City Center Precise Plan and Form-Based Code - Fremont, Califorinia
City Center planning area - existing condition
City Center planning area - public realm framework plan
City Center planning area - illustrative plan
Ilustrative plan of BART station, Washington Hospital, Kaiser Hospital - existing condition
Ilustrative plan of BART station, Washington Hospital, Kaiser Hospital and future T.O.D.
Fremont’s recently adopted and very ambitious General Plan envisions the transformation of the area to the west of their BART station from its current fully suburban condition - with generally low-rise buildings surrounded by large parking lots - to a walkable, transit-oriented urban center.
Under a grant from the Association of Bay Area Governments, the City retained a team led by Raimi + Associates and Sargent Town Planning to prepare a Precise Plan and form-based development code for the area surrounding a recently prepared Downtown Core plan. Through a series of stakeholder interviews and workshops with City staff and the planning commission, the team has clarified the vision and community preferences for this transformation and prepared a series of illustration for selected focus areas.
A fine-grained network of walkable streets and blocks are envisioned throughout the City Center, to be implemented when each area becomes ripe for reinvestment. The development code targets transit-oriented development up to 8 and 12 stories for the blocks nearest BART and two existing hospitals, seamlessly connecting BART to the Downtown Core through what is currently a sequence of parking lots.