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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.


501 CRYSTALLINE DR PRP (PRP2018-00022)

501 Crystalline Dr. in the Mission San Jose Community Plan Area.
Application's City Staff Project Planner: Aki Snelling asnelling@fremont.gov

This is located near the South Mission 680 interchange.

501 CRYSTALLINE DRIVE (PLN2017-00148) Authorized* 3/14/17

  • 28 single-family 2-story houses on 18.29 acres
  • Walking trails
  • Access will be off Crystalline Dr.
  • Earth Systems Pacific's earthquake fault zone determination was peer reviewed by the State and City of Fremont
  • This is a Universal Dragon Investment project
  • Previously 501 CRYSTALLINE DR PRP (PLN2016-00082) which was withdrawn January 2016

    3515 WALNUT AVE APARTMENTS (PRP2018-00020)

    3515 Walnut Ave in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: David Wage dwage@fremont.gov

    This is adjacent to Paragon Apartments.

  • 247 apartment units on 2.75 acres
  • Parking structure wrapped with 5 stories of residential units
  • This is a Fore Green Development LLC project
  • 3411 CAPITOL AVE MIXED-USE PRP (PRP2018-00018)

    3411 Capitol Ave in the Central Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: Steve Kowalski skowalski@fremont.gov

    This is where the Schoeber's Athletic Club used to be located and that building will be demolished.

  • 84 residential units in a six-story mixed-use building on 1.25 acres
  • Two-level, at-grade parking garage, and 14,400 sq. ft. of retail space
  • This is a SPSD Developers LLC project
  • IRVINGTON SENIOR HOUSING PRP (PRP2018-00013)

    4038 Irvington Ave in the Irvington Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: David Wage dwage@fremont.gov

    This is at the corner of Fremont Boulevard in the Irvington Community Plan Area. This property is within the Irvington BART Transit Oriented Development Overlay.

    The project will require a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the land use designation from commercial to residential, but it is exempt from a GPA Screening Process because 100 percent of the units are affordable.

  • 94 supportive senior housing units in several sections ranging from 3-story to 5-story
  • All resident parking will be on site
  • Existing trailer sales lot and buildings will be demolished
  • This is an Abode Services project
  • MISSION PARADISE MIXED USE PRP (PRP2018-00011)

    270 Washington Blvd in the Mission San Jose Community Plan Area.
    Application's City Staff Project Planner: David Wage dwage@fremont.gov

    This is at the corner of Ellsworth Street adjacent to Tavares Realty. This property is within the Mission San Jose Town Center, which allows mixed-use developments with both residential and commercial spaces.

  • 15 3-story townhouses and 3,231 square feet of commercial space in three buildings
  • All resident parking will be on site; commercial parking will be on site and on street
  • Existing buildings will be demolished
  • This is a Green Globe 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.

    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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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