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March 3, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

February 23, 2010

Consent Calendar:

Approve Impact Fee deferral for Fremont Main Street Village development at Main Street and High Street in the Irvington District. This is allowed by Fremont's impact fee ordinance and creates a lien of approximately $1.5 million on the property until satisfied. Collection is deferred until date of final inspection, certificate of occupancy or 18 months from permit issuance whichever occurs first.

Vacate Railroad Avenue north of Washington Boulevard overpass and east of former High Street/Main Street intersection. In accordance with a prior agreement, the property will be conveyed to Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) as part of a property exchange to facilitate the Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway Grade Separation Project. As part of the agreement, the former UPRR rail corridor becomes City property.

Amendment of sign regulations to avoid lawsuits that exploit perceived constitutional defects in local sign ordinances allowing additional billboards within a city. New billboards - stationary and mobile - are specifically addressed and forbidden in the City of Fremont.

Other Business:

Adopt a resolution designating Warm Springs BART station area as a Priority Development Area (PDA) through the Focus Our Vision (FOCUS) program which will allow priority grant consideration. FOCUS designation is designed to encourage infill, compact communities, offer a mix of land uses and support revitalization. This area would be added to existing Fremont PDAs in Centerville, Irvington and the Central Business District.

Review draft of "Vision Book" prepared by staff to simplify and illustrate the goals of the new General Plan. Councilmembers were generally enthusiastic about the use of color, pictures and outline of the book. The draft document is available for viewing at the city website and when completed will be printed in hard copy and on the City's website.

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Suzanne lee Chan Aye

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