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Got Place? Downtown Fremont Gets Creative

Recipe for city place-making: Start with a diverse and innovative population. Add proximity to transit. In a separate bowl, create policies that encourage pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use development styles and buildings. Stir and bake for a vibrant gath…
t is in its early stages of creating a new Downtown that attracts people…ts before buildings. We are using existing Downtown public spaces such as streets

Slideshow of Downtown Living in Fremont

Over the summer, Paragon Apartments opened their doors to a whole new housing opportunity in Downtown Fremont. This is first residential project to be constructed within the Downtown core boundaries and was built by Urban Housing. The project brings an a…
doors to a whole new housing opportunity in Downtown Fremont. This is the first residential proje…ct to be constructed within the Downtown core boundaries and is an Urban Housing vent

The Proof is in the Parking Lot: Black Friday Reflections and Fremont’s Retail Mix

As retailers get ready for the holiday rush, we thought we would take a step back and consider the broader retail landscape. As a city with rapidly changing demographics, Fremont has experienced firsthand the phenomenon of store offerings not keeping up w…
including Downtown

This is NOT Mad Men: The Question of Hierarchical Space in Fremont’s Future Civic Center

On TV’s “Mad Men,” the 1960’s office design is iconic for its period: once through the front door, layers of receptionists, secretaries and cigarette smoke all shield corner-office executives from visitors, colleagues and staff alike. The corner office is…
s Plans for Downtown

Wheels and Walls: The Food Truck Trend and Why We Like It

Last Friday was the seasonal debut of Street Eats, a food truck event sponsored by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. Over the next few months, a rotating list of trucks selling everything from Korean barbecue to cupcakes to ceviche will descend on Capitol …

Fremont Talks Transportation and Infrastructure at its Third Annual Legislative Event

Last Thursday, the City of Fremont kicked off its third annual Legislative Event at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley Hotel, where the following speakers dove into topics like regional transportation, infrastructure and how to build an innovative city t…

FUSE” – Fremont’s Effort to Bring the Underground Arts Scene Above Ground

The former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg declared that “Cities must be Cool, Creative, and In Control”(1) . In Bloomberg’s article he states that in an increasingly competitive landscape, in order to keep and attract talent, being “cool” counts. Th…
is entering into its first stage of downtown development to create a central place for …ng lot of the Town Fair Shopping Center in downtown Fremont were transformed into a hotbed of

Not Your Grandma’s Chamber of Commerce: Three Things Happening Now in Fremont

At the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, we still do things you might expect a Chamber to do. We provide networking and marketing opportunities for our members, we cut ribbons on new businesses, and we regularly get our members involved in regulatory and polic…
day street fair in downtown Fremont that brings hundreds of thousands of… we will be resuming Fremont Street Eats in downtown Fremont …ty within Fremont. We brought Street Eats to downtown Fremont to encourage attendees to become acc

Fremont’s Downtown on the Rise Demolition Celebration: Paving the Way for Fremont’s New Downtown

Fremont’s Downtown is on the rise, and the City is keeping the momentum going with its most recent event — the “Downtown on the Rise Demolition Celebration,” which took place yesterday morning.
s Downtown is on the rise…Downtown on the Rise Demolition Celebration… connecting Downtown Fremont… that ran on KQED about our plans to build a Downtown. It talked about Fremont being a

Come for Art; Stay for BART

At last weekend’s Festival of the Arts event — a street fair extravaganza spanning two days, 700 booths, and more than 300,000 people — the City of Fremont teamed up with BART to highlight the upcoming opening of the Warm Springs/South Fremont Station.
When can I live in Downtown or Warm Springs