My Bold Challenge - Over the Edge 2013

Over the Edge 1

  A participant rappels down the Pacific Southwest Building (2012). Photo via Downtown Fresno Partnership   One of my closest gal friends and I often give ourselves “bold challenges” to push ourselves to try new things. Now, I have set a bold challenge for myself; bolder than any other challenge I will complete for 2013! I am going to take part... Read More

Fulton Mall: The Future

Fulton Mall Mariposa Mall Empty

    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... Read More

FCSP: Fulton Mall Option 1

Fulton Mall Option 1 Photo Depiction

  OPTION 1: RECONNECT FORMER STREET GRID ON TRADITIONAL STREETS (Edited 9/19/12). Photo depiction of Option 1. Crosswalks are placed every half a block and provide space for existing art features. Pruned trees and better signage make store fronts more visible. The sidewalks are wide enough for outdoor seating and pedestrian traffic. Cars can park in front of stores.... Read More

FCSP: Fulton Mall Option 2

Fulton Mall Option 2 Photo Depiction

  OPTION 2: RECONNECT STREET GRID WITH VIGNETTES Visual depiction of Option 2. Shows what an newly-paved street and a vignette will look like. For each vignette, there will be no parking allowed. The vignettes display the old design of the Mall. Street lighting will be improved, store signage will be more visible and the facades of upper floors will be taken down... Read More