Residential, retail in works for old J.C. Penney building

Shay Maghame plans to renovate the former J.C. Penney building in Downtown Fresno with 66 living units and retail space.The 90-year-old former J.C. Penney building on the Fulton Mall is getting new life with the announcement that new owner Shay Maghame will fill the space with retail and residential units.

Fresno council moves forward with Creating Prosperity paper

Fresno sign
The Fresno City Council faced community objections on Thursday as it moved forward with efforts to consider suggestions in a “Creating Prosperity” whitepaper designed to create a business-friendly environment in Fresno.

Officials tout Clovis-bound new jobs

Hundreds of new jobs, black ink and bolstered tax revenues are just some of the bragging points for the City of Clovis these days.

Fresno preservation commissioner sought

Bekins-McClatchy historic home built in 1926
The Fresno mayor's office and city preservation staff are seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the city's Historic Preservation Commission.

Friant corridor study OKd if businesses foot bill

Quad Knopf may study potential development uses along the Friant Road corridor.The Fresno County Board of Supervisors today approved a study to evaluate development opportunities along the Friant Road corridor.

IBM team lists Fresno faults, opportunities

Brian Snitzer, senior technical staff member of IBM global technology services, discusses the findings of the Smarter Cities Challenge study.IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge team discussed both the positives and shortcomings it found after its three-week study of Fresno at a press conference on Friday in the Fresno City Council Chamber.

Downtown’s newest mural to be unveiled

Butterflies Lovers was created by Nary Tan. The newest piece of art in downtown Fresno’s Mural District will be unveiled at a special ceremony during ArtHop tomorrow.

Porterville commercial development gets city's OK

The Porterville City Council has approved a 23-acre commercial mixed use project that will include an apartment complex, a commercial area, an office building and a personal storage facility.

Team hails “topping-out” of Madera courthouse

An artist’s rendering of the $79 million, four-story, 110,000 square-foot Madera Courthouse facility scheduled to open next year.A major milestone was reached Feb. 15 as the last steel beam was raised and placed on the four-story, 110,000 square-foot Madera Courthouse.

Fresno's McCaffrey Homes wins five Eliant awards

McCaffrey HomesFresno-based McCaffrey Homes scored well again this year in the 2013 Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for quality of home design, construction and customer service.