Fresno's Parking Lot Boom

Fresno County has 443,000 licensed drivers -- and almost as many parking spaces. Is it time to change zoning codes?

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July 16, 2000, 9:30 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


Fresno code demanded 400 stalls for the Frenso Wal-Mart approved at Palm and Herndon avenues. But the retail goliath, known for its ample parking lots, plans 1,100 stalls to serve a 141,000-square-foot store. Fresno is following a US trend toward overbuilding parking lots, at the cost of creating unattractive "dead space" throughout the County. Author Cyndee Fontana reviews the pros and cons of building parking.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

Sunday, July 16, 2000 in The Fresno Bee

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