The Link @ Blackstone

There is a brand new living community going up on the corner of Blackstone and McKinley Avenues. They have made huge progress on site during the last few weeks and their website says units should be available this spring. Here is some copy from their website…

Affordable house redefined

If you’re searching for affordable apartments for rent in Fresno, California you won’t want to miss The Link @ Blackstone! Located within a thriving and vibrant community, our spacious one, two, and three bedroom apartments provide you with state of the art amenities including a medical clinic, dedicated senior center as well as a fully equipped resident clubhouse and business center just to name a few! Whether you take in the views from your private balcony or venture out to picturesque downtown Fresno you’ll love living at The Link @ Blackstone. Each apartment home is designed with your comfort in mind and has stylish touches in premium materials and finishes that will make you proud to call The Link @ Blackstone your home. Coming soon in Spring 2021! Don’t miss your chance to live at Fresno’s premiere affordable housing community. Affordable living never looked this good! Income restrictions do apply.

While I am excited that a new affordable housing unit is going up so close to Fresno City College and that the architecture of the building is very easy on the eyes I am bothered by just one thing. While the mock up on their website is very well done and does actually mimic the building going up right now they conveniently omit the train tracks that run right next to them. I think that’s a little deceptive in my book and I hate that if you are in the low to moderate income bracket and need affordable housing you just have to settle for a place that probably wouldn’t rent very well to people of modest means. That’s just a whiff of discrimination against poor people isn’t it?