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Sunday, August 10, 2014

One week remains to comment on Fresno general plan update

All the information you need is on this page, but a quick summary here.

  • Last general plan update was November 2012
  • This proposed one is controversial because developers dislike how it mentions focusing on infill vs sprawl 
  • The draft General Plan is available for a 45-day public review period commencing on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and ending on Monday, August 18, 2014
The middle point is why public comment may actually be important. Don't let the developers sabotage the plan, let the city know you support infill development. 

Mind you, the developers have already managed to water it down:

"The Council's modified (plan) shifted more development to single-family housing and with more focus on growth west and southwest of State Route 99, but maintained a strong commitment to Downtown and major corridor revitalization, Complete Neighborhoods, and more compact development."

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/28/4044808/editorial-fresnos-2035-general.html#storylink=cpy

The Bee strongly endorses a plan that moves away from sprawl

If you care about Fresno's future and having a development guide that attempts to rebuild older, deteriorating neighborhoods and finally apply the brakes to urban sprawl, you should support this plan.
Fresno Bee


Also, if you like maps and data, the plan is fun to look at.

This is the direct download link (large PDF) 

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/07/28/4044808/editorial-fresnos-2035-general.html#storylink=cpy

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