Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New way of life needed for high speed rail

Here's an interesting article from the San Francisco Chronicle about how the worlds of planning and high speed rail will meet in California should voters approve Prop 1A and a statewide high speed rail system becomes a reality. And keep in mind, Fresno's high speed rail depot will be in downtown, perhaps serving as a catalyst for renewed development.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Downtown On the Rise

Sanford Nax of the Fresno Bee reports on the start of work on Downtown Fresno's newest mixed use development, the $18 million Fulton Park Plaza, which will feature 80 apartments, and over 15,000 square feet of commercial space on a 2.5 acre plot of land at Fulton and Divisadero Streets.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Holiday Inn Downtown Goes Green

If you've haven't been downtown after dark lately, you've missed a scene straight out of the Wizard of Oz - the new Downtown Holiday Inn (formerly the Fresno Hilton) has been uplit with an impressive emerald hue, that would even make the man behind the curtain proud. Add this to the red uplighting on the Trade Center building installed in late 2007, and Downtown Fresno is a considerably brighter (and more colorful) place after dark.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Downtownfresno.org gets a new look

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the new version of downtownfresno.org. The new site not only features a new, visual rich look, it's also full of new informative content about all of the cool things to do in Downtown Fresno, as well as important resources for everyone from shoppers to business owners.

You'll find that the new site is organized around three simple concepts - "live, work, and play" - focusing on the complete urban experience that Downtown Fresno has to offer. Check out the downtown dining guide, our new downtown events calendar, the public art tour, information about the planned downtown PBID, important city documents, and much more. There's also information about Downtown's many districts, including the Fulton Mall and the Cultural Arts District.

Thanks to Kevin Klein of Metrotype for his expertise in putting together the design of the new site. We're very proud of our new home on the web, and we hope you'll stop by and learn something new about the urban heart of Central California.

Visit downtownfresno.org