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My Valley, My Story: Can Trendy Lofts Tempt Mobile Millenials?

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Ezra Romero
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Jordan Gustafson

Our series of first-person audio postcards asked a variety of Fresno residents to share their thoughts about the the removal of downtown's Fulton Mall and the re-opening of Fulton Street. Jordan Gustafson lives in the tallest building in Fresno. It's called the Pacific Southwest (or Security Bank Building) and its front doors exit onto Fulton Street. She's a Clovis native, but she moved to Fresno after living in New York and San Francisco. She loves that she can bike to work at Bitwise Industries. She says she can't wait for Fulton Street to be booming with stores, restaurants and even a bowling alley. While she likes the idea of living downtown, she says she is concerned about homelessness in the area and the affordability of housing in downtown.