Improving the Fulton Mall is the the City of Fresno’s number one priority in revitalizing downtown Fresno. I talked about the deteriorating condition of the Fulton Mall in this blog post.
The Advisory Committee for the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan (FCSP), nominated three options for the future of the Fulton Mall. After the environmental review process, the City Council is expected to adopt an option next year. The new Fulton is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
The City was rewarded $1 million to complete the design and engineering of the options. The City is applying for federal grants -up to $20 million- devoted to traffic projects for economic development. Some of the money might be used to construct the Fulton project.
WHY START WITH THE FULTON MALL?
The Fulton Mall is Fresno’s historic main street and represents the overall health of Fresno. The idea is that if the Fulton Mall is successfully revitalize, it will act as a domino effect for other areas in downtown. “I have never seen a downtown revitalization that started with the secondary streets,” Craig Scharton, Director of Downtown and Community Revitalization for Fresno, says.
Click on the titles to learn more about each option:
Have a lovely day in Fresno!
Veronica Stumpf, Co-Broker
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