The following describes the Former Redevelopment Agency:
The mission of the Fresno Redevelopment Agency is “To strategically invest time and resources to improve neighborhoods, and develop industrial and commercial properties for the 21st century and beyond.”
By law, the Agency’s primary purpose is to remove blight – abandoned, boarded, or deteriorated buildings and parcels of land that quickly become eyesores. The Agency works with public and private partners to renew blighted property; rehabilitate structures for industrial, commercial and retail use; and build infrastructure, such as water and sewer lines, curbs, landscaping, new paving and lighting. The Agency also has a charge to develop affordable housing for low- and moderate income families and individuals.
The Agency works in cooperation with private developers, community organizations, the City of Fresno, the Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno, the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County and the Fresno Revitalization Corporation, among others.
The Former Redevelopment Agency is being dissolved pursuant to legislative action beginning in 2011.