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New 'World's Largest' Fresno Costco Wins Planning Commission Approval
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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February 22, 2024

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On a 4-0 vote, the Fresno Planning Commission approves a new Costco for NW Fresno.

The project at Herndon Avenue and Riverside Drive now goes to the city council.

Plans call for a 32-pump gas station, car wash, and market-delivery option.


A new Costco set for northwest Fresno — billed as the largest Costco in the world — won approval from the planning commission on Wednesday night.

Costco plans to relocate its current location at Shaw Avenue and Golden State Boulevard — opened in 1985 — to Herndon Avenue and Riverside Drive. There is no timetable when construction may start, or when the new Costco will open.

The new location will feature a 219,000-square-foot main warehouse, which will include space for deliveries, known as market delivery option.

Pari Holliday, a Costco development director, downplayed the size.

“That is a miscommunication because of the MDO component. This particular location is going to be a standard-sized Costco warehouse, with a last-mile delivery service,” Holliday said.

New Location Will Feature a Car Wash and 32-Pump Gas Station

Holliday did say that more than 60% of Fresno households are Costco members, and the retailer is the largest contributor of sales tax revenue to the city.

The Costco will feature its standard gas pumps — 32 in all, more than at the Shaw/Golden State location — and new for the Central Valley, a car wash. Costco says the gas pumps at its current location will remain.

City planner Steve Ramirez told GV Wire that Costco plans to continue operating the gas station at its current location, even when the warehouse store moves.

New and Upgraded Traffic Signals

Traffic impacts are expected — the new Costco will feature nearly 900 parking spaces. The city imposed mitigation measures to help alleviate traffic congestion. These include new and upgraded turn signals.

With the 4-0 vote on Wednesday night, the project moves to the Fresno City Council for final approval. That is scheduled for March 7.

Commissioners Peter Vang, Monica Diaz, Jacqueline Lyday, and Kathy Bray voted in favor. Brad Hardie abstained while DJ Criner and Haley Wagner were absent.

A look at where the new Costco in northwest Fresno would be built. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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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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