Description: Challenge to redevelopment of area in downtown Fresno.
Downtown Fresno Coalition v. City of Fresno
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/14/2016 Opinion Download Opinion issued. California Court of Appeal Upheld Environmental Review for Downtown Fresno Project. The California Court of Appeal declined to overturn approvals for the reconstruction of the Fulton Mall area in downtown Fresno. The appellate court found that the City of Fresno had not prematurely approved the project in advance of its CEQA review. The court also found that the CEQA review was legally adequate, including its assessment of the project’s greenhouse gas emissions. The court noted that the City had presented an “extensive rationale” for its determination in its initial study that impacts on greenhouse gas emissions would not be significant and that the City therefore had no legal obligation to do more than “succinctly discuss” such impacts in the environmental impact report.