2023 Community Report

Community Engagement


Construction Updates Parking Structure Since 2020, Fresno City College has had five major construction projects funded by Measure C which was approved by voters in 2016. The long-awaited parking structure was the first project to be completed and opened in December 2022. For decades students, employees and the community have asked for a parking structure to help alleviate the lack of parking at the college. Now, it is a reality! The structure includes: • 5 parking levels • 862 total parking stalls • 126 additional adjacent surface parking stalls West Fresno Center Opens The opening of the West Fresno Center on August 7 was historic and successful with 1000 students attending classes. The center sits on 39 acres with 110,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and automotive lab space located at Church and Walnut Avenues. The West Fresno Center will provide much-needed access to higher educa- tion and offer diverse training opportunities in the automotive industry.

The $87.1 million project is funded by $70 million from facilities bonds and $16.5 million from the City of Fresno’s Transformative Climate Community (TCC) allotment. TCC funds are given to disadvantaged communities to provide local economic, environ- mental and health benefits while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the City of Fresno is providing off-site improvements, a new neighborhood park and improved public transportation services to the new campus with its electric transit buses.

First Responders Campus The First Responders Center is on approximately 40 acres at Willow and North ave- nues in Southeast Fresno. The Police and Fire Academies share the campus. In late August, the academies began moving in. The $46.1 million campus houses fire training structures, a scenario village for police training and simulation spaces. Funding for the campus came from Measure E (2002) and Measure C (2016) bonds. The design of the First Responders Campus is unique with modular construction. The American Modular Systems design team worked with the Fire and Police academies in planning the space at the new campus. New Science Building The new $88 million science building will feature modern labs across several science disciplines and will also house Design Science Middle College High School, tutorial spaces and flexible student study areas. The new building is being built along Black- stone and Weldon avenues. When it opens, it will help alleviate some of the parking demands on campus and will serve as a new front door to the college. Construction began in June 2021 with an anticipated opening in June 2024. Child Development Center Increases Size The $16.8 million Child Development Center is a two-story facility and will offer an engaging environment that promotes both early childhood development as well as higher education in early childhood development. With over 24,500 square feet of space, it will more than triple the amount of space at the current center. The current facility, built in 1985, consists of roughly 5,326 square footage in modular buildings. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.


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