Report: Fresno near average for sprawl

Fresno's not the greatest example of how to keep sprawl contained, but it's not the worst either, a new report showed.

Work on Madera’s 6,578-home Gateway Village starts July

Tim Jones, member and manager of Gateway Village Development LLC.Initial grading is slated to begin in July for the long-planned 6,578-home Gateway Village development in Madera, a project that faced multiple delays after developer Castle & Cooke acquired it in 1990.

Fresno City Council OKs Fulton Mall road

The Fresno City Council has voted to restore the Fulton Mall into Fulton Street.The Fresno City Council took the plunge last night in its decision to transform the 50-year-old Fulton Mall back into a street.

Settlement gives 2,270-home Friant Ranch green light

The Friant Ranch development area is bounded in yellow in this map.A legal settlement has helped clear the way for Friant Ranch, an "active senior" master-planned community that would include up to 2,270 homes near Millerton Lake.

Tulare County withdraws support for EDC

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 this week to pull out of the Tulare County Economic Development Corp. The independent agency whose goal is to increase economic activity in the county has now lost the support of the county itself after 31 years of affiliation.

Campus Pointe retail phase begins

Ground broke today on The Square at Campus Pointe retail development near Fresno State.The Square at Campus Pointe near Fresno State broke ground today, while the first 12 business tenants were announced to fill the 250,000 square-feet of planned retail space.

Fresno commission favors Fulton Mall traffic

City of Fresno Planning CommissionPassions flared last night as the City of Fresno Planning Commission voted begrudgingly to bring the deteriorating Fulton Mall one step closer to a new form as a traffic corridor.

As market hits par, developer drives Dinuba golf homes

The Ridge Creek Golf Course in Dinuba is the planned site for new upper-end homes.Plans for a residential component of Dinuba’s Ridge Creek Golf Club have been on hold because of recession and slow movement in the new home market.

10,000-home Yokohl Ranch project awaits Tulare Co.

An environmental report on the proposed Yokohl Valley project in Tulare County is expected early this year. Photo by saveyokohlvalley.orgThe Tulare County Board of Supervisors recently elected a new chairman, selecting District Three Supervisor Phil Cox to the top position. Cox replaces District Two Supervisor Pete Vander Poel.

Firm objects to planned Hanford Costco

Public comment over the proposed 58-acre Costco development at Highways 43 and 198 in Hanford has been received with one of the more vocal complaints from nearby ag company Helena Chemical.