The awards just keep on comin’! Fremont received the “On the Ground – Getting it Done: Project in a Priority Development Area” award from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), which recognizes cities, towns, and counties that are doing their part to develop sustainable communities.
Participating projects were judged on their ability to create strong communities with a diversity of housing, jobs, transportation, and activities and services that meet the daily needs of residents.
The City of Fremont took home the gold for its efforts to implement its Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan. ABAG specifically recognized the City for its ability to face insurmountable challenges, Fremont’s vision and leadership, and the steps it took to reinvent and transform itself.
The plan lays out a vision for a transit-oriented innovative employment center, and implementation efforts have already begun with the following:
- The opening of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station in late 2015
- The approval of the Conceptual Design and Feasibility Study for the Warm Springs West Access Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza
- The agreement solidified between the City and Union Pacific Railroad to relocate a rail spur that enables the BART pedestrian bridge to connect with Innovation Way
- The commencement of the final design work of the Union Pacific Railroad rail spur and its corresponding environment draft document
- The sale of Union Pacific Railroad’s “south parcel” to Thermo Fisher Scientific and Tesla Motors and “north parcel,” adjacent to BART, to Lennar Corporation
- The agreement between Fremont Unified School District and the residential developers involved in Warm Springs/South Fremont to build a new elementary school
The City of Fremont is making tremendous strides toward its transit-oriented innovation district, and is proud to announce that it continues to receive recognition for its efforts.