Day: June 11, 2011

Fresno releases “Downtown Development Code” public draft + video of new lofts

Because of new interest in building downtown (after 2 decades of zero growth), the city has decided to rework their zoning code for the area, to take into account urban concepts like street-walls, hidden parking and yes, buildings taller than 2 stories. Previously, builders had to go through mountains of red tape to get approval for urban buildings in a code designed for suburban sprawl.

The public draft of this new form-based code is now available online
http://fresnodowntownplans.com/

There will also be a public “exploration” of it next week. Click to read more!