published on May 7, 2018 - 2:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Tiny homes and a new place for seniors in Clovis are the recipient of awards meant to acknowledge smart growth and planning.

The San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards, presented by the Community and Regional Planning Center at Fresno State and American Planning Association, highlights “visual examples of attractive, functional and environmentally friendly projects.”

The City of Clovis’ “Cottage Home Program,” won an Award of Excellence in the Downtown Revitalization category. The program allows residents with large enough backyards facing alleyways to build a small home on the back portion of their yard.

The program includes basic floor plans, as well as construction plans to solicit contractor bids. There include three different architectural elevations, with a fee waive on plan check services.

In the Residential Development category, Magnolia Crossing won an Award of Excellence. The $10 million, 48-bed community in Clovis offers senior living services for mixed-income clients.

Award recipients will be recognized at the 13th annual San Joaquin Valley Policy Conference hosted by the Stanislaus Council of Governments at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Modesto on May 9-11. The 2018 San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards Luncheon is scheduled at the conference for May 11at noon. For more information, visit

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