Fresno City College is finally slated to get a new parking structure that will have up to 1,000 parking spaces and cost an estimated $15 million to build.
The State Center Community College District board voted Tuesday evening to approve the project, which will replace existing surface parking spaces in Lots P and T.
The district is attempting to expedite the design and construction of the structure through a design-build bond, which allows an agency to contract with a single entity for the design and construction work. However, a recommendation to the board isn’t expected until December 2019, according to spokeswoman Lucy Ruiz.
More parking is regularly a top concern for Fresno City students. The campus has about 3,000 stalls for over 22,000 students, and the district has attempted to move its offices to accommodate more.
Measure C, a $485 million bond passed in 2016, initially included $50 million for parking improvements at the college, though some of that money was later reallocated for a new math and science building. Improving facilities for police and fire academies remains another top concern at the district.