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Fresno to evaluate building Pike’s Place-style farmer’s market near Chukchansi Park

A permanent farmer’s market may be on its way to downtown Fresno. 

The Fresno City Council unanimously approved an agreement on Thursday with an architecture firm to evaluate 735 H Street, which lies just south of Chukchansi Park between Inyo and Mono Streets, for conversion into a farmer’s market, retail and commercial space. 

In total, the contract with TAM+CZ Architects, a Fresno-based architecture firm, will run the city $80,000. 

There is currently a single-story warehouse on the site that was constructed in the 1950s. 

The warehouse also has a basement underneath that will require structural evaluation and hazardous materials testing. 

If completed, the city is looking at building 218 new apartment units next to the rehabilitated warehouse, which would contain 24,000 square feet of retail space. 

There would also be a parking garage with 312 stalls, according to early renderings. 

The contract runs through April 1, 2022. 

Here is a look at the initial renderings:

Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.