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Fresno Backtracks on $500,000 Refund to Local Developer
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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December 8, 2021

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Fresno officials have backed away from a plan to refund $517,000 to a prominent local housing and retail developer.

Kashian Enterprises, L.P. had been seeking a return of city fees it paid as part of its Maravillosa senior housing project at Campus Pointe, just east of Fresno State. An agreement to repay the money to Kashian was scheduled for City Council approval on Dec. 2, but was pulled from the agenda at the last minute.

“We came up with some resolutions that will have mutual benefits in the future in terms of housing that doesn’t cause us to go backwards to reimburse fees that have already been paid,” Mayor Jerry Dyer said Tuesday.

Developer: Fees for Redundant Services

The developer has argued that the fees it was required to pay to the city for parks and police services should have been waived since Fresno State provides both amenities to the large shopping and retail campus. Kashian paid the fees under protest as part of a 2007 settlement agreement with the city.

The item returns to the City Council for consideration on Thursday. However, no mention of a refund is included.

Dyer said he would rather incentivize housing projects, but did not offer specifics as to what is now being offered to the Kashian group.

Councilman Tyler Maxwell, who represents the area, offered no comment when asked by GV Wire. A spokeswoman for Kashian company did not respond to GV Wire’s request for comment.

Land Leased to University Corporation

The land is owned by the California State University Board of Trustees. It is in turn leased to the CSU Fresno Association, Inc. — the entity that handles certain school businesses — which is in turn leased to Kashian.

“The main thing is we all work together and make sure in the future that we have housing in Fresno,” Dyer said. “We have an incredible demand for people to live here. But, we cannot meet that demand with the supply we have which is driving the cost of housing.”

The Maravillosa housing development at Campus Pointe, near Fresno State, is across the street from the Save Mart Center. (GV Wire/David Taub)

 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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