At the request of the property owners of 34044 Fremont Boulevard, DCG was asked to investigate the merits of developing their 2.76 acre property located on a busy corner surrounded by existing residential development. A produce stand had been operating on the property since the 1960s. There was also a residential structure and a dilapidated barn located on the property. The barn and a palm tree were both initially viewed as having historic significance.
The prior General Plan and Zoning provided for Medium Density Residential, which made it difficult to realize the optimum, lower-density residential plan for the property. DCG overcame the challenge by acquiring additional acreage from an adjacent Church, which was zoned for Low Density Residential and also involving the Church’s remainder parcel in the project plan. By incorporating the acreage acquired, as well as a Phase 2 plan which contemplated future development on the remaining Church property, the total acreage was increased to 4.55-acres and a blend of Low and Medium density aligned market demand with the City’s density requirements.
DCG developed a conceptual plan that was marketed to the development community. After receiving seven offers for the property, DCG ultimately worked with the property owners to choose Tim Lewis Communities to successfully obtain a Tentative Map for a multi-phase 63-unit residential subdivision on a total of 4.55 acres. This complex “infill” development will help to quell the ever increasing demand for new housing in Fremont. It has the additional benefit of turning what was an underutilized, and somewhat blighted, corner parcel into a new gateway into North Fremont.