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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Butterfly Gardens

The City of Clovis welcomes Butterfly Gardens, the first permanent, supportive housing development in the city, which broke ground Friday, May 14 at the corner of Willow and Holland Avenues.

Once completed, Butterfly Gardens will house up to 75 individuals, including those with disabilities who are at-risk of becoming homeless. A 24-hour live-in support staff will provide services for residents, including job training and mental health services.

The project is being built at a location which is zoned for high-density housing, as determined by our most recent, state approved, Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

Clovis Mayor Jose Flores and City Councilmembers Lynne Ashbeck and Vong Mouanoutoua attended the event and participated in the groundbreaking ceremony.

Councilmember Vong Mouanoutoua, Mayor Jose Flores, Councilmember Lynne Ashbeck attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

Mayor Flores said, “Butterfly Gardens represents a strong effort by many to provide hope for the most vulnerable in our community.  It is exciting to see a developer taking advantage of our recently changed zoning laws and the resulting opportunity.  We welcome the future residents of this critical community to Clovis and look forward to wrapping arms around them so they can reach their full potential and enjoy everything Clovis has to offer.”

The City of Clovis is proud to be supporting this project by providing funds to help reduce development impact fees and through assistance by city staff to provide direction on funding applications and land use approvals.

Our community has seen an increase in unhoused individuals in the past few years and this project will provide housing for some of those individuals in a high quality, safe environment.

Construction of Butterfly Gardens is expected to be completed July 2022.