Swearingen applauds revitalization efforts at downtown event

An estimated 500-600 people attended Thursday night's State of Downtown Event at the Pacific Southwest building on Fresno's Fulton Mall.

More than 500 people packed the ballroom of the historic Pacific Southwest building on the Fulton Mall Thursday night for the annual State of Downtown presentation.

Planning Commission postpones Smart & Final vote

At a Wednesday night meeting, the Fresno Planning Commission postponed a vote on a controversial proposal by a Southern California-based developer to build a Smart & Final at the southwest corner of Blackstone and Clinton avenues.

Treasurer awards tax credits for affordable housing projects

State Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday announced the award of tax credits and tax-exempt bonds to 16 affordable housing projects in 12 counties, a move that Chiang said will add approximately 1,815 rental units to the housing market.

Developer renews plan for 75,000-strong Kings County town

The proposed Quay Valley new town in Kings County would include up to 75,000 residents and 25,000 homes.Mothballed since 2008, an ambitious plan to build a 7,500-acre town in southwest Kings County is making a comeback this month.

JPMorgan Chase contributes $300K to Fresno organizations

JPMorgan Chase announced a $300,000 commitment toward small business and community development efforts in Fresno.

Karen McCaffrey named to state homebuilding board

Karen McCaffreyLocal homebuilder Karen McCaffrey has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF). 

Fresno’s North Pointe park continues to grow

Crews have started work on a pair of roughly 33,000 square-foot buildings in the North Pointe Business Park in Fresno.As the industrial sector picks back up, North Pointe Business Park follows suit with several new buildings coming for manufacturers as well as service companies to fill.

Relocation plan clears Hanford Costco

Hanford's Costco project is reportedly on track after plans are approved to relocate a nearby chemical plant.The City of Hanford has agreed to fund the relocation of the Helena Chemical Co. from its current spot on East Lacey Boulevard to a city-owned industrial park across town. The move is designed to help make the area near Highways 198 and 43 more retail friendly, appeasing recent concerns raised by developer John Kashian.

Visalia OKs ‘campus-style' research park

A mix of traditional English architecture was chosen for the Square at Plaza Drive project, with exteriors consisting of stone veneer, brick and plaster finishes under pitched gable and hipped roof designs and clay chimney caps.The Visalia Planning Commission approved a development recently that will round out its business research park zone west of the city.

Madera planning commission green lights Tesoro Viejo

Tesoro Viejo, the McCaffrey Group's master-planned community in southeastern Madera County, received unanimous approval of its first Village by the Madera County Planning Commission.