September 5, 2017 > Downtown block party heralds Future Fremont
Downtown block party heralds Future Fremont
Submitted By City of Fremont
Downtown Fremont is on the rise! The former Town Fair Shopping Center buildings are scheduled to be demolished in early September in preparation for the development of the future Downtown Community Center (Phase 1 of the Civic Center project). The demolition will take approximately three months; however, construction for the Downtown Community Center is not anticipated to begin until summer 2019.
In the meantime, the site will be transformed into a vibrant and inviting temporary plaza by the placemaking curators, Public Space Authority (PSA). PSA will work with the City to create a temporary plaza that will include food trucks, outdoor games, public art and music, a beer garden, maker space, and regularly scheduled community events. The plaza will open in April 2018 and pilot concepts that can later be integrated into the permanent plaza designed for the new Downtown Community Center.
PSA will host its first event, the Future Fremont Block Party, on Saturday, September 16. The family-friendly day will feature live music, food, local makers and artists, and interactive exhibits designed to gather community input on the vision for the future Downtown Community Center plaza.
Future Fremont Block Party
Saturday, Sep 16
Noon Ð 7 p.m.
Capitol Avenue, between State and Liberty
For more information: http://www.fremont.gov/Downtown or http://www.sanjosemade.com/future-fremont-block-party