fresno. Click Links Below for Draft Documents


Specific to Fresno:

A physical copy of the Draft Housing Element is available for public review at:

  • Central Branch of the Fresno County Public Library – 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721
  • City of Fresno, City Hall, Planning and Development Department Public Counter– 2600 Fresno Street, 3rd Floor, Fresno CA 93721

The public comment period runs from July 17, 2023, through August 16, 2023.

Written comments can be submitted in person, via e-mail at [email protected], or by mail to: ATTN: Michelle Zumwalt, Planning and Development Department, City of Fresno, 2600 Fresno Street, Room 3065, Fresno, CA 93721

For more information, contact Michelle Zumwalt, Architect, (559) 313-9735 or [email protected]

WORKSHOPS July 20, 22, 28, August 3, 8, and 9

The City of Fresno is partnering with community organizations to host housing element workshops to go over the Public Review Draft Housing Element, especially the implementing programs, and alignment with public comment from first round of workshops. See flyer for dates and times.


City staff and consultants will brief the public and City Council on the highlights of the Public Review Draft Multijurisdictional Housing Element and answer any questions about the document or the process moving forward.

Planning Commission meeting will be held starting at 6pm on Wednesday, July 19, in the City of Fresno Council Chambers located on the second floor of Fresno City Hall at 2600 Fresno St, Fresno CA 93721.

City Council hearing will be held starting at 9am on Thursday, July 20, in the City of Fresno Council Chambers located on the second floor of Fresno City Hall at 2600 Fresno St, Fresno CA 93721. See the Council Agenda to identify when the Housing Element presentation is scheduled.


State law requires an Annual Progress Report (APR) for each calendar year. The report is intended for the public and decision-makers to track progress on Housing Element programs. To learn about the current Annual Progress Report, Public Workshops are held every spring.

2023 City of Fresno Housing Element Annual Progress Report

2023 City of Fresno General Plan Annual Progress Report

2022 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report

2022 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report Presentation

2021 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report

2021 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report Presentation

2021 (April 20) Workshop Recording

2021 (April 27) Workshop Recording

2021 Highlights Brochure, English

2021 Highlights Brochure, Spanish

2021 Highlights Brochure, Hmong

2021 Highlights Brochure, Punjabi

2020 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report

2020 Annual Progress Report Presentation

2020 Highlights Brochure, English

2020 Highlights Brochure, Spanish

2020 Highlights Brochure, Hmong

2020 Highlights Brochure, Punjabi

2019 City of Fresno Final Annual Progress Report 

2019 Highlights Brochure, English

2019 Highlights Brochure, Spanish

2019 Highlights Brochure, Hmong

2018 City of Fresno Final Annual Progress Report

2018 Highlights Brochure, English

2018 Highlights Brochure, Spanish

2018 Highlights Brochure, Hmong

2017 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report 

2017 City of Fresno Annual Progress Report Presentation 

2017 Highlights Brochure – English 

2017 Highlights Brochure – Spanish 

2017 Highlights Brochure – Hmong 


The Anti Displacement Task Force was established by City Council resolution 2018-277 on November 29, 2018, to explore ways to provide opportunities for low-income residents and merchants to remain in their neighborhoods if displacement is observed due to substantial and sustained increases in rent. The Anti Displacement Task Force may analyze data and recommend resolutions related to all causes and areas of displacement beyond those called for in the Housing Element, so long as the requirements of Housing Element Program 12A are satisfied.

Draft 2019 Downtown Displacement Report – English

Draft 2019 Downtown Displacement Report – Spanish

12/16/2021 Meeting Summary

12/16/2021 Agenda

10/28/2021 Agenda

10/28/2021 Meeting Summary  

10/28/2021 Presentation

10/12/2021 Agenda

10/12/2021 Meeting Summary

10/12/2021 Presentation

6/14/2021 Workshop Agenda

2/23/2021 Agenda

2/23/2021 Meeting Summary

9/21/2020 Agenda

9/21/2020 Meeting Summary

6/1/2020 Agenda

6/1/2020 Meeting Summary

10/7/2019 Agenda

6/3/2019 Agenda

6/3/2019 Meeting Summary

ADTF Resolution and Program Area Map

ADTF meeting Agenda 4-29-2019

Presentations from 4-29-2019 meeting

4-29-2019 Meeting Video

Citywide Development Code

The Citywide Development Code (also referred to as the Zoning Code) establishes zone districts, permitted uses, use regulations, development standards, and development procedures.

The Development Code

Interactive City Map

See also:


The City of Fresno adopted an updated Development Code on December 3, 2015.

Why Was the Development Code Updated?

Like most cities, Fresno has a Development Code, also known as the Zoning Ordinance. The Code is the DNA of the city. It provides rules for development which ensure that Fresno’s growth will take place in an attractive, orderly manner. What parts of the city should have housing, and where are retail businesses allowed? Where can they be mixed together? The Development Code establishes these rules.
In December of 2014, the City Council adopted a new General Plan, which is the grand vision for Fresno’s next twenty years. Normally, the Development Code is an essential tool for implementing this vision, but the former Code had not been updated since the early 1960s and didn’t reflect the fact that tastes and needs have changed over the past five decades. Although there had been several piecemeal efforts to make modifications to the 1962 Code, such amendments resulted in a fragmented code that was difficult to comprehend. A fresh start was needed in order to implement the new vision.

The new code reflects contemporary planning and business practices and sets clear, but fair, criteria for new development. Proposals that conform to the new vision will have a streamlined approval process, which will boost economic development. In addition, infill has never been as feasible in Fresno as it will be under the new Development Code, ensuring that we have balanced growth in the coming years.

For more information on why the Code was updated and how the new Code works, see the User’s Guide to the New Development Code .

The Adoption Process and Associated Materials

Preliminary work on the new Code began in 2010. City staff, consultants, and local stakeholders worked for several years to construct a draft that would achieve the vision of the General Plan, meet local market conditions, would be far easier to use than the old Code. On March 31, 2015 the Public Review Draft  of the new Development Code was released. The public comment period was open until June 1. During this period, the City received more than 40 comment letters with over 400 individual suggestions. Staff assessed all of them and incorporated many into the Planning Commission and City Council Review Draft, which was released on September 11, 2015 (Clean Version | Redline Version ).

Click on the following links for additional materials which were released with the September 11 draft to help explain a) how the new Development Code will work and b) what had changed since the March 31 Public Review Draft.

Valley Code Comparison 

Response to Comments 

Summary of Major Changes 

The Planning Commission held a hearing on September 30, 2015 and recommended approval of the draft with changes .

The City Council held workshops on the Code on November 3 and 12. A hearing to receive public comment was held on the evening of November 12. The Code was considered by the Council and approved for introduction on November 19. The second reading and adoption of the Code was December 3rd.

During the November 19 hearing, the Council tabled sections 15-1004-E, 15-1005, 15-1104-F, and 15-1105 with instruction to revise and reintroduce them within 30 days. The sections were brought back before the Council on December 17 where they were continued to a future hearing.

On December 3, changes were made by the Council to sections 15-1102 (small scale entertainment in the Neighborhood Mixed-Use district), 15-2741, Mobile Vendors, and 15-2750, Recycling Facilities. These changes were adopted on their second reading on December 17, 2015.

Update to Exhibit D: Revisions – November 18, 2015 

City Council Review Draft Redline – November 9, 2015 

Downtown Plans and Code

Downtown Fresno transforming
For several years local and national experts have been working with elected officials and residents to craft and implement plans for the renaissance of Downtown Fresno and the surrounding neighborhoods. Fresno’s historic development patterns and current market conditions, as well as best practices from across the nation, were explored in depth in order to find the best way forward. The result is four comprehensive documents that will guide us to a revival of the heart of our city. The Downtown Plans and Code were adopted in October of 2016.

The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan presents an exciting vision for the heart of the city and a comprehensive program of projects, which will make that vision a reality.

The Fulton Corridor Specific Plan 

The Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan assesses the conditions in several neighborhoods near Downtown and explores ways that they can be revitalized.

The Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan 

The Downtown Development Code implements the vision of the two above plans by creating new regulations for private development. In the Downtown core, a form-based code is utilized which focuses on creating dense and attractive urban buildings that shape pleasing public spaces. In the neighborhoods, major streets are envisioned to transform into walkable mixed-use, multi-modal corridors, while residential areas will be preserved and enhanced with complimentary infill projects guided by the code. The Downtown Development Code is now a part of the Fresno Municipal Code, available here:

The Downtown Development Code 

View a zoning comparison map: compares Downtown’s new zoning with the former regulations

The Environment Impact Report assesses the plans and code subject to the California Environment Quality Act.
The Environment Impact Report (34 MB) 


1 – Title Page 

2 – Environment Impact Report Table of Contents 

A – Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan 

B – Fulton Corridor Specific Plan 

C – Downtown Development Code 

D – NOP and Scoping Comments 

E – Air Quality 

F – Biological Resources Inventory Results 

G – Greenhouse Gas 

H – Hazards 

I – Noise Modeling 

J – Traffic Data 

K – Utility Technical Report 


Additional Information
For additional information, send an email to [email protected] or call (559) 621-8003.

Neighborhood Plans

There are two Neighborhood Plans in Fresno. One is El Dorado Park near Fresno State, and the other is Pinedale near River Park

Pinedale Neighborhood Plan 

The Pinedale Neighborhood Plan is a component of the Bullard Community Plan.

El Dorado Park Neighborhood Plan 

The El Dorado Park Neighborhood Plan is a component of the Hoover Community Plan.

Specific Plans

Specific Plans focus on neighborhoods that contain certain characteristics that are deemed desirable or reflect a certain planning trend. In Fresno, these specific areas include:

Butler-Willow Specific 

Fulton Corridor Specific Plan 

North Avenue Industrial Triangle

Highway City Neighborhood 

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan 

Sun Garden Acres Specific Plan 

Tower District Specific Plan 

Tower District Design Guidelines 

Yosemite Specific Plan


Specific Plan Boundary Map 

Program Environmental Impact Report for the City of Fresno General Plan Amendment No. P19-04226

The City of Fresno is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report for the continued implementation of the approved Fresno General Plan, text changes to the Mobility and Transportation Element related to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) analysis, and an update to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. This update, consistent with Section 15168 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, is intended to streamline the implementation of the General Plan’s programs and projects by supporting them with updated environmental analysis, regulatory framework, and mitigation measures, pursuant to CEQA. Two major goals of updating the EIR include:

  • Complying with new legislation as it relates to various resource topic area as defined by CEQA; and
  • Updating the technical analyses to reflect the current baseline conditions of 2019.

Final Program Environmental Impact Report – July 2021
Note to reader: the FPEIR consists of the Recirculated Draft Program EIR from March 2021, the Draft PEIR from March 2020, and the Response to Comments documents from July 2020 and 2021respectively.

Response to Comments – July 2021


Appendix L – Comment Letters

Appendix M – Settlement Agreement

Appendix N – Settlement Agreement Summary

Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program

Recirculate Draft Program Environmental Impact Report – March 2021

Bilingual Notice of Availability

Recirculated Draft Program Environmental Impact Report


Appendix C – Air Quality

Appendix G – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Update

Appendix J – Transportation

Upcoming Public Hearing Dates:
Planning Commission: August 4, 2021 at 6:00 PM
City Council: August 19 at 10:00 AM

Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FPEIR)
Note to reader: the FPEIR consists of the Draft Program EIR and the Response to Comments documents

View the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report

View the Response to Comments


A: Notice of Preparation

B: Public Scoping Comments

C: Air Quality – Caleemod Output Files

D: Biological Resources

E: Native American Consultation

F: Geology and Soils

G: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Update

H: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Summary

I: Noise

J: Traffic Impact Analysis

View the Updated Notice of Availability with 15-day Time Extension for Public Comment

View the Notice of Availability

About the Project Area
The General Plan Planning Area encompasses approximately 106,000 acres and includes all areas within the City’s current City limits and the current Sphere of Influence.

View Fresno Planning Boundary Map

Notice of Preparation (NOP)
Pursuant to provisions of CEQA, the City has prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the proposed project. Once a decision is made to prepare an EIR, the lead agency must prepare a NOP to inform all responsible and trustee agencies that an EIR will be prepared (CEQA Guidelines Section 15082). The purpose of this NOP is to provide agencies, interested parties, and organizations with sufficient information describing the proposed project and the potential environmental effects to enable meaningful input related to the scope and content of information to be included in the EIR.

View Notice of Preparation

Public Review Period for the NOP
The NOP is being circulated for public review and comment for a period of 30 days beginning May 16, 2019. Comments in response to the NOP will be accepted through 5 p.m., June 17, 2019. Please send your written comments to Ms. Pagoulatos and include your name, address, and phone number and/or email address so that we may contact you for clarification, if necessary.

Sophia Pagoulatos, Planning Manager
Development and Resource Management
2600 Fresno Street, Room 3065
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-8062
[email protected]

Scoping Meeting
The City held a public scoping meeting to inform interested parties about the General Plan PEIR and to provide agencies and the public with an opportunity to provide comments on the scope and content of the PEIR. The meeting time and location was as follows:

Fresno City Hall
Room 2165 (Meeting Room A), Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Date: May 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

View Scoping Meeting Presentation

Work Program Outline
Task 1 – Project Initiation
1.1 Technical Advisory Committee Formation
1.2 Kick-Off Meeting
1.3 Data Collection/Document Review
1.4 Notice of Preparation
Task 2 – Project Description
Task 3 – Administrative Draft EIR
3.1 Aesthetics
3.2 Agriculture and Forestry Resources
3.3 Air Quality
3.4 Biological Resources
3.5 Cultural Resources
3.6 Geology and Soils
3.7 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3.8 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
3.9 Hydrology and Water Quality
3.10 Land Use and Planning
3.11 Mineral Resources
3.12 Noise
3.13 Population and Housing
3.14 Public Services and Recreation
3.15 Transportation and Traffic
3.16 Tribal Cultural Resources
3.17 Utilities and Service Systems
3.18 Energy Conservation
3.19 Alternatives Analysis
3.20 CEQA-Required Assessment Conclusions
3.21 Other Chapters
Task 4 – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan Update
4.1 Provide an Evidence-Based 2020 Reduction Target
4.2 SB 32 Alignment of the GHG Reduction Plan
4.3 Monitoring Tools Update
4.4 Draft GHG Reduction Plan Update
Task 5 – Screencheck Draft EIR
Task 6 – Public Review Draft EIR
Task 7 – Administrative Final EIR/Response to Comments
7.1 Administrative Final EIR/Response to Comments
7.2 Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Task 8 – Screencheck Final EIR/Response to Comments
Task 9 – Final EIR/Response to Comments
Task 10 – CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations
Task 11 – Project Management Meeting

The City of Fresno will receive public comments on the Draft PEIR from March 6 through April 20, 2020. Written comments should be received no later than 5pm (PST) on April 20, 2020. Please send your written comments to Sophia Pagoulatos and include your name, address, and phone number and/or email address so that we may contact you for clarification, if necessary.  Comments may be made in person, by first class mail, facsimile or email to:

City of Fresno
Planning and Development Department
2600 Fresno Street, Room 3065
Fresno, CA 93721
Attention: Sophia Pagoulatos, Planning Manager
Telephone: (559) 621-8062  Fax: (559) 498-1026
Email: [email protected]

Public Disclaimer
Please be advised, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Brown Act, all forms of community feedback and public input that is provided to the City of Fresno will be made available to the general public.

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 [email protected] or at (559) 621-8062.

Project Area Map

41 North Complete Streets Plan

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.

Community Transportation Study Final Report 

Community Transportation Study Final Report Appendix 

Parks Master Plan

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The City of Fresno City Council adopted the Fresno Parks Master Plan on December 14, 2017. The adopted version of the Fresno Parks Master Plan can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the following links:

Adopted Fresno Parks Master Plan with Appendix A

Adopted Fresno Parks Master Plan Appendix B


The City of Fresno City Council approved the Fresno Parks Vision Plan on December 1, 2016. The approved version of the Fresno Parks Vision Plan can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Fresno Parks Vision Plan


Planning Commission Hearing – Advisory
December 6, 2017
City Council Hearing – Final Action
December 14, 2017

Public comment is welcome at both hearings. Please come and let your Planning Commissioners and City Councilmembers hear your thoughts about parks in our city and the final Parks Master Plan document.

Southern Blackstone Avenue Smart Mobility Plan

Southern Blackstone Avenue Smart Mobility Plan Area

The City of Fresno, in partnership with Fresno Metro Ministries and the Local Government Commission, is kicking off a project that will utilize an extensive and intensive community-based effort to develop a complete streets strategy to increase the effective range of public transit and serve the needs of all modes and users, particularly bicyclists and pedestrians. Improvements include the following:

  1. Increased safety and access for all travel modes
  2. Enhanced streetscapes with gateway and wayfinding signage
  3. Safe and convenient pedestrian crossings
  4. Safe and convenient bicycle access
  5. Convenient and accessible transit
  6. Better connection to adjacent neighborhoods
  7. Improved accessibility and appeal for existing and future businesses

About the Project Area
The project area is 2.5 miles of the southern segment of the corridor and extends from Dakota Avenue to Highway 180. The project area includes three activity centers:

  1. Shields/Manchester: extending from Dakota Avenue to Princeton Avenue
  2. Weldon/Fresno City College: extending from Princeton Avenue to Hedges Avenue
  3. Olive/Tower Gateway: extending from Hedges Avenue to Highway 180

Community Engagement Events

Open House
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Manchester Shopping Center, Room 208
1901 E. Shields Avenue
Fresno, CA 93726

Open House
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Ted C. Wills
770 N. San Pablo Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

Smart Mobility Flyer

Scope of Work

Task 1 – Conditions and Needs Assessment

  • Identify implementation and funding barriers and opportunities

Task 2 – Initial Community Engagement

  • Identify property and business owner, and other stakeholder interest and needs for implementation tools and funding

Task 3 – Charrette

  • Identify additional implementation needs and opportunities
  • Communicate relationship between design concepts and implementation strategies

Task 4 – Implementation Strategies

  • Refine strategies for implementation, local funding, and funding
  • Prepare memorandum and funding matrix for potential improvements

Task 5 – Draft and Finalize Plan

  • Draft and finalize the plan for acceptance by Caltrans and City Council

To be involved in the planning process, please contact Rodney Horton at [email protected] or (559) 621-8181.


Southern Blackstone Avenue Smart Mobility Plan Existing Conditions Report

DRAFT Southern Blackstone Avenue Smart Mobility Strategy

Better Blackstone Association Presentation

Final Draft Report

Shaw Activity Center Information

Presentation to the Community Engagement Advisory Group

Public Disclaimer

Please be advised, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Brown Act, all forms of community feedback and public input that is provided to the City of Fresno will be made available to the general public.

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and EIR

The Southwest Fresno Specific Plan process kicked off in the Spring of 2015 and was completed in October of 2017.

Latest News:
The Southwest Fresno Specific Plan was adopted by the Fresno City Council on October 26, 2017.  The plan can be accessed at the link below.


Southwest Fresno Specific Plan Final Version, Adopted October 26, 2017

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan – October 2017 Redline 

Final Program Environmental Impact Report 

Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DPEIR) 

Technical Appendices, including the Southwest Fresno Specific Plan and Revision Memo 

Questions may be directed to [email protected] or (559) 621-8180.  Para información en español, comuníquense con Sophia Pagoulatos al número de teléfono (559) 621-8062.

General Information

Southwest Fresno Specific Plan Draft Preferred Alternative


Project Schedule

Steering Committee

Community Engagement Plan Draft

Preferred Alternative Memo

Existing Conditions Profile


Market Demand

Land Use

Community Health




Environmental Impact Report

An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is being prepared for the Southwest Fresno Specific Plan. Check this section for public documents related to the EIR

Notice of Preparation – Public Comment Period: February 28 – March 30, 2017

Steering Committee Meetings

7/25/2015 Agenda 

7/25/2015 Summary

8/17/2015 Agenda

8/17/2015 Summary

11/10/15 Agenda

11/10/15 Summary

3/1/16 Agenda 

3/1/16 Summary

5/4/16 Agenda 

5/4/16 Summary

6/20/16 Agenda

 6/20/16 Handouts

7/18/16 Agenda

 7/18/16 Information Packet

9/12/16 Agenda

9/27/16 Agenda

6/26/17 Agenda

Comments on Public Draft Southwest Fresno Specific Plan

7/6/17 Agenda

Public Workshops
Workshop 1: September 15, 2015

Workshop Flyer Sept 15th

Public Workshop # 1 9/15/2015

Workshop 1 Schedule Slideshow

Workshop 1 Land Use Slideshow

Workshop 1 Info Packet Evn Health

Workshop 1 Info Packet Housing

Workshop 1 Info Packet Industrial Compatibility

Workshop 1 Info Packet Jobs Economic Dev

Workshop 1 Info Packet Retail

Workshop 1 Info Packet Transportation

Workshop 1 Info Packet Parks

Workshop 1 Summary

Workshop 2: October 13, 2015

Workshop 2: October 13, 2015

Workshop 3: February 16, 2016

Workshop 3 Flyer

Workshop 3 Agenda

Workshop 3 Alternatives Memo

Workshop 3 Summary

Workshop 3 Slideshow

Workshop 4: February 23, 2017

Workshop 4 Flyer

Workshop 4 Agenda

Workshop 4 Slideshow

Topic Groups

Topic Group Meeting Calendar

Topic Group Member List 9/15/2015

Topic Group & Community Office Revised Schedule 9/29/15