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. 

Hanford Costco project seeks input

Hanford Marketplace developers are asking the local community for input on what businesses and restaurants they would like to see in the new shopping center.

Hanford to receive regional planning award

The City of Hanford was recognized along with consultants Quad Knopf and Zumwalt-Hansen & Associates for a plan to revitalize the city's eastern downtown and entrance.

Selma Arts Center wins design award

The Selma Arts Center received special recognition from the Society of American Registered Architects.The Selma Arts Center was honored with a national design award from the Society of American Registered Architects during a ceremony last week in Palm Springs. 

Dozier elected development association president

Mike Dozier, executive director of the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State.Fresno State's Mike Dozier has been elected the 2014-15 president of the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). Dozier has worked at Fresno State since 2009 and is the executive director of the Office of Community and Economic Development.

Input sought for Ventura/Kings Canyon project

Business owners and residents along Fresno's Kings Canyon corridor are invited to a community workshop Sept. 6 where they will be able to weigh in on a plan to revitalize the street and make it more pleasant for pedestrians.