A Brief History of Fresno’s Spiral Garage

When city leaders approved the spiral garage 51 years ago, they hoped it would strengthen the Fulton Mall, which had been closed to auto traffic just a few years prior. The city initially approved building the garage in February 1968. The minutes of the mee...

The Future of Fulton Street, Finale: Parking

GV Wire concludes its series touring Fulton Street. I asked our host, Craig Scharton from the Downtown Fresno Partnership, how much turning Fulton Mall into Fulton Street costs. ”$22 Million, about the cost of a freeway on-ramp,” Scharton answers. Most of t...

Fulton Street Tour, Part 3: Will it Succeed?

We continue our tour of the soon-to-be-reopened Fulton Street with Craig Scharton with the Downtown Fresno Partnership. And, we are what could be called the heart of Fulton and the city, the Pacific Southwes...

The Future of Fulton Street Part 2

In the second of a series anticipating the reopening of Fulton Street, GV Wire took a look at some of the historic buildings in downtown including the old JC Penney building and the Patterson building. Craig...

The Future of Fulton Street

In the first of a series anticipating the reopening of Fulton Street, GV Wire took a walking tour of the iconic location in downtown Fresno. Craig Scharton, the interim president/CEO of the Downtown Fresno Partnership, served as our tour guide. In this f...

Fresno Promotes New City Manager From Within

It turns out that a nationwide search to fill a top role in Mayor Lee Brand’s administration was just down the hall. Today (April 20), Brand announced Wilma Quan-Schecter as new city manager. It is a promotion ...