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Sunday, June 15, 2014

A look at construction at First 5 Fresno's new "Lighthouse" headquarters


I don't think I've done a picture update on this project before, and it's moving quickly. You may have heard about it in the Bee because of controversy regarding an underfunded organization spending millions on a new building. I believe their current headquarters are on Shaw.

Their new building will be located downtown on Tulare and N, just south of the library. It used to be a parking lot, so this is a plus to the area. I was disappointed when they announced it would only be two and three floors, but it doesn't look bad in person, as each floor is pretty tall.

Here's the render:

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Part of the reason construction is moving so fast is because there's nothing underground. Let's take a look. Pictures taken as a full loop around the project.

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From the library side of the block

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They will have surface parking in the back, adjacent to the library lot

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Creating a new street wall

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Like all Fresno projects, no accommodations for sidewalk users

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The "lighthouse" end

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I swear it wasn't me who knocked down their fences! I was surprised how little was going on at the ground level. I don't even see where elevators go.

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And nearby, work is underway on a street. Don't know if it's just basic work or anything interesting.

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