Welcome to The Development Digest, a monthly guide delivering the latest news from Fremont's Community Development Department.

Construction Activity at Development Services Center

This month, construction activity began for a new roof installation at the City's Development Services Center, located at 39550 Liberty Street in Fremont. This will be an ongoing construction project over the next few months.

If you plan to visit the Development Services Center during this time, you may experience limited parking space and construction noise.

We will do our best to limit the disruption to visitors and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this project.

Groundbreaking for New Affordable Housing

Last month, the City celebrated another milestone for affordable housing, the groundbreaking of Warm Springs Village Apartments and “final pour” for the foundation! Built in partnership with Eden Housing and located directly across from the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station, this development will provide 132 affordable rental apartment homes for families in Fremont.

The complex, located at 45108 Tom Blalock Street, will consist of two buildings and include 6,000 square feet of commercial space, a community room with a kitchen, a community courtyard, computer labs, bike storage, laundry facilities, and offices for management and resident services. Green features will include solar systems, drought resistant landscaping, and electric vehicle charging stations. A pedestrian-friendly park is also planned between the two buildings.

The units at Warm Springs Village Apartments will be for households earning between 30% and 60% of the Alameda County area median income. View the latest figures.

To receive information when the units become available, sign up for the City’s Affordable Housing Interest List.

Warm Springs Village Apartments is estimated to be complete in winter 2020 and part of Metro Crossing, a new master planned development in the Warm Springs Innovation District that will include 1,001 total residences and nearly two acres of parkland.

Fremont Solar Workshop and Tour

This Saturday, learn all about installing solar for your home! The City of Fremont is hosting a free Fremont Solar Energy Workshop and Solar Tour on Saturday, October 5.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., attend the Fremont Solar Energy Workshop at the Irvington Community Center, 41885 Blacow Road, to learn about the basics of solar technology, the benefits of going solar, and how to access discounts for solar installations and zero emission vehicles through the Bay Area SunShares Program

After the workshop, attend the self-guided Fremont Solar Tour from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to visit homes throughout Fremont that have installed solar. This is an opportunity to see solar systems up close and hear Fremont households talk about their experience and reasoning for going solar. Several homes will also be showcasing other sustainability features, including electric vehicles and drought-friendly landscaping.

By attending these events, you will learn how to save money on your home utility bills, cut your gas costs, reduce your greenhouse gas footprint, and drive on clean energy!

Learn more and register today!

These events are co-sponsored by the Business Council on Climate Change and the Northern California Solar Energy Association with support from East Bay Community Energy.

Education Workshop for Fremont Landlords

The City's Housing Division and Human Services Department are hosting a free landlord education workshop on code enforcement in Fremont. Our Code Enforcement team ensures that rental properties comply with building and housing code standards that affect tenants’ health and safety. All landlords and property managers who own or manage rental properties in Fremont are encouraged to attend.

Fremont Landlord Workshop
Wednesday, October 16
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fremont Main Library, Fukaya A Room
2400 Stevenson Boulevard, Fremont

Learn more and register!

Temporary Town Fair Plaza Closes

Time to say goodbye! Fremont's Town Fair Plaza has closed to make way for the construction of the new Downtown Event Center and plaza, which is Phase 1 of the City's Civic Center project. Fremont Street Eats has relocated along Capitol Avenue between Liberty Street and State Street and will continue every Friday night until October 25.

The Town Fair Plaza was created as a temporary community space to pilot event ideas and concepts that Fremont residents brainstormed and showed interest in. Feedback from these events will be incorporated into the future permanent one-acre downtown plaza and 13,400-square-foot Downtown Event Center.

The upcoming Downtown Event Center and plaza will facilitate the programmatic needs of Fremont’s culturally diverse and innovative community and feature an alley for food trucks and a garden breakout space under a tree canopy for sports, concerts, markets, and maker fairs. 

While construction is underway, event activation will continue to take place in Downtown Fremont as the City identifies alternative locations and opportunities for additional programming.

Use the Citizen Access online tool to access permitting information, request a building inspection, and submit a concern to Code Enforcement.
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