Gentrification fears loom over Fresno City College’s forthcoming $86.5M West Campus

Fresno City College’s West Campus comes with big promises to the people of southwest Fresno, from dual enrollment opportunities for high school students, to cutting-edge technical training in building electric vehicles.

But talk of these promises incited a tense back-and-forth between west Fresno residents at a community meeting Thursday night.

Will the campus live up to these promises to a community “under siege,” as community members described it, or fall prey to gentrification?

Situated on Church and Walnut avenues, the $86.5 million campus will offer proximity to higher education that southwest Fresno has never seen before, city college leaders said.

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