High-speed rail's effect on Fresno's Chinatown topic of meeting Thursday

The Fresno BeeSeptember 4, 2013 

Chinatown Revitalization Inc. is hosting a meeting Thursday for property owners and businesses in the historic Fresno district to learn more about how high-speed rail could affect the neighborhood.

The meeting is from 4 to 6 p.m. at David's House of Worship, 912 F St. The program will include maps of the approved railroad route and parcels that the California High-Speed Rail Authority expects to buy to make way for the rail line and structures including new Tulare and Ventura street under the tracks.

"Two properties, from what we have heard, have been sold, with many tenants unsure of their future or what exactly is going to happen," said Jeremy Brownstein, Chinatown Revitalization's board chairman. "The rail authority has submitted an offer and the threat of eminent domain for our ... property in China Alley, which we will also be discussing."

Details: (559) 201-8696.

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