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Fremont Commons (Mixed Use Project)

Postby Brad » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:27 am

Fremont Commons (Mixed Use Project)

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FREMONT, Neb. — Two brothers are betting the time is right for Fremont to embrace the kind of mixed-use real estate development that they’ve watched succeed in Omaha’s Aksarben Village and Midtown Crossing.

Brad and Bruce Nelsen announced Wednesday that they are creating Fremont Commons, a 127-acre retail and residential development on the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Highways 30 and 275. Groundbreaking is projected in about one year.
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Postby S33 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:09 am

Wow, great news for Fremont. 127 acres is a pretty large development.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:53 am

Cool!  This should be amazing for Fremont and I like how it is on the east side of 275.  I get the feeling that Fremont is really going to take off this decade.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:47 am

Ok I did some research and it looks like this developer has experience with projects to include residential and shopping, what Village Pointe dropped the ball on.

Kierland Commons in Scottsdale looks pretty great.


Housing options above shopping.

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It is surrounded by parking, but it is far more compact in the "Main Street" part than Village Pointe.

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It also includes this awesome 9 story residential building.

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This should be a pretty amazing project.

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:09 am

Thats a little ways outside of Fremont but is encouraging growth towards Omaha.  Fremont sprawl has begun!!!

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:48 pm

What an exciting announcement! It really goes to show that this is not just a bigger city phenomenon, but reflects a much greater, broader cultural desire for walkable, livable communities.

I would have liked to see this on underutilized land near downtown Fremont, or on a brownfield nearer to downtown, rather than on a greenfrield site near the highway--but I'll take it.

This is the type of development, along with a revitalized downtown, that would make excellent transit nodes for hooking Fremont up with commuter routes to Omaha.
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Postby Big E » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Other than it being planned as one development, that really isn't any different than the intersection of Hwy 30 and Bell Street in the middle of Fremont.

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Postby OmahaJaysCU » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:10 pm

250,000 SF of retail space, on top of the 400,000 SF outlet malls and the expansion of Nebraska Crossing?  Me thinks we'll have a bit of a oversupply in the near future.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:34 pm

But the more good retail space we get, the more we just have an over supply of bad retail space that can be adaptively reused!
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Postby Garrett » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:52 pm

Streets, I would of thought you would hate this development. Compared to the Arizona one, ours is..... blegh.
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Postby nebugeater » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:13 am

Axel wrote:Streets, I would of thought you would hate this development. Compared to the Arizona one, ours is..... blegh.



I am betting that if this development takes off and is completed he will change is user name to StreetsofFremont
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Postby joeglow » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:21 pm

I am absolutely shocked by Street's reaction to this.  How is this any different than many developments on Omaha?  Our neighborhood (area surrounded by major roads) has apartments in 2 spots and is connected to 2 commercial developments (one mostly office/dental/Doctor, etc. and the other mostly retail).  And this is at 138th and Q.

I fail to see how this would fit your desires at all.

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Postby riceweb » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:27 pm

I didn't want to be the first to say it; I completely agree with joeglow and Axel. This seems like nothing special, is not even remotely dense, and doesn't seem mixed-use to me.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:17 am

Actually, I don't think the rendering above my initial post was displaying when I commented... or I wouldn't have sounded as optimistic. :)

Basically, the description in the OWH article (below) sounded quite wonderful.  The schematic rendering above, however, looks like a very typical suburban PUD. What worries me most now, having seen that graphic, is that it seems to feature the dreaded and pointless "buffers" between the single-family housing, multi-family housing, and the retail area.

As envisioned, Fremont Commons will be home to about 250,000 square feet of retail space, 15,000 square feet of office space, 250 multifamily housing units, 119 lots for single-family homes, a 135-room hotel and 150 senior-living units. The development will be wrapped around a 23.5-acre lake and park.

Brad Nelsen said he pictures a movie theater, restaurants and retail shopping, all within walking distance, in a development anchored by Lake Victor Community Park.


As mentioned, though this sounds like mixed use, it really is a suburban PUD, which puts it somewhere on the spectrum between Village Point on the low end of land-use, and MTC and AK Village on the high end.
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Postby Garrett » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:30 pm

I dunno, even Village Pointe looks more walkable than that. This thing looks more like L Street Marketplace with a few things added.
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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:11 am

Axel wrote:I dunno, even Village Pointe looks more walkable than that. This thing looks more like L Street Marketplace with a few things added.


Walkable? From where, your car?  :;):
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Postby S33 » Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:11 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:
Axel wrote:I dunno, even Village Pointe looks more walkable than that. This thing looks more like L Street Marketplace with a few things added.


Walkable? From where, your car?  :;):


How else would one get there, you jackass...

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Postby NovakOmaha » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:12 pm

I lived in Chicago for a while, in the city.  I went with a friend down to Michigan Avenue.  I suppose you'd call that walkable.  We shopped at quite a few stores & my friend bought a load of stuff.  Gotta say, Streets, walkable aint all its cracked up to be.  We had a fun time shlepping all her purchases home on the bus.  She lived near a grocery store & had a wheeled cart she brought from home.  If you wanted a lot of stuff the cart didn't hold it all.  

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Postby Big E » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:06 pm

You went shopping on Michigan Avenue and didn't get home delivery?  How gauche.

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Postby NovakOmaha » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:59 pm

Big E wrote:You went shopping on Michigan Avenue and didn't get home delivery?  How gauche.

:;):


Nope.  They would have used a car.  It would have ruined that "walkable" idea.

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Postby Garrett » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:31 pm

StreetsOfOmaha wrote:
Axel wrote:I dunno, even Village Pointe looks more walkable than that. This thing looks more like L Street Marketplace with a few things added.


Walkable? From where, your car?  :;):

Allow my to rephrase that, you can walk through all of village pointe surrounded by development, where as with that its a sea on one side and development on the other.
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Postby FrontlineOmaha » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:40 am

Is there any update on this project? Still in the works?

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Postby iamjacobm » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:11 am

FrontlineOmaha wrote:Is there any update on this project? Still in the works?


Still trying to make it work.  A lot of the retail has been cut from the plans though.  Fremont is needs to add sewer connections across 275 and they aren't really putting that as a priority right now.

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Re: Fremont Commons (Mixed Use Project)

Postby iamjacobm » Mon May 15, 2017 10:11 am

Long wait, but some new land owners have revived the project.

http://fremonttribune.com/news/local/gallery-east-making-waves/article_a63f1921-e9df-5235-8eb7-2ed823d3fbf1.html

Earlier this week, the official announcement of Gallery 23 East was made, causing a stir throughout the community. During Tuesday evening’s Fremont City Council meeting, the Council voted 7-0 — Councilmember Scott Schaller was not in attendance — to introduce and have the first reading of an ordinance approving the request of Gallery 23 East, LLC, on behalf of Cosentino Holdings, for approval of a zoning change from GC General Commercial and R-3/TND Mixed-Density Residential with a Traditional Neighborhood overlay to PD Planned Development.

“This has to go through Council,” Getzschman said. “And Council will ultimately have to approve their design.”

With zoning approval, the purchased land — also home to a centrally-located 14-acre lake — would provide new opportunities to Fremont in regard to residential living and mixed-use commercial space. Some of these opportunities include plans for single family housing — such as townhomes and rental units — and multi-family apartment buildings.


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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Tue May 16, 2017 4:18 pm

meh

Probably should open a new thread. New name, new concept. I'm glad they toned down the "mixed use" wording.
Available mixed-use commercial space would include office spaces and retail shopping opportunities.


If this magically happens, then the city should look at incentivizing Village Inn to move, tear down Square Tire, possibly tear down JC Penny's (since it will be closed), and extend Bell Street north...somehow linking up with Yager Rd. Then try to get the city to grow north. You know......away from the coal power plant.

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Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Wed May 17, 2017 4:01 pm

All the details of their proposal can be found here : http://www.fremontne.gov/AgendaCenter/V ... 252017-535

It starts around page 37.

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Re: Fremont Commons (Mixed Use Project)

Postby Omaha_corn_burner » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:15 am

There have not been any crops planted on this land and there are for sale signs up around the land.

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