Iron Bird Lofts

Community & Regional Planning Center

The Community and Regional Planning Center (CRPC) is a joint venture at Fresno State between the College of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and OCED. It serves as the administrator of the San Joaquin Valley Regional Blueprint Toolkit - an online repository of resources and tools for Valley planners - as well as a resource hub between the regional initiatives of its participating organizations (above). Through collaboration with numerous partners, CRPC links technical assistance providers to Valley communities and serves as an information hub and resource for planning-related knowledge and research, peer learning networks, and expertise.



Pictured above is the Iron Bird Lofts in downtown Fresno which combines living, retail and commercial space. This is an example of the City using mixed-use development to support smart growth principles by creating compact walkable communities. Iron Bird Lofts consists of 16 three-story townhomes, 48 lofts and 16 two-bedroom flats, ranging from 900 sq. ft. to 1,600 sq. ft.(Photo used with permission by Fresno Redevelopment Agency.)

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4/16/15-Mendota Farmer's Market

 Mendota Farmers Market


Above Fresno State students tending to a booth at a Mendota weekly Farmer's Market on April 15. A team of seven students created a community questionnaire and walkability assessment tool as part of their Recreation Administration Research and Evaluation in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism course. The tools created will supplement the CRPC's StreetsAlive: a Walking and Bicycling Audit Program in the cities of Avenal, Mendota, Orange Cove, and San Joaquin.



Mendota Farmers Market


Above Students handed out questionnaires to the public that asked a series of questions about the sidewalks, street connectivity and overall safety while walking and biking in the city of Mendota. A total of 45 surveys were collected (a 65% response rate). Ages of participants ranged from 10 to 64 years old. The students will present their findings as part of their class final and the questionnaire and walkability assessment tool template will be replicated throughout the Central Valley by CRPC.

For more information about StreetsAlive, click here.

4/15/15-Walkability Workshop

Avenal Rotary Club


Above Jenna Chilingerian, CRPC coordinator and John Gonzalez, program assistant presenting a Walkability Workshop on StreetsAlive: A Walking and Bicycling Audit program at the Avenal Rotary Club. The next workshop will be April 16 in Orange Cove at 6:00pm. For more information about StreetsAlive, click here.