Policy Summary

This provision establishes use and activity standards for the City's “corner commercial” category of development, which allows for certain small-scale commercial uses on corner lots on major streets, including “healthy food grocers.”

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name Fresno
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

See reference to promoting health (§ 15-2722.I.1) and healthy food grocer (§ 15-2722.D.4).

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Indicates that the special zoning use for "Corner Commercial" must be "oriented to serve the immediate neighborhood, promoting health, and facilitating a sense of community between neighbors" and be complementary to the character of the surrounding neighborhood.

Has a stated intent or purpose?

The purpose of this section is to allow for the development of small-scale, neighborhood-serving commercial establishments that can provide convenient, walkable access to important amenities and that can increase the sense of community and value to the surrounding neighborhood. § 15-2722.A.

Includes definitions?

§ 15-6802.

Addresses implementation?

If the Director determines that the proposed use or building is allowed as a matter of right by this Code, and conforms to all the applicable development and use standards (e.g., Corner Commercial § 15-2722), the Director shall issue a Zone Clearance. § 15-5103.

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in the Fresno, California Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15 - Citywide Development Code, Including Revisions, Part III - Regulations Applying to Some or All Districts, Article 27 - Standards for Specific Use and Activities. History: Added Ord. 2015-39, § 1, eff. 1-9-16; Am. Ord. 2018-25, § 26, eff. 6-11-18; Am. Ord. 2018-66, § 47, eff. 1-18-19.