In June 2018, the Fremont City Council directed City staff to study the Mission San Jose Town Center to determine the potential for commercial success in the area—with special emphasis on retail, restaurants, entertainment options, and mixed use developments that include housing—and to develop strategies to support it accordingly. The Mission San Jose Town Center is a commercial district near Washington and Mission boulevards, anchored by the historic Mission San Jose church and museum. See a map of the area.
City staff has hired a consultant team with expertise in retail market analysis and urban planning to assist in completing the Mission San Jose Commercial Strategy Study.
On October 18, 2018, City staff and the consultant team held a community meeting at the Olive Hyde Center to collect community input. The meeting was attended by approximately 70 community members, consisting of local residents, business owners, and property owners. At the meeting, community members provided input on what they thought commercial success would look like in the Mission San Jose Town Center and offered suggestions on how to achieve commercial success.