The Better Block has been hard at work on our upcoming project in Fresno, California. In partnership with the Fresno Council of Governments, Placeworks, California Department of Transportation, Fresno Center For New Americans, Southeast Fresno Economic Development Association, Sigala, Inc., Centro La Familia, and Ventura Kings Canyon Merchants Association, we’re bringing the Better Block project to the 3600 block of Ventura Avenue as part of a larger effort to revitalize the corridor.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 15th, the street will be transformed with street landscaping, live music, mobile food vendors, outdoor seating, an outdoor market and classic car show.
As with all Better Block projects, the Fresno project aims to help area residents and business owners see the potential of the block by temporarily improving its infrastructure, adding programming, and making it a more lively, pedestrian-friendly environment. These temporary improvements will hopefully one day become permanent ones.
The Better Block team will be hosting workshops leading up to the event to build parklets, pallet furniture, and work to repair the street. If you’re in the Central Valley area and would like to participate, you can sign up for workshops here. We are also still accepting vendors to take part in our outdoor market. The sign up form is online here.
Better Block Fresno Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 14th
6 – 9 p.m. : Community Build Workshop onsite
Saturday, November 15th
8 – 10 a.m. : Community Build Workshops onsite
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. : Classic Car Show, Outdoor Market, Outdoor Dining
10 – 11:00 a.m. : Sunnyside High School Marching Band
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Roosevelt High School Mariachi Band