505 Building in Fremont Sees Possible Redevelopment

FREMONT – A well-known building in Fremont may see some changes in its future.

The 505 Building located in Historic Downtown Fremont may potentially be redeveloped. Executive Director with MainStreet Fremont, Shannon Mullen, says a local developer is working on the building.

“It’s an ongoing project that is a local developer and a group of people that are working to rehab the beautiful 505 Building,” said Mullen. “And the intention or hope is that it will become a 32-room Boutique Hotel, with an upscale restaurant on the main level, and possibly a bar and restaurant on the bottom floor, too.”

This is just part of the organization’s overall solution to downtown development. MainStreet Fremont’s vision of a revitalization program also includes the newly formulated Downtown Business Improvement District, and a temporary greenspace project. Mullen says MainStreet Fremont is always working to enhance and improve Historic Downtown Fremont.

“We continue to work on opportunities such as enhancing Christmas decorations,” said Mullen. “I know the city is going to be working on Park Avenue, starting in September, as far as resurfacing and putting in additional historic light poles. That has been a plan for quite a while.”

The appearance and aesthetic value of downtown Fremont has always been important to MainStreet Fremont. All of their projects for 2017 are part of a strategy to create vibrant outdoor spaces and to generate public awareness and involvement in the city’s future development.

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