Brandau pushing Brand administration for fast action on nixing farmland preservation regs
The 2035 general plan is returning to center stage at Fresno City Hall. We’re looking in the near future at another round in an old fight – farmland preservation vs. greenbelt growth. Council Members Steve...
Relocating SW Fresno Darling rendering plant may trigger legal showdownOctober 30, 2017
Moving the Darling plant may require a lot more than a simple OK from City Hall. If anything is evident, it is that legal pitfalls abound.
Fresno, State Center look to jump the line to score $4.5mil for West Fresno collegeOctober 8, 2017
City Hall wants more than $4 million of Measure C funds to help build a new junior college satellite campus in West Fresno. All it will take is a big rewrite of Measure C spending...
Caglia joins in blitz on SW Fresno’s “reverse triangle” with bid for industrial parkSeptember 29, 2017
The Caglias' 2 million square-foot development would neighbor Amazon's fulfillment center and, if all goes according to the City's plan, the high-speed rail heavy maintenance facility
Fresno State launches regional planning degree with eye on Rio Mesa boomSeptember 15, 2017
The university's degree program will partner with McCaffrey Homes to help plan Tesoro Viejo, the first development in the Rio Mesa area of Madera County, north of Clovis.
Southwest Fresno charting its future with specific plan, hearingsAugust 21, 2017
Oliver Baines is a big reason City Hall is discussing a SW Fresno specific plan. Darius Assemi will be a big reason if the plan succeeds.
First stage of Midtown Trail slated to break ground Spring 2018July 30, 2017
Planning for the trail’s first segment – the half-mile stretch near Manchester Center – is proceeding without apparent trouble.
‘Forgotten Fresno’ looking for puzzle pieces to solidify its futureJuly 17, 2017
Fresno's west of Highway 99 population hopes to become a sustainable borough. Traffic and historically-bad planning stand in their way.
Fig Garden residents chafe at by-right development after housing complex gets green lightJune 12, 2017
Granville Homes President Darius Assemi won again. He came, he saw, he conquered on behalf of what City Hall sees as the meaning of the 2035 general plan.