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September 25, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

September 18, 2012

Award contract to Gordon N. Ball, Inc. for Deep Creek Road Pedestrian Crossing improvements in the amount of $417, 013.

Accept Highway Safety Improvement funds of $391,400 and transfer to Fremont Boulevard/Alder Avenue traffic signal and pedestrian crossing project.

Authorize purchase order for support of software and maintenance of PeopleSoft HR/Payroll through October 30, 2013 not-to-exceed $252,954.31.

Authorize purchase order for software maintenance of dispatch and records management in the amount of $136,029.

Approve mutual aid agreement with Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

Grant variance for right-of-way dedication and street improvements on Palm Avenue.

Adopt "Open for Business" pledge with East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Accept Urban Area Security Initiative funds in the amount of $750,000 for disaster preparedness

Replace irrigation controllers with Measure WW funds - project budget $694,000.

Reject all bids for construction contract of Phase II Beacon/California/Walnut frontage

Allow alteration of High Town Square Planned District to allow development of 10 dwelling units on 0.64 acres in Irvington.

Approve Conditional Use Permit for a tattoo and body piercing establishment at 40985 Fremont Boulevard.

Grant Laguna Commons acquisition loan in the amount of $2,946,933 for purchase of 1.45 acres at 41126 and 41152 Roberts Avenue. Funds from Affordable Housing In-Lieu Fee Fund.

Settle payments and terminate water facility relocation agreement with Alameda County Water District and former Redevelopment Agency.

Scheduled Items:
Approve Downtown Community Plan and Design Guidelines.
Certify Downtown Community Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Report
Create a new Downtown District zone
Adopt new street standards for the District

Introduced as one of the "most important opportunities" in the City that will create a 110-acre "social heart," encourage economic development and an identity for downtown. Envisioned as a transit-oriented development that leverages the existing Fremont BART station and will be a sustainable model neighborhood. Goals and objectives included a "memorable," mixed-use pedestrian-friendly development that uses its connections to transportation and streetscape to support economic vitality, energy efficiency and reflect cultural diversity. The landscape connecting with smaller blocks, open space, civic center and possibly a performing arts center, will highlight public art and visual cues. It will connect Capitol Avenue with Fremont Boulevard and increase retail and residential usage to bring new dwelling units for thousands of new residents. Attractive parking facilities will be created to accommodate visitors and residents. Building in the downtown will be "form-based" allowing diversity within pre-determined a "complete, thoughtful framework providing certainty for developers. Although "zones" of downtown will be diverse, continuity is envisioned throughout.

A complete discussion and brochure of the Downtown Community Plan is available at

Council Communications:
Mayor Morrison appointments to Youth Advisory Commission: Sanjana Gundala, Nishtha Bhatia, Sonia Sachar

Mayor Gus Morrison Aye
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye

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