A 21st century city.
What exactly does that look like?
The way we see it, a city is responsible for more than just keeping the water in your taps running, making sure the traffic lights function, and filling in the occasional pothole. Sure, all those things are important.
But what’s equally important is creating a distinctive sense of place that reimagines the role our City plays. We’re thinking about the needs of future workers, families, startups, mom-and-pop shops, and high-tech companies.
How do we make it as easy as possible for someone to set up their business in Fremont? Do we have transit options for those who’d rather trade in their cars for bikes, buses, or trains? How do we create the perfect central gathering place where people can run into friends and neighbors, grab a bite to eat at their favorite food truck, or catch a late-night movie?
These are the types of questions that provide us with a sense of purpose and get our creative juices flowing.
We’re rethinking what a city should be: diverse, sustainable, transit-friendly, and even eclectic.
Fortunately, we have 90 square miles and more than 50 million square feet worth of flexible space to serve as a giant living laboratory where we can see this imaginative planning come to life.
If you ask someone today what they view as the center of Silicon Valley, they’re likely to call out the HP garage of Palo Alto, the Googleplex in Mountain View or Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park. But who’s to say that five years from now, they won’t be saying Fremont?