All the information you need is on this page, but a quick summary here.
- Last general plan update was November 2012
- This proposed one is controversial because developers dislike how it mentions focusing on infill vs sprawl
- The draft General Plan is available for a 45-day public review period commencing on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 and ending on Monday, August 18, 2014.
The middle point is why public comment may actually be important. Don’t let the developers sabotage the plan, let the city know you support infill development.
Mind you, the developers have already managed to water it down:
“The Council’s modified (plan) shifted more development to
single-family housing and with more focus on growth west and southwest
of State Route 99, but maintained a strong commitment to Downtown and
major corridor revitalization, Complete Neighborhoods, and more compact
The Bee strongly endorses a plan that moves away from sprawl
If you care about Fresno’s future and having a development guide that
attempts to rebuild older, deteriorating neighborhoods and finally
apply the brakes to urban sprawl, you should support this plan.
Also, if you like maps and data, the plan is fun to look at.
This is the direct download link (large PDF)