The California State University Board of Trustees today approved the Final Environmental Impact Report and other components of the Campus Pointe project at Fresno State.

Trustees, meeting in CSU headquarters in Long Beach, took three actions regarding the project. They certified the Final EIR, approved the proposed Campus Master Plan revision for Campus Pointe and approved an amendment to the 2006/2007 non-state Capital Outlay Program.

The Campus Pointe development will be on a university-owned 45-acre parcel at Chestnut and Shaw avenues. The project will include 160,000 square feet of retail space, a full-service Hyatt Place hotel (197 rooms and meeting space for conferences and social events), 160,000 square feet of office space, and multifamily/senior housing

The property has been leased to Kashian Enterprises LP.

The project is under the oversight the California State University, Fresno Association, the Fresno State auxiliary organization that also developed the Save Mart Center.

In other action today, the CSU Board of Trustees approved the naming of the tower at the Henry Madden Library for Table Mountain Rancheria.

The naming was proposed by Fresno State in recognition of the tribe’s gift of $10 million to the Henry Madden Library construction project now under way. It is the largest single cash gift in the university’s history and will enhance the $105-million Madden Library project, which includes construction of a new building and renovation of the existing south wing. The project will be completed in fall 2008.

Table Mountain Rancheria, which is in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Friant, is a federally recognized American Indian tribe. The tribe has supported numerous efforts to improve health care and education in Central California. The $10 million gift to Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library is the largest by the tribe to support education.

For more information:

Campus Pointe Final EIR available (Includes detailed descriptions of the academic advantages to the university)

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Central California library receives $10 million gift from tribe