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Preliminary Review Procedure

Developers may submit their development to the Planning Department for a Preliminary Review Procedure (PRP). The Planning Department reviews the plans from several different aspects. Within 30 days, the Planning Department will prepare a report of issues it finds with the preliminary plans. Developers use this information to decide whether to go forward with the process and to help them shape their Development Application.

Developers are encouraged to hold a Community Courtesy Meeting with affected residents at this stage even if they have held one before. The Planning Department does not attend those meetings. Again, residents should voice any concerns directly to the Planning Department.

The City of Fremont's Development Activity web page has a map and a chart of active Development Applications.


BLACOW COTTAGES PRP(PRP2018-000008)

39392 Blacow Rd in the Irvington Community Plan Area.
Application's City Staff Project Planner: James Willis jwillis@fremont.gov

The existing 1923 house will be demolished. This is located on Blacow Rd. between Mowry Ave. and Stevenson Blvd.

  • 8 single-family houses on 1.19 acres
  • Planned District of approximately 4,000 sq. ft. lots
  • Each townhouse will have a side-by-side 2-car garage
  • Access will be off Blacow Rd.
  • This is a DRG Builders, Inc. project
  • FREMONT HUB MIXED-USE PRP (PRP2018-00004)

    The Fremont HUB in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Joel Pullen jpullen@fremont.gov

  • 303 apartments above retail in a 6-story building
  • Two levels of underground parking
  • Some of the current HUB buildings will be demolished
  • This is a KIMCO project
  • BELL STREET HOUSING PRP (PRP2018-00002)

    4103 Mowry Ave in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: David Wage dwage@fremont.gov

    The Islander Motel will be converted into an Affordable Housing project.

  • 119 units on 1.97 acres
  • The motel units will be converted into 65 studios plus a manager unit
  • Some studios will be ADA accessible
  • A new 4-story building with 53 family apartments will be built off Bell St.
  • This is a Resources for Community Development project
  • MOWRY AVENUE TOWNHOMES PRP (PLN2017-00326)

    1357 Mowry Ave in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Bill Roth broth@fremont.gov

    This is the 1880 Champion House property near where Mowry Ave. intersects Peralta.

  • 4 townhouses on 0.57 acres
  • The 1880 Champion House will remain and a new garage will be added
  • Access will be off Mowry Ave. on a driveway at the side of the property
  • This is a Spatial Art Innovations project
  • Interesting information at The Library of Congress.

    OSGOOD II MULTIFAMILY PRP (PLN2017-00248)

    42021 Osgood Road in the Irvington Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Terry Wong twong@fremont.gov

    This is adjacent to Osgood Residences.

  • 140 flats in a 5-story building on 1.96 acres
  • 70 units will be rental and 70 will be condominiums
  • A garage for the residents is on the ground level
  • A mechanical parking system will be used
  • Access to and through the garage is a private street off Osgood Rd.
  • It will share a driveway with Osgood Residences
  • This is within the Irvington BART Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay
  • This is a SiliconSage Builders project
  • WASHINGTON VILLAS PRP (PLN2017-00045)

    3811, 3825 and 3839 Washington Blvd in the Irvington Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Wayland Li wli@fremont.gov

    The three parcels in this development include the Casa Robles restaurant at 3839 Washington Blvd., the ca. 1890 Jackson House-Tailor Shop at 3825 Washington Blvd. and the 1916 home at 3811 Washington Blvd.

  • 65 condominiums plus 5,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space on 0.98 acres
  • 5-story mixed-use complex
  • Three residential levels on top of a two-level parking garage
  • Two-bedroom units
  • An historical evaluation will be done on the old homes
  • This is within the Irvington BART Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay and the Irvington Town Center
  • This is a Calpac Development Group project
  • THE ARGONAUT PRP (PLN2016-00427)

    4190 Mowry Ave in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Steve Kowalski skowalski@fremont.gov

    This is where the Union 76 gas station currently stands at the corner of Argonaut Way and Mowry Ave. at The Hub.

  • 58 condominiums in a 6-story building on 0.51 acres
  • Five residential levels
  • Three garage levels; two of which are below ground
  • Access will be off Argonaut Way
  • This is within the City Center Community Plan Urban Neighborhood area
  • This is a Tecta Associates project
  • OMAHA WAY HOMES PRP (PLN2016-00275)

    Omaha Way in the Warm Springs Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Wayland Li wli@fremont.gov

    This is three vacant parcels adjacent to Highway 680 off Omaha Way which is off Yucatan Dr. near East Warren Blvd.

  • 20 single-family houses on 6.8 acres
  • There will be a new street parallel to Yucatan Dr.
  • The new street will connect via East Warren Blvd. and Omaha Way
  • The backyards have an earthquake fault line running through them
  • This is a Wanmei project

  • US GYPSUM SITE PRP (PLN2014-00157)

    August 2015 Note:
        "US Gypsum was removed (from the Development Activity Table) after
        the developer informed the City that they would not be pursuing the project."

    37887 Shinn St. in the Central Community Plan Area.

    This is on property currently owned by U.S. Gypsum along the south side of Alameda Creek near Niles.

  • 451 total residential units on approximately 35 acres
  • 156 single-family dwellings and 295 townhouses
  • 501 CRYSTALLINE DR PRP (PLN2016-00082)

    January 2016 Note: "Withdrawn"

    501 Crystalline Dr. in the Mission San Jose Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Assistant Planning Manager: Wayne Morris wmorris@fremont.gov

    This is located near the South Mission 680 interchange.

  • 36 single-family houses, a club house, tennis courts, and walking trails on 18.29 acres
  • Large 3-story houses with 3 or 4 bedrooms
  • Access will be off Crystalline Dr. onto two public frontage streets
  • This is a Universal Dragon Investment project
  • WARREN RESIDENTIAL PRP (PLN2016-00385)

    February 2017 Note: "Inactive"

    111 E. Warren Ave. in the Warm Springs Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: James Willis jwillis@fremont.gov

    This is located on the Warm Springs Church property.

  • 20 townhouses in four 3-story buildings on 1.01 acres of a 2.22-acre parcel
  • Each townhouse will have a side-by-side 2-car garage
  • 10 on-site guest parking spaces
  • This is a Robson Homes project
  • DECOTO ROAD MIXED-USE PRP (PLN2016-00394)

    5/30/17 Note from Planner: "The applicant has formally requested to withdrawn their application."

    4178, 4194 and 4268 Decoto Rd. with frontage on Fremont Blvd. in the Centerville Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: David Wage dwage@fremont.gov

    Submitted as formal application PLN2017-00224 in early 2017

    This is located in three parcels behind the intersection of Decoto Rd. and Fremont Blvd. that had been part of the proposed Route 84 corridor between I-880 and Mission Blvd. and has since been abandoned. This is the current location of Regan Nursery which has been given an extension of their lease until December 2016. Parcels Map

    The City purchased this site in 1988 for the Rt. 84 extension and sold it to SiliconSage Builders in June 2016.

  • 114 condominiums and 185 townhomes, plus 16,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space on 9.59 acres
  • The two buildings on Fremont Blvd. with condominiums above retail space will be 5 stories
  • The building on Decoto Rd. with a ground-floor clubhouse and condominiums will be 4 stories
  • Parking will be in a basement garage under the retail buildings, in the townhouses, and outside on site
  • Each 3-story townhouse will have a side-by-side 2-car garage
  • Access will be off both Decoto Rd. and Fremont Blvd.
  • This is a SiliconSage Builders project
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