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Conceptual Rendering of Academic Building

FCC New West Fresno Center

Architect: SIM-PBK
Contractor: Harris Construction, Inc.
Location: 600 E. Church Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706
Webcam: Live view of construction site

Monumental Moments - Storytelling & Envisioning Events

Come share your stories to inspire the art that will adorn the West Fresno Center's new fountain. Join artist Teresa Flores as she leads two upcoming community engagement events where all are invited to share stories related to West Fresno. Print photos, record stories and write or draw your favorite places, people, businesses, memories, and visions for the future of your neighborhood! These will go on to inform the painted tile artwork to be installed around the new Fresno City College West Fresno Center water feature.

Tuesday, October 4,  11AM-2PM at FCC Art Space Gallery. All are invited to share stories related to West Fresno. Print photos, tell stories and write or draw your favorite places, people, businesses, memories, and visions for the future of your neighborhood! These “monumental moments” will help inform the art that will adorn the Fresno City College West Fresno Center’s new fountain. This is intended to be a drop-in workshop and was previously scheduled for September 13. Light refreshments will be provided.
Address: Fresno City College, 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741. Art Space Gallery is housed within the Art and Home Economics building, next to the main fountain.

Community Update Event

The West Fresno Center is taking shape! Come an learn about the types of classes that will be offered at this new center. Updates will also be presented on the fountain art project and an overview of the Student Services will be given. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, October 20, 6PM-8PM
Address: Gaston Middle School, 1100 East Church Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706

For more information and to register, please check out the Eventbrite site

Project Description & Updates

Through the Educational Master Plan and extensive meetings with students, staff, and community members, there was a clear need for a new college center in the West Fresno area. This satellite campus will serve as the new home to the Career and Technology Center (CTC).

The project will construct facilities for the Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Programs from both FCC and CTC; in addition to constructing an academic building facility for general education classrooms and student services. This campus will provide the West Fresno community with a complete college center offering diverse educational opportunities, from career technology courses to transferable college credits.

Through donation and purchases, land was acquired in June 2018, and SIM-PBK was selected as the project architect. Division of the State Architect has approved the plans for the new campus. The Board of Trustees approved a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) in February 2020 to encourage the use of local labor and SCCCD graduates. 

The new campus will be an open campus with a park-like setting including bicycle and pedestrian paths to facilitate engagement with the outdoors and green space as well as biking and walking to work, school, and home. This park setting will also include an urban forest and bio-retention system to promote ground water recharge. A central feature of the campus will be the central plaza and water feature. The water feature will include an integrated art piece.   

To promote sustained engagement with the community, the district partnered with the Fresno Arts Council to publish a Request for Proposal to qualified artists with a connection to Fresno. The artwork had to celebrate the cultural diversity and unique sense of place of West Fresno. Submissions were evaluated by a community leadership committee. The selected artist, Teresa Flores, will be engaging the local community and Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School students through outreach events to gather stories, history and ideas about West Fresno to help inform the painted tile vignettes that will be featured in the water feature artwork. The first event was held at BBQ Bob’s in West Fresno on August 26, 2022. Community members shared their stories and thoughts for the future of West Fresno via a recording booth and other media. The next event will be September 1st 5-8PM at the  Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission and September 13th from 11am-2pm at the Fresno City College Art Space Gallery. 

As of October 2022, installation of insulation, drywall, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and telecommunications is ongoing. The exterior finishes are also underway. Pouring of the pervious concrete pedestrian and bike pathways and laying of the permeable concrete pavers at the pedestrian plaza has begun. Structural steel erection for the shade structures has also begun. Anticipated completion date is spring 2023.

Project Planning Meetings

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: May 17th, 2019
Purpose of Meeting: Custodial & Maintenance Meeting
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Date Posted: 6/28/19

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: January 24th, 2019
Purpose of Meeting: Community Meeting
Attachments:

Date Posted: 6/28/19

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: November 9th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: TCC Grant
Attachments:

Date Posted: 06/28/2019

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: October 12th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Allied Health Meeting
Attachments:

Date Posted: 02/04/2019

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 28nd 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Open Forum Meeting
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Date Posted: 10/03/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 14th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Allied Health, Science Labs, & Student Services
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 13th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Community Visioning (Red Dot/Green Dot)
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 12 th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: CTC-AutoT ER/EP
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 7th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Allied Health & Student Services
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Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 5th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: City of Fresno Pre-Development
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: September 4 th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: City of Fresno & MLK 2500 Development Coordination
Attachments:

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Project: Draft West Fresno Plan Layouts
There are two options with two floors each.

Attachments: Option #1

Attachments: Option #2

Date Posted: 10/04/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: August 30th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Faculty Red dot/Green Dot
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Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: August 22nd  2018
Purpose of Meeting: Project Update
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Date Posted: 09/25/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: July 26th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Project Update
Attachments:

Date Posted: 08/24/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: July 22nd 2018
Purpose of Meeting: General Education & Non Instructional Spaces
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Date Posted: 10/19/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: July 12th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Proposed Plan
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Date Posted: 07/27/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: June 22nd 2018
Purpose of Meeting: West Fresno Campus
Attachments:

Date Posted: 09/25/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: June 15th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Programming Meeting Agenda
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Date Posted: 08/24/2018

Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: May 21st 2018
Purpose of Meeting: SCCCD West Fresno Campus
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: May 4th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Programming Meeting
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Project: West Fresno Campus
Date: April 18th 2018
Purpose of Meeting: Kick-Off Meeting
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Date Posted: 08/24/2018