Oakland, Calif.—The city of Fremont, Calif., recently celebrated the groundbreaking of Locale @ State Street, the first mixed-use development in downtown Fremont. Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, the new transit-oriented residential and retail development was made possible by means of a public-private partnership between the city of Fremont, TMG Partners, SARES-REGIS Group and SummerHill Homes. The development encompasses six acres.
Locale @ State Street is divided into two parcels, each one of which features a five-story podium building. The front of each podium building is reserved for multiple Capitol Avenue retail spaces. In back, private garages within the podium structures are provided for rowhouse units. On upper levels, stacked flats mix with three-story row houses to provide a broad array of residential options, extending from one to four bedrooms. All units will be for-sale plans.
Situated within walking distance of the Fremont BART station, Locale @ State Street will offer 81 flats and rowhomes, and 76 on-grade attached rowhomes for a total of 157 residences. Common-area amenities include a fitness studio, bike share program, outdoor spaces with barbecues, lush landscaping and seating areas for residents to gather. Approximately 21,000 square feet of ground-floor, street-front retail and restaurant space directly along Capitol Avenue will make for a vibrant urban experience enjoyed by both residents and visitors.
“Locale @ State Street is a catalyst project for Fremont’s downtown,” said Jessica Musick, associate principal for Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY.
“The development team worked closely with the city to create a project that meets the city’s vision for active, pedestrian-oriented mixed-use destination. The mix of housing types offers residential options in a walkable downtown environment, unlike anything else in Fremont. The character of the architecture and its details lean towards an urban aesthetic, reflecting upon the values and desires expressed by the community.”
Added Robert Freed, CEO of SummerHill Housing Group: “Our goal is to produce high-quality housing located near jobs, transportation and existing services. Residents will enjoy an exceptionally designed community, as well as a convenient lifestyle in this centric location. We are proud to put our name and reputation on Locale @ State Street, Fremont’s first mixed-use development in downtown Fremont.”