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AW'S PRESENTATION

  1. 1. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Fresno, California: Transforming a City Federal Team Briefing SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Mayor Ashley SwearenginRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Overview  Regional Context  Business Development  Workforce Development  Resource Management and Sustainability  Downtown, Neighborhood Revitalization & Housing  Regional Transportation & High Speed Rail i l i i h d il 1
  2. 2. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed RailRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail The San Joaquin Valley Comprised of San Joaquin eight counties g Stanislaus Madera M d with 62 cities Merced Fresno Tulare Kings Kern 2
  3. 3. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno In the 20th century, Fresno’ population exploded. In 1960, it entered the ranks as one of the 100 largest cities in the United States with a population of 134,000. In the 1990 census it moved up to 47th place with 354,000, and in the census of 2010 it achieved 36th place with 494,665. FresnoRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Fresno sits at the heart of the California Central Valley, Valley which is one of the largest agricultural landmasses in the world – 15 million acres. Fresno County is the most productive agricultural county in the Nation. It is estimated that Fresno County feeds one-third of the world with its agricultural output. Fresno 3
  4. 4. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Population Snapshot City 494,665 Metro 545,494 County 930,450 930 450 State 37,253,956 Nation 308,745,538Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino of any race 44.3% White alone 33.7% Asian alone 11.5% Black or African American alone 7.8% Other race 0.3% Two or more races 1.9% American Indian/ Alaskan Native 0.4% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.1% 4
  5. 5. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Age Ranges 16 00% 16.00% 14.00% 12.00% 10.00% 8.00% 6.00% 4 4.00% 2.00% 0.00% 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-59 60-64 65-74 75-84 5-9 84 AND OVER UNDER 5Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Education Levels 25.0% 25 0% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 5.0% 13.9% 11.7% 23.4% 23.3% 7.5% 13.8% 6.4% 0.0% 5
  6. 6. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Unemployment Rates S 20% 18% 16% 14% 12% 10% 8% 6% 4% 2% 17.1% 18.2% 12.2% 8.9% 0% CITY COUNTY STATE NATIONRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Income Levels $180,000 $160,000 $140,000 $120,000 State $100,000 $80,000 $ , $60,000 Nation $40,000 $20,000 City $0 PER MEDIAN MEDIAN CAPITA WORKERS HOUSEHOLDS 6
  7. 7. Slide 11SB3 This information was not included in the notes. I just did a Google search, but the sources are different. The numbers need to be verified. Suzanne Bertz-Rosa, 3/27/2011
  8. 8. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Agriculture Number One Agricultural County in the Nation for 45 Years 2009 $5.40 Billion 2008 $5.67 Billion 2007 $5.34 Billion 2006 $4.84 Billion 2005 $4.64 Billion 6 2004 $4.60 Billion *All Facts and Numbers came from Fresno County Farm Bureau and the California Department of AgricultureRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Agriculture Facts  Fresno County produces more than 350 crops  1 out of every 5 jobs in Fresno County is related to agriculture  6,000 Farmers in Fresno County  The average farm is 307 acres; the median size farm is 40 acres  Every $1 produced on the farm generates $3.50 in the local and regional economy *All Facts and Numbers came from Fresno County Farm Bureau and the California Department of Agriculture 7
  9. 9. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno  Air basin: San Joaquin Valley  Water shed: Two major water sheds h d j h d  Three national parks: Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon  More lakes in Fresno County than any other in California  Specialty Gardens: Forestiere Underground Gardens and Shinzen Japanese Gardens  Year-around outdoor recreation: Backpacking, camping, fishing, white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, and more  Ag-tourism: farm to fork, ag-tech, and wineries  Cultural Diversity: more than 100 languages spoken locallyRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Brand Position: Who are we? Fresno is a culturally and geographically diverse region of California that offers authentic experiences and big city amenities with small town ease. 8
  10. 10. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Brand Pillars  Land Stewardship  Authentic America  Big City Amenities  Small Town Ease  Diverse Culture i l  InnovationRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Business Development 9
  11. 11. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Business Development  Export-Oriented/Production Economy  Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Small Business Support  Place-Based Revitalization: Downtown and Downtown Neighborhoods  People-Serving Industries  The Creative EconomyRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Business Development  Export-Oriented/Production Economy  Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Small Business Support  Place-Based Revitalization: Downtown and Downtown Neighborhoods 10
  12. 12. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Business Development  Place-Based Revitalization: Downtown and Downtown NeighborhoodsRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Business Development  Export-Oriented/Production Economy  Innovation & Entrepreneurship/Small Business Support 11
  13. 13. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Export-Oriented/Production Economy TARGET INDUSTRIES:  Food Innovation and Production: specialty crops, meats, cheeses, sauces, olive oils, jams, nuts, dried fruits, wines, beers, baked goods, etc., and related, supportive industries  Packaging, Supply Chain Management, and Logistics  Light Manufacturing and Assembly  Water TechnologyRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Export-Oriented/Production Economy  What’s the City’s Role?  Physical Capacity and Infrastructure for Industry Attraction, Retention and Expansion  Industrial district with pretreatment facilities  Strategic, 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)  Infrastructure financing and other incentives  Lowering energy costs  General plan update with a focus on industrial development  Challenges: Funding for infrastructure (i.e. being “shovel ready”), threats to California redevelopment agencies and enterprise zones  Promotion and Attraction 12
  14. 14. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Export-Oriented/Production Economy  What’s the City’s Role?  Promotion and Attraction Efforts  Industrial Recruitment  Customer Service at City Hall  Industrial Specialist  Support for Business Expansion  Industrial Council  PIPES – permit streamlining  Fresno Food ExpoRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail 13
  15. 15. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed RailRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Small Business Support  Lyles Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship  Central Valley Business Incubator  Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber Business Incubator  Small Business Development Center  Fresno EOC – CDFI  CenCal Finance l i  SBA/SCORE  EDC 14
  16. 16. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Workforce DevelopmentRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Fresno County Unemployment 18.2% Fresno County Unemployed p y >80,000 15
  17. 17. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail The Reality in the One Stops  30,000 Fresno County residents accessed One Stop Centers over the past year p p y  Job Seekers of all levels  People losing homes, savings, UI, etc.  Frustrations are magnified the longer it takes to get jobs  Desperate for training for jobs that may provide a futureRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail FRWIB Employment Focus  FRWIB is committed to understanding the job market  Conduct business surveys to assess current and future job market  Evaluate jobs in demand to ensure:  Job seekers know what jobs are available now and in the future;  Job seekers are able to access intensive labor market research to determine what they might be interested in and to understand hiring criteria; and  Training is available for those jobs 16
  18. 18. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Employment Study Focus  High Growth, High Wage Sectors  Healthcare  Construction and Trades  Manufacturing  Logistics and Distribution  Automotive Technology  Information Services  Renewable Energy  Agribusiness  Professional/Technical  StimulusRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Changes in Employment Across Sectors Shows significantly lower job projections over 3 surveys 2006 6 2007** 2010 1 year 18,000 8,006 5,954 3 year 27,000 13,605 10,075 Sectors 5 8 10 Businesses 624 1,004 1,418 **Concerned with future – sales down, inventories up, business confidence low and communicated recession forecasted impact 17
  19. 19. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Employment Study Job Data  Projections indicate that not enough j job g growth to meet overall job demand j  Most jobs are entry or mid-entry technical level  Still many high skilled jobs are going unfilled  Clinical Lab Scientist  Occupational and Physical Therapists  Psychiatric Technicians  Computer Specialists  Electricians  Maintenance & Repair, etc.Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Learn2Earn  Adult Education Initiative  Sponsored by the WIB  Developed by  City of Fresno  State Center Community College District  Fresno Unified School District  Adult Education Task Force  Aimed at unemployed adult population with major barriers to employment  Two components:  Public outreach  Education on-ramp 18
  20. 20. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Resource Management g & Sustainability City and Regional Land Use Planning Water & Wastewater Conservation Program Energy Sustainability ProgramRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail 2025 Fresno General Plan Adopted November 2002 19
  21. 21. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Existing 2025 General Plan Overview  Adopted 2002  Forecasted 790,000 population holding capacity by 2025 d l i h ldi i b  Major goals and policies supporting…  Coordinated Regional Planning  Economic and Workforce Development for a Competitive Marketplace  Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization  Smart Growth based on Ahwahnee Principles & Landscape of Choice  Integrated Multi-Modal Transportation Network, with Transit–Oriented Activity C y Centers and C Corridors  Focus on Affordable Housing Throughout Metro Area  Expansion into the Southeast Growth Area  But implementation accomplished through reactions to private development proposals rather than policy direction for strategic growth locations and coordinated infrastructure investmentRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Activity Area Evaluation 2050 Activity Center & Transit Oriented Corridor Map as 20
  22. 22. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail New 2035 General Plan Updates  Plan Update  Key goal is to prepare and adopt a comprehensive and integrated General Plan Update with a new urban form  Plan and Code Update – Existing Land Use  Predominant single-family, low density, and auto-dependent existing sub-urban pattern of developmentRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail 2035 General Plan and Code Update New Urban Form  Defining ‘Areas of Change’ versus ‘Areas of Stability’  Re centers a revitalized downtown as region’s Re-centers primary activity center  New growth focused around bikeable/walkable neighborhoods and transit corridors  Fosters residential and commercial density that supports transit  Conserves prime farmland p  Accomplishes energy and water efficiency and conservation  Overcomes serious poverty and fiscal constraints  Prioritizes key infrastructure investments to support population and job growth projections 21
  23. 23. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Neighborhoo Characterization Areas of Change, Stability od iRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Activity Area Evaluation Activity Areas Evaluation and Refinement Study as 22
  24. 24. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Public Transportation Infrastructure Study and BRT Transit Investment Recommendations for Metro Area:  Increase people and businesses in Downtown Fresno and in high-capacity Transit Corridors, with a priority on making downtown more attractive to pedestrians  Plan for and build TOD housing developments for a mix of middle and lower incomes, and familiesRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail For all 3 Lan Use Scenarios Future High Capacity Transit Corridors nd s t 23
  25. 25. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail San Joaquin Valley Blueprint  Eight MPOs planning in unison  Adopted 12 Blueprint Smart Growth Principles  Adopted preferred growth scenarios for each county  Prepared “best practices” planning tools  To be implemented regionally and locally by the:  Sustainable Communities Initiative — Smart Valley Places y  14 of 16 Urbanized Areas in the Eight County San Joaquin Valley — Partnering with CA Partnership, CSU Fresno, Regional Policy Council and COGs, Central California Economic Development Corp, and Four NGOs – with the objectives to:  Drive the goals and objectives of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley’s Strategic Action ProposalRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Responsible Water Resource Management  Comprehensive and Strategic Planning  Metropolitan Water Resources Master Plan  Urban Water Management Plan  Demands of a growing community  Over 50 billion gallons/year delivered  Industry base heavy in agriculture and food processing  Reversing the Declining Water Table 24
  26. 26. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Responsible Water Resource Management  Current Supplies Just Meet Demand  95 000 AF/yr – Kings River entitlements 95,000  60,000 AF/yr – Federal CVP Contract  Innovations to create future supply  Conservation / current metering program  Enhanced water storage and recharge  Water banking and exchange contracts  Enhanced recycle and re-useRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Enhanced Recycling and Re-Use  City currently processes nearly 70 million g gallons/day of wastewater lots of potential! / y fp  Potable water sources currently used to irrigate large greenspace areas parks, school grounds, cemeteries, golf courses  Currently some limited recycling use some feed and fiber crops, one golf course  Current challenge: develop a system that enables greater re-use, and thereby frees up a new potable water supply 25
  27. 27. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Enhanced Recycling and Re-Use  How do we get there?  Enhanced and higher-level treatment processing at the plant higher level Need $  Construction of water re-use facilities “upstream” Need $  Installation of an extensive Purple Pipe System Need $Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Energy Efficiency Projects  Fresno using integrated programs f focusing on existing buildings, land use, g g g , , and transportation planning  Using funding from DOE EECBG, State CPUC, and State CEC  Comprehensive energy surveys and retrofits  Savings per homeowner is $200 to $400/mo.  Financing is the major barrier to more retrofits  Property Assessed Clean Energy ( p y gy (PACE) financing ) g  Working with PG&E to promote energy efficiency and lower power costs for industrial users 26
  28. 28. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City of Fresno Renewable Energy Deployment  City of Fresno has a history of renewable energy deployment gy p y  3 MW solar production — 1.3 MW more planned  9 MW bio-gas production  Deployment of new solar power projects estimated to save the City $2.9 million over the next 20 yearsRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Clean Transportation  Fresno’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program  Innovative technologies for traffic synchronization  Notable d ti N t bl reductions i emissions, f l consumption, and t in i i fuel ti d travel ti l time  Traffic Operations Center  90 synchronized signals  Funding is secured for 240 additional signals by 2015  700 tons of emission reductions annually  Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan  Installed three miles of Class I bike paths and 30 miles of Class II bike lanes  Fresno installed more miles of bikeways in 2010 than any other city in the nation except for New York City  Alternative fueled and reduced emission vehicle fleet  Largest in the Valley  533 vehicles in service: over 80% heavy duty trucks and buses  92% of refuse trucks LNG-powered: 134 in service  67% of bus fleet CNG-powered or hybrid: 74 units in service  64 light hybrids 27
  29. 29. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Clean Air VehiclesRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Downtown, Neighborhoods , g & Housing 28
  30. 30. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Existing Conditions  About 1.5 million sq. ft. of vacant office and retail space p  About 1.5 million more sq. ft. of vacant or underutilized land  Fulton Mall operating at 6% of its economic potential  Ground floor rents as low as 50¢/s.f.Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Vision for Transformation 29
  31. 31. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Approach: 4 “Floors”4321Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Roles & Responsibilities Developers, Business FLOOR City/RDA PBID Property Owners Owners Customers Input on policy Input on new rules, Market Visit, dine, Eat,, decisions such as infrastructure businesses shop, enjoy, shop enjoy4 drink, Fultons future needs, policy aggressively, policy live, decisions policy decisions decisions love it Invest in Advocate for Market spaces to Start businesses Move into infrastructure downtown, report tenants downtown, residential3 Fill it on development explore second units market locations downtown Allow Advocate Restore vacant e te ta entertainment e t for public o pub c bu d gs, build buildings, bu d district uses investments, new space2 Build it report on development market Get the rules Promote Input on new rules, Input on new Input on right, plan downtown, special infrastructure rules, plan plan vision1 Plan it, prep it infrastructure, figure out Fulton events, increase visitor comfort needs, political decisions vision, political decisions and political decisions Mall’s future 30
  32. 32. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail In the past year… Over 1,000 People provided input on the future of DowntownRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Economic Development Existing & Sustainability & Housing Existing & High Speed Rail Fulton Analysis of Parks Plans Corridor Downtown Analysis Policy Market Neighborhoods Analysis Analysis Fulton Mall Fulton Mall Health High Speed Cultural C l l Retail R il Impact I Train Station Landscape In theSummaryyear… past Assessment 14 different Alternatives Report Analysis and analyses and technicalUtilities Existing Historic Resources reports Infrastructure and Wet Policy Frameworkwere completed for the Downtown plans Conditions Report Parking Phase I Preliminary Street and Public Environmental Investigation Tree Transportation Site Assessment of Historic Precedents Conditions Resources 31
  33. 33. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development 55 N Fulton & Sustainability & Housing64 N Fulton& High Bank Speed Rail rehab of Italy rehab 19 studio finding live music club apartments tenant(s) Broadway Ballpark Downtown First 5 Lofts L ft Cafe C f Bistro Bi t Commission C i i 12 projects rehab new 23 live-work child care units facility Karma Restaurant in pipeline or completed Fresno Station Fulton Village & Lounge ACEL Charter School in last year new 47 apartments & Office Bay Mayflower Tioga-Sequoia Heroes Apartments Microbrewery Sports rehab Lounge & 18 units Pizza Co.Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Sudz in the City 32
  34. 34. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail ArtHopRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Neighborhood Revitalization  Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan: Restore the historic neighborhoods that encircle Downtown g Fresno into healthy, mixed-income communities that are desirable for their quality of life and their proximity to a revitalized City center  Lowell Neighborhood as the pilot project  Quarterly community meetings  Resident associations  Targeted resources from the City  Traditional Code Enforcement unit transitioned to “Community Revitalization” unit for the City of Fresno 33
  35. 35. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail PlansRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Lowell Profile  13,844 population  Individuals below poverty level 70% U.S. 12%  Language other than English 70% U.S. 18%  Owner occupied housing 17% U.S. 66%  Median household income $14,213  Lowell Elementary School www.city-data.com  English language arts proficient 17% CALIFORINIA 46%  Free/reduced lunch 100% CALIFORINIA 54% 34
  36. 36. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail BoundariesRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Current Situation 35
  37. 37. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Measureable Outcomes  Crime Statistics  Home Ownership  Property Values relative to nearby neighborhoods  Lowell Test Scores and Attendance  Investment  Private: New Construction, Renovation ,  Public: Streets, Parks…  Walkability 278 N. San Pablo 72/100Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Housing Statistics  At the end of 2010: 46.1% of borrowers owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth  First-time, entry-level homebuyers in Fresno according to CAR  Fourth quarter of 2010: 80%  Last year at the same time: 77% of first-timers could afford to buy  In our targeted neighborhoods  Less than 50% homeownership rates  Over 25% high cost primary mortgages 36
  38. 38. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail Bank Owned Properties d  169,000 Total Dwelling Units  REO: 2.3%Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail City Administered Housing Programs  HOME and CDBG Funded Programs: housing rehabilitation, homebuyer, new construction, senior paint Assisted thousands of households since 1992  NSP1: housing acquisition, rehabilitation and resale Purchased 72 homes  NSP3: pending contract encumbrance underway  ESG  HPRP  State Funded: CalHome Assisted 60+ households purchase a home  State Funded: Infill Infrastructure Grant Project 37
  39. 39. 9/13/2011Regional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional Transportation  High Poverty DevelopmentContext Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail TEMPERANCE ARMSTRONG MINNEWAWA Areas (40%+) MILLBROOK SUNNYSIDE High Poverty Areas CHESTNUT FOWLER WILLOW CLOVIS FRIANT LOCAN CEDAR PEACH MAPLE COPPER  Overlapped with INTERNATIONAL BLACKSTONE GRANTLAND VALENTINE BEHYMER CORNELIA BRAWLEY VAN NESS Community BLYTHE MAROA MARKS BRYAN HAYES PERRIN FRUIT WEST PALM POLK 41 SHEPHERD Plan Area NEES TEAGUE NEES ALLUVIAL ALLUVIAL HERNDON HERNDON y SIERRA SIERRA BULLARD BULLARD BARSTOW BARSTOW SHAW SHAW GETTYSBURG GETTYSBURG ASHLAN ASHLAN DAKOTA DAKOTA SHIELDS SHIELDS CLINTON CLINTON MCKINLEY MCKINLEY OLIVE OLIVE BELMONT BELMONT NIELSEN TULARE WHITESBRIDGE KINGS CANYON KEARNEY BUTLER CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA CHURCH CHURCH JENSEN JENSEN ANNADALE ANNADALE NORTH NORTH MUSCAT MUSCAT CENTRAL CENTRAL FIG POLK MARKS WALNUT EAST CORNELIA HUGHES ELM HAYES PEACH WEST FRUIT BRYAN BLYTHE CHERRY CLOVIS GRANTLAND VALENTINE MAPLE BRAWLEY CEDAR FOWLER ORANGE CHESTNUT WILLOW SUNNYSIDE MINNEWAWA LOCAN ARMSTRONG TEMPERANCE MALAGA MALAGA AMERICAN AMERICANRegional Business Workforce Resource Management Downtown, Neighborhoods Regional TransportationContext Development Development & Sustainability & Housing & High Speed Rail HOME Program Priorities Adopted by Council on December 16, 2010  Program Policy: Funding priority is given to projects that will revitalize Downtown Fresno and the surrounding established urban neighborhoods that are burdened with high concentrations of poverty.  Program Priorities include:  Projects that leverage City HOME Program funds  Projects that generate additional revitalization or investment  Fund developers/investors that are locally owned  Mixed-use and mixed-income projects  Adaptive re-use of historic buildings  Infill development  Access to transit  Support projects that create local jobs and/or provide training or education for local workers  Access to amenities  Readiness  Low Construction Costs  Capacity  Green Building 38

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