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03.29.2016 | Property Disposition

Property Disposition

The California Department of Finance approved our Long Range Property Management Plan on December 16, 2015. The Oversight Board is currently in the process of disposing of Successor Agency property. For more information or to inquire about purchasing Agency property please call 559-621-7600.

Property Disposition Guidelines

10.31.2011 | California Triangle RFP

The Redevelopment Agency is accepting Request for Proposals for a Retail/Commercial Development of 4.68 Acres at north side of California Avenue between Kern and Waterman Avenues. Proposals are due by 5 pm November 14, 2011. For more information please contact Terry Cox at (559) 621-7622.

Download RFP-for-California-Triangle-Retail.pdf
09.09.2010 | Notice Inviting Bids

Sealed bids will be received for the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno at the office of
the City of Fresno Purchasing Manager (2101 "G" Street, Building "A," Fresno, California,
93706-1675, phone (559) 621-1332) for the following project:

317 CA Site Cleanup
RDA Project No. 30-336
Bid File No. 3062
Notice Inviting Bids (PDF)

07.15.2010 | Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The Agency is wrapping up the last of its work on the fifteen houses it purchased under the Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Locally, the City of Fresno is the administrator of the program. See the City's NSP page at (If this is not shown as a link copy this URL into your browser.)

Other local partners included the Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno, the Coalition for Urban Renewal Excellence (CURE), and 2M Development. All of the partners now have finished homes for sale, which are offered through the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Buyers must meet income criteria (120% of Area Median Income or below) and qualify for a conventional mortgage and homes are only for sale to owner-occupants. Qualified buyers may receive down payment assistance through the program, too, making the homes even more affodable. Click for examples of homes offered for sale by the Agency in our Photo Gallery.

07.09.2010 | Merged Project Area NO. 2 Reports and Information Availability



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno is in the process of updating the two existing Redevelopment Plans for Merger No. 2, which is comprised of the Southwest Fresno GNRA and Fruit/Church Redevelopment Project Areas. The proposed plan amendments provide for the updating of the plan duration, debt incurrence, debt repayment, tax increment limit, and eminent domain limit. Extensions to the plan time and financial limits for the constituent plans needs to be undertaken in order to carry-out the revitalization efforts in Southwest Fresno and Fruit/Church (Edison Plaza Mixed Use Phase II, California Avenue Revitalization, California Triangle Housing, Hope VI infill, Sequoia Village/EAH Housing, etc.).

The City of Fresno and the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno, as co-lead agencies under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), are asking agencies, interested parties and the public for comments on the scope and content of the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Fresno Merger No. 2 Redevelopment Plan Amendments Project. The Draft SEIR is now available for a 45-day public review and comment period. The comment period is from Thursday, July 8, 2010 through Monday, August 23, 2010.

Copies of the Preliminary Report and the Draft SEIR, are available for review with copies available for public inspection and copying, at the office of the City Clerk at 2600 Fresno Street, 2nd Floor, during City Hall office hours. This information is also available at the Fresno County Library, 2420 Mariposa Street. Questions should be directed to Dave Martin at (559) 621-7600.

07.06.2010 | Canyon Crest Condominiums

The Agency Board recently approved the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of a 118-unit apartment complex located at 3033 East Platt Avenue in Fresno, near Merged Redevelopment Project Area No. 1, by the Fresno Revitalization Corporation, Inc., (the “FRC”) a California Non-Profit Corporation and the non-profit arm of the Agency.

On March 4, 2010, the City Council approved the award of $2,772,253 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program (“NSP”) set aside funds to the FRC to acquire and rehabilitate the 118-unit multi-family complex. Through an Operating Agreement and Loan Guarantee, as well as a Contractual Services Agreement between the Agency and the FRC, the Agency provided all of the technical and administrative support to the FRC to accept the award of funds from the City. As required by HUD, at least twenty-five percent of the total NSP funds received by the City of Fresno are set aside for projects that address the housing needs of very low-income persons. This acquisition accomplishes that.

Canyon Crest was owned by a lender in Chicago as the result of a foreclosure of the previous owner. Located at 3033 East Platt Avenue in Fresno (near the southwest corner of First and Tulare), it is a 118 unit apartment complex and approximately 90% occupied.

A special purpose entity owned by the FRC (FRC Canyon Crest, LLC) holds title to the property and the Agency guarantees the loan from the Seller. Funds held back from the NSP Loan will be used for unit repairs and/or maintenance items. The Agency shall also provide administrative, financial and technical support to the FRC in the acquisition and operation of the Property through the Contractual Services Agreement.

The Agency Loan Guarantee and Operating Agreement also contain a Declaration of Restrictions creating the affordability covenants and long-term maintenance and operating restrictions which shall be recorded against and run with the Property. It is the intent of the Agency and the FRC that, once the affordability covenants are established and the repair work is completed, the property be marketed for sale to a qualified affordable housing partner for ongoing quality management and property improvements.

06.01.2010 | Request for Proposals for Consulting Services

The Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno (Agency) is soliciting proposals from qualified redevelopment consultants to begin work immediately on the preparation of Implementation Plan Updates. For more information please go to our Document Library. Read the PDF

04.08.2010 | Request for Qualifications for Consulting Services

The City of Fresno Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified individuals or firms for the following services:





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT LAW AND THE CITY OF FRESNO LOCAL PLANNING AND PROCEDURES ORDINANCE, of the following public meetings and public hearings to consider and act upon the proposed redevelopment plan amendments (the “Plan Amendments to Fresno Merger No. 1” or “Amendments”) and related documents. All evidence and testimony concerning the Amendments and the related Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (the SEIR) will be considered by the various entities at the following public meetings and public hearings:

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING NO 1 (for southerly portion of Merger No. 1 Project):
DATE: April 6, 2010
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: City Council Chambers
Fresno City Hall, Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING NO 2 (for northerly portion of Merger No. 1 Project):
DATE: April 13, 2010
TIME: 5:30 pm
PLACE: City Council Chambers
Fresno City Hall, Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California

DATE: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: City Council Chambers
Fresno City Hall, Second Floor
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, California

DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
TIME: 5:00 P.M.
PLACE: City Council Chambers
Fresno City Hall, Second Floor

The Merged Fresno Project Area 1 (“Fresno Merger No.1”) was created in 1998 by the merger of ten (10) constituent redevelopment project areas. Nine (9) of the constituent project areas are proposed for amendment, and the year of adoption for each are as follows:

• Central Business District (CBD) (1961)
• Mariposa (1969)
• Chinatown Expanded (1965/1986)
• South Van Ness Industrial (1998)
• Convention Center (1982)
• West Fresno I (1964)
• Fulton (1998)
• West Fresno II (1963)
• Jefferson (1984)

The boundaries of Fresno Merger No. 1, encompassing the constituent project areas, are generally bounded by Divisadero Street and the 180 Freeway to the north, the 41 Freeway, East Street and the BNSF Railway right-of-way to the east, and Highway 99 to the west/southwest (see Attachment A - Map). Fresno Merger No. 1 includes the majority of the City’s core or “Central Area” as defined in the Central Area Community Plan adopted in 1989. One of the constituent plans, the South Van Ness Industrial Area is located within the boundaries of the Roosevelt Community Plan, which was adopted in 1992. 

On July 29, 2008, the City Council and the Fresno Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) initiated the process for consideration of adopting the proposed Amendments to the nine Redevelopment Plans in the Fresno Merger No. 1. Although merged, the nine constituent project areas retain separate redevelopment plans, including separate time and financial limits. The proposed Amendments include: 1) increasing the tax increment limits for the CBD, Chinatown Expanded, Convention Center, Jefferson, Mariposa, West Fresno I and West Fresno II constituent Plans; 2) increasing the time limit on plan effectiveness for all of the constituent Plans except Fulton and South Van Ness Industrial; 3) increasing the time limit to incur indebtedness for the Fulton and South Van Ness Industrial constituent Plans; 4) increasing the time limits to receive tax increment and repay bonded indebtedness for all of the constituent Plans except Fulton and South Van Ness Industrial; 5) increasing the time limit on the Agency’s authority to utilize eminent domain in all of the constituent Plans and adding specified properties in the Chinatown Expanded area; and 6) streamlining the Amendments by amending the language of each Plan, except for Chinatown Expanded and Convention Center constituent Plans, which have previously been amended, to ensure that the land use plan is consistent with the General Plan and any applicable specific or community plans, as those plans may be amended from time to time, for the CBD, Jefferson, Mariposa, West Fresno I, West Fresno II, Fulton, and South Van Ness Industrial areas.

Two Public Information Meetings on the Amendments were held on September 30, 2008, at the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple and on October 6, 2008, at the Yokami Elementary School. Two additional Public Information Meetings have been scheduled on April 6, 2010 and April 13, 2010 at locations as shown above.

The purpose of public hearings is to provide an opportunity for any and all interested persons or public or private agencies to be heard or present any oral or written testimony or evidence for or against any matter in connection with or affecting the proposed Amendments. Persons may present any objections to the content or adequacy of the Amendments and the Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Amendments, or to the regularity of any of the prior proceedings, or why the proposed Amendments and Subsequent EIR should not be recommended for adoption as set forth above.

All interested persons are encouraged to attend and participate in the public information meetings and the public hearing and public meeting. At any time not later than the hour set forth above for the public hearing of the Fresno City Planning Commission, and the public meeting of the Housing and Community Development Commission, any person may file in writing with the City Clerk of the City of Fresno, 2nd floor in Fresno City Hall, at 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721, a statement for or against the proposed Amendments and the SEIR. Any person desiring to be heard will be afforded such an opportunity at said day, time and place. Interested persons may obtain more information by contacting David Martin, Project Manager, at (559) 621-7630, in the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fresno, located at 2344 Tulare Street, Suite 200, Fresno, California 93721, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Interested persons may inspect and, upon payment of costs for reproduction, may obtain copies of the proposed Amendments, and the SEIR, and other information pertaining thereto at the offices of either the City Clerk or the Redevelopment Agency at the above noted addresses. Copies of documents are also available for review at the Fresno County Main Library, Reference Desk, at 2420 Mariposa Street, in the downtown area of Fresno, California.

Servicio de interpretación en español estará disponible. Su participación es muy importante. Para más información, favor de llamar al 621-CITY (2489).

03.29.2010 | Summer Hill Place Apartments

Summer Hill Place Apartments, an $8.7 million, 50-unit project in Southwest Fresno, will host a groundbreaking ceremony March 30 at 11 a.m. Summer Hill Place is located at 430 B Street, just southwest of Ventura Street and Highway 99. It is being built by AMCAL Multi-Housing, Inc., a Los Angeles-based builder of affordable housing throughout the state. For application call 1-877-386-1777 Read the full article

03.12.2010 | Fresno Redevelopment Agency Receives Statewide Award

Marlene Murphey, Fresno Redevelopment Agency Executive Director and Jim Vandevelde, Director of Business Development and Outreach of Community Regional Medical Center received the CRA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE at the 2010 CRA Annual Conference and Expo in Pasadena on March 10, 2010.

Each year the California Redevelopment Association gives Awards of Excellence to recognize redevelopment projects from around the state that have significantly benefited their communities. This is the thirteenth year CRA has honored the hard work and dedication of the professionals working in the redevelopment field.

Award nominees are evaluated based on their efforts to improve physical conditions in their communities; the extent of community participation in and benefit from the project; the economic viability and fiscal stability of the project; and unique, effective project design solutions. Each project is further evaluated based on criteria specific to the eight award categories: Mixed-Use Development; Residential Development (new construction); Residential Development (rehabilitation); Community Revitalization; Public Spaces & Linkages; Special Citation; Sustainable Development; and Commercial/Industrial Development.

The Award recognizes the Fresno Redevelopment Agency and Community Regional Medical Center for their partnership enabling the expansion of the Community Regional Medical Center in the Downtown. CRMC’s plans were originally approved in 1995 with the Agreement between the Agency and CRMC for a five-phase, multi-year project. Implementation of the visionary Campus Master Plan involved dozens of agreements, plan adoptions, building plans, rezoning, parcel maps, and community meetings. The expansion site was a blighted residential and commercial area. Within the 58-acre campus site the Agency provided for plan amendments, entitlements, site acquisition, relocation, clearance costs, asbestos removal, landscaping, street improvements and parking at a Agency investment of about $11,404,132, including a ten year future commitment of $148,000 annually to CRMC for additional expansion.

The 58-acre, $350 million project is the largest and longest-term redevelopment project ever undertaken in Fresno County. The facility is the result of a unique, long-lasting partnership, first forged in 1995, involving CRMC, Fresno Redevelopment Agency, City of Fresno, and County of Fresno. This partnership enabling an expanded campus has brought about remarkable and essential community health care facilities;

Through a contractual relationship with the UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program, some 200 doctors a year receive specialized advanced training at CRMC. UCSF has trained approximately one-third of the region’s physicians.

Since completing a 340,000-square-foot, six-story trauma and critical care building in 2007, CRMC has added a 52-bed Neuroscience Center of Excellence dedicated to brain and spine patients, a 50-bed cardiovascular unit with state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and private rooms, and a 65-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit for the most fragile newborns; in 2009, a new 1,500 car parking garage also was completed.

In 2008, CRMC broke ground on the new 79,534-square-foot Deran Koligian Ambulatory Care Center, a four-story medical office building, and cleared the site for Terry’s House, a $5 million, 17,000 square foot residential facility to accommodate families of the most critically injured patients.

CMRC is an academic-affiliated medical center with more than 600 beds. Its 56,000 square-foot emergency department is the second-largest and busiest in California, and is home to the region’s only burn and Level 1 Trauma Center between Los Angeles and Sacramento. CRMC is the region's “safety net” hospital serving the indigent in the region through a contractual relationship with Fresno County. CRMC gives back approximately 15% of its operating expenses—historically about $120 million a year—in charitable and unreimbursed services.

This year’s CRA Award of Excellence is the second recognition by the California Redevelopment Association of the Fresno Redevelopment Agency for the outstanding work done in redevelopment. In 2001, the CRA recognized the Agency with the award for Commercial development for the Kearney Palms Shopping Center in West Fresno.