Artist Walk Mixed-Use Transit Development Near Ace & BART Signs 65% of Retail Space as Apartments Also Commence Leasing in Fremont’s Historic Centerville District

Blake|Griggs Properties, Artist Walk, Fremont, Centerville District, Bay Area

Blake|Griggs Properties, Artist Walk, Fremont, Centerville District, Bay Area

185-unit Luxury Community by Developer Blake|Griggs Properties Announces 6 Retail Tenants Lined Up for Walkable Plaza and Street-front Spaces

Fremont, CA (June 14, 2017) — With pre-leasing of its rental apartments now underway, the Artist Walk mixed-use property in Fremont’s historic Centerville District announced today that 65% of its 30,0000 square-feet of retail space is already leased or in-contract to six tenants ahead of planned completion of the project later this year. The transit-oriented development (TOD) is a project of Danville-based Blake|Griggs Properties, a private real estate investment, development and services company with a $4.5 billion track record.

Retailers now set to open at Artist Walk include Bun Appetit hand-crafted bakery, Orange Theory Fitness, Sola Salon Studios, Mediterranean-specialty restaurant Lala Kabob House, milk tea/juice tea/juice bar purveyor i-Tea, Asian-food café Chengdu Hot Pot, and De Ala Dental, according to Ryan McNamara, Sr Development Director for Blake|Griggs.

“Artist Walk offers beautiful new apartment homes with retail space along activated plazas, bringing new energy to the popular, historic Centerville district,” said McNamara. “Centerville is regaining prominence as thriving area, thanks to its adjacency to the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train station basically across the street and the growing activity in the area.”

Artist Walk is a rare, well-designed mixed-use community of housing, walkable shops and restaurants, he added. A new private street through the property named “Artist Walk Common” offers a connection from Post Street to Fremont Boulevard onto landscaped plazas fronted by retail storefronts.

Residents leasing in Artist Walk’s first building at 3888 Artist Walk Common and Fremont Blvd. can take occupancy August 1, with buildings two, three, four and five opening through November.

When fully complete, Artist Walk will include the 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail space along Fremont Boulevard, 185 apartments, a public courtyard, large water fountain and a 1,900-square-foot private community room available to residents for art exhibits and meeting space. The apartments feature in-unit washer/dryers, nine-foot ceilings and private balconies. The resident amenity package includes a business center, clubhouse, resort-style pool, pet spa and bicycle maintenance room. Rents for the market-rate housing start at approximately $2,200 per month.

“We designed the amenities and lifestyle at Artist Walk to provide a respite when you get home, yet close to employment centers, shopping, entertainment, shoreline parks, the East Bay hills and more,” said McNamara.

The project is a block from the ACE train station, 2 miles from BART, and easily accessible to Interstate 880, the Dumbarton Bridge and Silicon Valley.

Artist Walk is a joint venture development of Blake|Griggs and JD Capital. Financing was provided by PCCP, LLC. Design is by BDE Architecture and Architects Orange and the general contractor is Western National Builders.

For retail leasing, contact Adria Giacomelli at (925) 997-2307 or Fernando Cuebas at 925.460.9290. For residential apartment leasing, visit the website at or call 510.552.1501.

About Blake|Griggs Properties
Danville, CA-based Blake|Griggs Properties, Inc., is a private real estate investment, development and services company with a $4.5 billion track record and a $750 million current pipeline of new development projects. Its strategy is to acquire, develop, lease and manage high-density multifamily residential, mixed-use, and retail projects primarily located in “in-fill” markets along the West Coast, with a primary focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by founders Brad Blake and Brad Griggs, Blake|Griggs is locally-responsive and sensitive to the communities and neighborhoods in which it operates. It studiously avoids formulaic methods, instead taking a hand-crafted, tailored approach to each project. For more information, visit us at

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