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10-Story Office Tower Gets Initial OK For Fresno's River Park

Feb 7, 2013

Drivers along Highway 41 may soon see a major new addition to the Fresno skyline, as the city's planning commission last night approved plans for a 10-story tower at Friant Road and Highway 41. 

The 234,000 square foot office tower from Fresno developer DeWayne Zinkin is expected to cover 12 acres, and will rise to a height of 150 feet. It is planned for a site just to the east of Highway 41, and north of Friant Road.

The planning commission approved the project's environmental study and conditional use permit, after the project's developer made additional concessions to reduce vehicle trips to the building. Those measures included adding a carpool coordination, bike racks and showers for cyclists. The commission also raised the height limit on the development from six to 10 stories.

The project will next go to the Fresno City Council for final approval.