The Smart and Final saga concludes: A victory for the Fresno master plan!
I actually began writing this post in early April, and was getting ready to publish under a VERY different title: “Fresno caves on proposed shopping development – goodbye master plan, we barely knew you.”
But here we are in June, and what at early glance appeared to be a swift win for a suburban developer, and a loss for the residents of Fresno actually has ended up with a happy ending for all involved, well, almost all. As far as land use planning goes, this was one exciting ride.
It all began in mid-March, when the Fresno Bee ran an article on a proposed development on Blackstone and Clinton: