BLOG: County negotiates for Radisson, Club One properties in Fresno

Image Club One Casino and Radisson via Google Street View

Point of interest from the next Board of Supervisors meeting: Fresno County is in real estate negotiations for the Radisson Hotel and former Club One casino properties in downtown Fresno.

Supervisors are scheduled to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss negotiations for 1033 and 1055 Van Ness Ave. Address 1055 Van Ness is the 197-room Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center. The 1033 Van Ness address is the former location of Club One, empty for most of the pandemic and officially closed since the map room moved to Granite Park last year.

Built in 1969, the Radisson property consists of nine stories on a half-acre lot totaling more than 130,000 square feet, according to a property listing. Negotiating with the county for the property is HI Fresno Hotel Holdings, LLC, and owner Mukesh Shah of Torrance.

The Club One property has approximately 26,000 square feet. Fresno Park Tower, LP and Fresno developer Tom Richards of Penstar Group are negotiating with the county for this space.

The nature of the negotiations (purchase, lease, etc.) is unclear, but what is clear is that Fresno County has significantly expanded its office footprint in recent years. In 2020, he leased the former Clovis Costco location, securing 138,000 square feet for the child protective service with a 19-year lease worth $166 million. The county also leased the old Pelco building to Clovis and the Rowell Building in downtown Fresno.

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