Two significant construction projects are in the planning stage for the central California community of Tulare.
Mayor Dennis Medeiros described a future cloverleaf interchange coming to South Tulare and development plans at the International Agri-Center in the city.
The interchange is slated to begin construction in the Fall of 2022, but Tulare is working with the International Agri-Center now on infrastructure improvements, street names, and projects at the 600+ acre facility.
“This has been a long time coming,” Jerry Sinift, International Agri-Center’s CEO said in an Aug. 27 statement. “The interchange will improve traffic flow for events, bring restaurants and hotels to the grounds, and allow us to build stand-alone facilities for indoor conventions and our growing livestock and equestrian events.”
The International Agri-Center first moved to 4500 S. Laspina St. in Tulare for the 1982 California Farm Equipment Show. In the years since, the facility has grown to include 2.6 sq. ft. feet of outdoor exhibit space for World Ag Expo, an Arbor for outdoor events, the Heritage Complex for office tenants, and a learning center/museum, as well as two 60,000 plus sq. ft. buildings for events. The new interchange will allow for further development and use.
The International Agri-Center Board of Directors has approved a preliminary land plan as part of the update to the facility’s Master Plan. The layout is subject to change.
The statement said that anyone interested in working with the International Agri-Center on future projects should contact Jerry Sinift at (559) 688.1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.