Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In the news

Today's edition of the paper had an article about the development of this 40 acre lot, in northeast Fresno.


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=93611&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.231745,71.982422&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Clovis,+California+93611&ll=36.857802,-119.782948&spn=0.008945,0.025749&t=k&z=16

It is an interesting area. To the northwest lies Woodward park, the largest park in Fresno. To the north and east, like single-family detached homes. To the west, lies a series of "office in the parking lots" all built within the last 10 years, and none full.

Apparently this project will continue the offices (probably keeping huge amounts of surface parking), add some shops, and even a grand total of 24 apartments.

More interesting is the transportation. The eastern and southern boundary both have class 1 bike trails, and it would be nice to see more bike infrastructure added. Nearby is also a very bike and pedestrian unfriendly highway interchange.

This square is also supposed to be the terminus of Fresno's first BRT route. Has the city set aside land for buses to lay over?

Probably not.

Very little information is available online about this project. But it's been approved, and scheduled to begin construction next year.

http://www.fresnobee.com/2011/04/05/2338849/development-of-fresno-40-land.html#storylink=misearch

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