Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org en City of Fresno Envisions New Downtown Developments Near Chukchansi Park http://kvpr.org/post/city-fresno-envisions-new-downtown-developments-near-chukchansi-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Fresno's </span>Chukchansi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park could get some new mixed-use neighbors and a makeover, if a new development plan advanced by city officials moves forward.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:42:19 +0000 Joe Moore 30836 at http://kvpr.org City of Fresno Envisions New Downtown Developments Near Chukchansi Park City Council Approves Plan To Bring Cars To Fresno's Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/city-council-approves-plan-bring-cars-fresnos-fulton-mall <p>Nearly fifty years after the Fulton Mall opened to national acclaim, &nbsp;Fresno City Council voted late Thursday night to approve a plan to replace the historic pedestrian zone with a two-way street. The 5-2 vote was the latest step in an effort that backers hope will revitalize downtown Fresno and the city's historic main street.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:06:43 +0000 Joe Moore 29103 at http://kvpr.org City Council Approves Plan To Bring Cars To Fresno's Fulton Mall Is It Terrible, Or A Treasure? Fresno's Fulton Mall Debate Heats Up http://kvpr.org/post/it-terrible-or-treasure-fresnos-fulton-mall-debate-heats <p>Is Fresno's Fulton Mall a priceless piece of art, or an impediment to revitalization of the city's historic core? That's the issue facing the Fresno City Council later this month, as the debate to re-open the pedestrian mall to vehicle traffic heats up, thanks to a $16 million federal grant.&nbsp;</p><p>On Valley Public Radio's Valley Edition, we invited guests with two different perspectives to join us and talk about their competing visions for the future of this historic part of the city. They were:</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:32:44 +0000 Joe Moore 28373 at http://kvpr.org Is It Terrible, Or A Treasure? Fresno's Fulton Mall Debate Heats Up U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/us-transportation-secretary-today-new-beginning-fulton-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Fresno today to formally announce the city's award of a grant for $16 million to transform a part of downtown. </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore has this report.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">---</p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 01:23:01 +0000 Joe Moore 21199 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Transportation Secretary: 'Today Is A New Beginning' For Fulton Mall Feds to Give City of Fresno $16 Million To Bring Traffic Back to Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/feds-give-city-fresno-16-million-bring-traffic-back-fulton-mall <p>The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that it will provide $16 million to help the City of Fresno bring automobile traffic back to downtown’s Fulton Mall.</p><p>The city says the $20 million project will help boost business in the struggling area by removing a nearly fifty-year-old pedestrian mall which occupies what was once Fresno’s main commercial street.</p><p>In a press release, DOT officials wrote that the project will:</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:59:27 +0000 Joe Moore 21147 at http://kvpr.org Feds to Give City of Fresno $16 Million To Bring Traffic Back to Fulton Mall Fresno's Twee Boutique To Close http://kvpr.org/post/fresnos-twee-boutique-close <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A downtown Fresno gift store that specializes in handmade and "indie" arts and craft products is set to close.</span></p><p>Store owner Melanie Davis announced that she plans to shut down retail operation on the boutique's Facebook page Tuesday morning. She says the shop will stay open through the end of March:</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:23:27 +0000 Joe Moore 10697 at http://kvpr.org Fresno's Twee Boutique To Close Mayor Renews Call to Add Cars Back to Fresno's Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/mayor-renews-call-add-cars-back-fresnos-fulton-mall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno mayor Ashley </span>Swearengin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> renewed her call to open the Fulton Mall to automobile traffic at today’s annual State of Downtown Breakfast.</span></p><p>Swearengin told the crowd of business leaders and downtown boosters that her number one job for the next four years is to rally support for her downtown plan, which includes the first major changes to Fresno’s former main street in the last five decades.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:25:57 +0000 Joe Moore 10377 at http://kvpr.org Mayor Renews Call to Add Cars Back to Fresno's Fulton Mall