Blackstone & McKinley Transit Oriented Development Project Awarded $487,000 in Measure C Funding
Integrated Community Development in partneship with Corporation for Better Housing, the City of Fresno, and Fresno Transportation Authority plans to redevelop a full city block on the Blackstone BRT Corridor with a new vibrant mixed-use development. This development, located across the streeMet from Fresno City College, presents the unique opportunity to fulfill the goals of the General Plan and the State of California by constructing high quality, high density, affordable housing in close proximity to public transit and major employment centers.
$487,000 in Measure C “seed money” was awarded to this project, which enabled the developer to apply for and obtain State funding to sustain the development through construction. This mixed use project is a vital key to the success of the Better Blackstone initiative, driven by Fresno Metro Ministry.
The transit oriented development project will include:
- 88 mixed-use affordable housing units
- 7,500 square feet of commercial space.
- A strategic location on the Blackstone BRT Corridor which connects the City of Fresno to Downtown, the High Speed Rail Station and Amtrak.
- 4,000 square feet of the commercial space to be leased by Clinica Sierra Vista for a medical clinic
- 2,000 square feet of commercial space dedicated to the City of Fresno for a Senior Center
This catalyst project has a Disadvantaged Community Score of 97.41%, which means it aides our community’s most vunerable residents with socio and economic services. The project will be a shining example of what smart growth and collaboration between public entities and the private development community in Fresno can accomplish.