Fulton Mall in Fresnol (Garrett Eckbo, 1964)

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Fulton Mall in Fresnol (Garrett Eckbo, 1964)

Postby nichols » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm

FULTON MALL in Fresno, CA

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Designed by Garrett Eckbo (completed 1964), the Mall was originally the centerpiece of an effort to maintain downtown Fresno as the region’s retail center. Now, it's threatened as the city seeks to change the face of downtown.

http://tclf.org/content/fulton-mall-fresno-ca

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Postby Lynxwiler » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:09 pm

Dangit! I really like that mall and park. The sculptures and fountains are stunning!

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Postby Miguel » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:28 pm

The California State Historic Resources Commission voted unanimously to determine the Fulton Mall eligible for the National Register of Historic Places listing.

http://archop.org/2010/04/fulton-mall/

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Postby Miguel » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:16 pm

Fulton Mall Walking Tour (with description of all the public art):

http://www.gofresnocounty.com/Fulton%20 ... nIndex.htm

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Postby Miguel » Wed May 05, 2010 3:53 pm

Guys, I need your help:

Garrett Eckbo's six block long Fulton Mall in Fresno, CA is under threat of being destroyed. Help our effort to save this amazing mid-century cultural landscape by joining our fan page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the- ... 7824697844

PS: Spread the word!

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Postby ch » Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:44 am

Fun documentary on the building of the Mall:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj0UTOXwskI&feature=related

The Fresno part starts about 7 minutes in.

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:09 am

Does anyone know what is the latest update and status on the Fresno Mall?
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Postby Miguel » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:35 pm

Hi, FG.

The Fulton Mall was found eligible to be listed in the National Register, but it was not listed due to a lack of clarity of who owns the right of way (property owners on the Mall or the City of Fresno). Nevertheless, because it was found eligible to the National Register, the Mall was automatically listed in the state register ( http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 1215617961 ). Thus any proposed changes to the Mall have to go through an environmental review (EIR) before they can be implemented.

There is a City of Fresno program called the "Fulton Corridor Specific Plan" ( http://fresnodowntownplans.com/project/details/fcsp ), that has proposed 8 different alternatives for the Fulton Mall, from no change, and full restoration, all the way to opening the 6-bock area completely to traffic (see last slides in http://fresnodowntownplans.com/media/fi ... educed.pdf ). After a series of "community-led" meetings, 3 options were picked by a board largely made of property owners around the Mall area ( http://fresnodowntownplans.com/media/fi ... ions_0.pdf ). One of the options is full restoration, and the two others involve the complete destruction of the space. Currently, there is some time until the next part of the process, the environmental reveiw, and there is talk that a couple of additional intermediate options (altering the Mall only in a partial manner) will be brought to the table prior to the environmental review.


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