Blackstone is the old Highway 41 that cars and trucks took through central Fresno to Yosemite and the coast before Freeway 41 was built in 1980s.
Blackstone Avenue (along with Ventura-Kings Canyon Blvd) will be the launch corridor for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Fresno, slated to begin operations in early 2017.
As a BRT Corridor and designated mixed-use area in the recently adopted City of Fresno 2035 General Plan, Blackstone is a ‘Priority Area for Development Incentives’ along with downtown, established neighborhoods, and south Fresno industry and employment areas.
The Blackstone Corridor area uniquely links six of the seven Fresno City Council Districts (Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7), presenting an opportunity for unified vision, decision-making, action, and results.
All told, the Blackstone Corridor area has the potential to help define or defeat the achievement of economic, environmental and social health and prosperity for Fresno.