Undaunted by the so-called "death of redevelopment," several California cities have pushed to reinvent -- a.k.a. redevelop -- their downtown cores. And it appears to be working.
The San Jose Mercury News recently reported that the city of Fremont is breaking ground soon on its extension to Capitol Avenue, creating a new "Main Street" for its Downtown District. And Fremont is not alone. Stockton also has a plan to "Bring Downtown Back." In Southern California, The Desert Sun reports that Palm Springs is moving forward with its downtown redevelopment.
So perhaps redevelopment ...
According to an article in the Mercury News, Fremont may use eminent domain process to buy land needed for proposed downtown, the City of Fremont's City Council will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday to consider the adoption of a resolution of necessity to acquire a property for the Capitol Avenue Extension Project. The impacted property is located at 39138 Fremont Blvd., and it consists of 65,150 square feet of land improved with a three-story building.
The Mercury News article indicates that the staff report supporting the adoption of the resolution of necessity provides ...
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