September 16, 2017
Future Fremont Block Party in Downtown Fremont
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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.
Therefore, in an effort to continue to contribute toward creating an active and vibrant Downtown for residents to enjoy and connect with, the site will be transformed into a 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.
The first event hosted by PSA is the Future Fremont Block Party on Saturday, September 16, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Capitol Avenue, between State and Liberty streets. The family-friendly block party will feature live music, food, local makers and artist vendors, and interactive exhibits designed to gather community input on the vision for the future Downtown Community Center plaza. For more information visit our Downtown page or the Event Website.