On March 3, 2011 the Agency approved a Development Reimbursement Agreement (DRA) to facilitate expansion of Pape/Kenworth (P/K) located at Jensen and East Avenues, a visible location facing the Jensen/99 off ramp in South Fresno. P/K’s site serves the Central California trucking industry with new and used Kenworth truck and trailer sales, service and parts distribution. The expansion was completed in Spring 2011 in conjunction with property owner, Prickett Realty Inc. As set forth by the DRA, the Agency reimbursed up to $253,729 of offsite infrastructure on East and Jensen Avenues and P/K constructed a new 7,500 square foot service facility and renovated existing facilities. They expect to grow about 15 jobs (P/K is an affiliate of the Pape Companies, a large company with western operations in transportation, construction, material handling and aircraft maintenance).
This new expansion triggered significant improvements to the intersection which averages in excess of 120,000 vehicles per day. The improvements enhance circulation for other expanding transportation related companies who access the East Avenue Corridor from this intersection.