Existing uses in the Specific Plan Area include a mix of suburban housing developments, public facilities, strip shopping centers, industrial uses, and vacant land. The Specific Plan includes the following key land use designations for the
Specific Plan Area: Residential – Medium Density (approximately 22 percent of the total acreage); Public Facilities (approximately 20 percent of the total acreage); Residential – Medium Low Density (approximately 10 percent of the total acreage); and Vacant (approximately 9 percent of the total acreage).
The proposed Specific Plan would address community needs and guide future public and private development to create a more vibrant, attractive, equitable, and healthy community in a way that builds upon the social and cultural strengths of the existing Community Plan Area. The Specific Plan is a continuation of the recent Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan, adopted in 2016, picking up where the Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan left off along the northwestern boundary. The proposed land use designations of the Specific Plan are consistent with the General Plan; however, the Specific Plan proposes changing the land use designation for some of the Specific Plan Area’s parcels, which will require the General Plan Land Use map to be amended. The proposed Specific Plan includes land use changes that would reclassify some parcels to match uses currently on the ground that are likely to remain for the foreseeable future (Exhibit 5). These changes would also change concentrations of vacant lands or facilities along the Kings Canyon Corridor, reduce oversized parking lots near the Maple Avenue and Butler Avenue intersection and develop underutilized land near the Cedar Avenue and Butler Avenue intersection. The Specific Plan would also create higher intensity mixed-use infill opportunities along priority corridors and at key opportunity sites, strengthen neighborhoods that provide a range of office types, and include office, clean tech, and other non-nuisance employment generating uses that provide a buffer between industrial neighborhoods. Overall, development consistent with the proposed project would reduce the total amount of the development in the Specific Plan Area compared to what was contemplated by the General Plan.
Belmont Avenue to the north, East Avenue to the west, Church Avenue to the south, and Peach Ave
State Route 180
San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Fresno Yosemite, Fresno Chandler
Eight schools within FUSD; Fresno Pacific University
Other Location Info
The Specific Plan Area is located on the Clovis, Fresno South, and Malaga, California USGS 7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle Map Range 20 East, Township
13 South, Section 36; Range 21 East, Township 13 South, Section 31; Range 20 East, Township 14 South, Sections 1, 2, 11, 13, 14, 23, 24; and Range 21 East, Township 14 South, Sections 5,6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 23, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Residential (Low, Medium Low, Medium, Medium High, Urban Neighborhood Density)(Units 18849, Acres 955), Office (Employment - Office )(Sq. Ft. 1, Acres 89, Employees 1), Commercial (Community and General Commercial )(Sq. Ft. 1, Acres 16, Employees 1), Recreational (53 acres of Open Space and 51 acres of Parks), Other (204 acres of Mixed Use - Neighborhood & Corridor Center)
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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