Plan Amendment/Rezone Application No. P19-05889 and related Development Permit Application No. P20-01559 were submitted by Justo Padron of SER-Jobs for Progress Inc. and pertain to approximately 4.83 acres of property located at the northwest corner of East Tulare Avenue and North Helm Avenue.
Current Land Uses, Setting, and Conditions
The southwestern portion of the Project site is currently comprised of a single-family residence of approximately 2,000 square feet and is set upon a slab-on-grade foundation with wood frame construction, stucco exterior, and asphalt shingle roof. The southeastern portion of the site consists of the remains of an olive orchard, and the northern portion of site is tilled soil with no buildings or other improvements.
The Project site is bounded by East Tulare Avenue on the south and North Helm Avenue on the east. Adjacent to the south, west, and north of the Project site are single-family residences, and adjacent to the east of the Project site is Kings Canyon Middle School.
Plan Amendment Application No. P19-05889 proposes to amend the Fresno General Plan and Roosevelt Community Plan to change the planned land use designations for the subject property from Residential – Medium Low Density (±4.83 acres) to Residential – Urban Neighborhood (±4.83 acres). The rezone application component proposes to amend the Official Zoning Map of the City of Fresno to rezone the subject property from the RS-4 (Residential Single Family, Medium Low Density) (±4.83 acres) zone district to the RM-2 (Residential Multi-Family, Urban Neighborhood) (±4.83 acres) zone district in accordance with the Plan Amendment Application.
Related Development Permit Application No. P20-01559 requests authorization to construct a multi-family housing development comprised of 112 affordable housing units for seniors with one (1) one-site manager/caretaker’s unit. The 112 units (113 including manager/caretaker’s unit) will be distributed among nine (9) two-story and ten (10) single-story residential buildings. Each unit will be comprised of one (1) bedroom and one (1) bathroom. The development will also include an office/club house with community hall/banquet room, exercise room, laundry facilities, and an outdoor swimming pool. The on-site manager/caretaker’s unit will be located within the office/club house. Additional on and off-site improvements to be provided include: security fences and gates; tenant and guest parking; landscaping; and curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. The estimated timeline for construction and completion of the project is 18 months start to finish. Operational hours will be between 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. A residential manager will be on-site 24 hours a day.