Questions Received by 1/15/2021
The Better Blackstone Design Challenge (BBDC) has conducted an extensive business, property owner and community resident outreach and engagement process as part of the alternative mixed-use TOD design scenario development process the past 16 months. The BBDC aims to protect and enhance the utility of SR 41 while figuring out ways to encourage and accelerate the development of high density and high intensity mixed-use TOD integrated with affordable and mixed-income housing along the Blackstone Avenue BRT Corridor, focused generally in the four designated Activity Center areas between Barstow Avenue on the north and SR 180 on the south.
Fresno Metro Ministry/Better Blackstone Community Development Corporation (Metro/BBCDC) sub- applicant and project management lead on a Caltrans Strategic Partnership Planning Grant through the Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG), is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to Evaluate the Impact of Better Blackstone Design Challenge (BBDC) Design Scenarios to Densify/Intensify Land Use along Blackstone Avenue in Fresno, CA, in four Activity Center areas, and Recommend Various Future Protections and Enhancements to SR 41 Regional Facility Capacities.
Please Note: The Better Blackstone Design Challenge Traffic Impact Study does not involve or support a CEQA analysis or related environmental study.