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File #: 21-0443    Version: 1 Name: Fresno County Industrial and Business Campus
Type: Agenda Item Status: Morning Session
File created: 5/7/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/24/2021 Final action: 8/24/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: 1. Consider and approve a location consisting of approximately 2,940 acres generally bounded by North Avenue to the north, Peach Avenue and State Route 99 to the west, Fowler Avenue to the east, and American Avenue to the south, for further County staff study for a proposed future Fresno County Business and Industrial Campus (Fresno County BIC); and 2. Direct staff to develop an Initial Infrastructure Assessment assessing infrastructure availability and needs to serve the proposed future Fresno County BIC, and return to the Board of Supervisors with the assessment information and for further direction; and 3. Determine that approval of Recommended Actions Nos. 1 and 2 are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code 2100, et seq., and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption with the Office of the Fresno County Clerk.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Exhibit A - Existing Zoning, 3. Exhibit B - Location Map, 4. Exhibit C - Location Map, 5. Exhibit D - Location Map, 6. Additional Information
DATE: August 24, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Steve Brandau, District 2
Buddy Mendes, District 4

SUBJECT: Fresno County Business and Industrial Campus

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Consider and approve a location consisting of approximately 2,940 acres generally bounded by North Avenue to the north, Peach Avenue and State Route 99 to the west, Fowler Avenue to the east, and American Avenue to the south, for further County staff study for a proposed future Fresno County Business and Industrial Campus (Fresno County BIC); and

2. Direct staff to develop an Initial Infrastructure Assessment assessing infrastructure availability and needs to serve the proposed future Fresno County BIC, and return to the Board of Supervisors with the assessment information and for further direction; and

3. Determine that approval of Recommended Actions Nos. 1 and 2 are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, Public Resources Code 2100, et seq., and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption with the Office of the Fresno County Clerk.
REPORT
Approval of the Recommended Actions would direct staff to begin studying the feasibility of a proposed future Fresno County BIC by developing an Initial Infrastructure Assessment assessing infrastructure availability and needs to serve a proposed future Fresno County BIC at the location identified above, and to return to your Board for further direction.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may determine not to approve the Recommended Actions which would result in no additional work being undertaken relating to studying the feasibility of a proposed Fresno County BIC. Additionally, your Board could determine to modify the proposed boundary or identify other unincorporated areas in which to locate a proposed future Fresno BIC.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Approval of the Recommended Actions represents a Net County Cost. Funding to prepare the Initial Infrastructure Assessment is anticipated to be alloca...

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