$289 Million Approved for Affordable Housing and Transit Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The funds approved by the California Strategic Growth Council are designed to help Californians drive less and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change.

Affordable Housing

More than $21 million, will go to develop affordable housing multi-family development in Fresno which will include senior citizen’s units and a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) with residential units and retail/office space in downtown Fresno.

Please see the detailed information about the projects below:

Project Title:

Kings Canyon Connectivity Project ‐ (Kings Canyon)

Project Location:

Fresno

Applicant Name:

Cesar Chavez Foundation

Project Type:

ICP

Disadvantaged Community:

96‐100 percent

MPO:

FRESNO

Project Description:

Total Award:

$15,579,426

The Kings Canyon Connectivity Project consists of a 135‐unit affordable multi‐family development composed of 89 family units and 46 senior units. The proposed project also provides improved walking paths and dedicated bike paths and crosswalks, which connect residents to various amenities including retail, social services, education, employment opportunities and planned Bus Rapid Transit services. It also contains a workforce training and employment strategies program which will offer construction apprenticeships in addition to a career training and placement program targeting renewable energy industry opportunities.

 

Project Title:

South Stadium Phase I TOD

Project Location:

Fresno

Applicant Name:

City of Fresno

Project Type:

ICP

Disadvantaged Community:

96‐100 percent

MPO:

FRESNO

Project Description:

Total Award:

$5,738,730

Phase I of the proposed South Stadium TOD project consists of a five‐story, mixed‐use structure with 51 residential apartment units and approximately 10,000 square feet of retail/office space in downtown Fresno. 20 percent of the residential units would be rent‐restricted to households making 50 percent of area median income. The infill project also includes significant streetscape improvements near the project site, including wider sidewalks, Class II and Class IV bike lanes, and additional pedestrian‐oriented lighting and smart meters. It also creates a green alley along Home Run Alley and provides pedestrian and bicycle‐oriented wayfinding signage.

 

For more information from the California Strategic Growth Council