HNC Construction Update

On September 10, 2019, in response to the growing homeless crisis, the Fremont City Council unanimously approved the rear parking lot of Fremont City Hall for the location of the temporary Housing Navigation Center (HNC).

HNC Construction Layout

Construction Timeline

Construction of the HNC will begin the week of February 17, 2020, and is anticipated to continue through July 2020.

Construction Impact

Parking will be restricted within the footprint of the HNC starting on Monday, February 17, 2020, onward. In addition, 10 parking spaces along the south edge of the parking lot, adjacent to 39180 Liberty St., will be restricted during the duration of construction. Sidewalk improvements will be made as part of construction impacting pedestrian access from Liberty Street.

Construction Hours

Currently, construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Construction Updates

March 27, 2020

The contractor continued to install fire and domestic water within the fenced-in area, and building inspection is expected for next week. Concrete walkways south of Building A and east of the temporary HNC site were completed on Friday, March 27. The walkway south of Building B has been demolished to provide access for utility work. Starting the week of March 30, the contractor will start the excavation for underground utilities behind Building B.

The modular buildings that will be used at the HNC have been constructed offsite and will be delivered later next month once all underground utilities within the footprint of the HNC have been completed.

March 20, 2020

The Alameda County “Shelter in Place Order” specifically allows public works construction to continue as it is deemed “essential infrastructure” and includes work related to roads, public transportation, buildings, transportation, and underground utilities (water, sewer, gas, and communications), as well as the construction of affordable housing and housing to support individuals experiencing homelessness. Under this order, the Housing Navigation Center will continue construction and the work activities will be in compliance with Social Distancing Requirements (Section 10c of Order).

This week two trees were removed to provide access for utility work and modular building delivery. The contractor has poured concrete for the walkway behind City Hall, Building A, and has begun demolition of the concrete walkway behind Building B. The plumber has started laying domestic water and fire water pipes, and the plumbing inspection will take place next week.

March 12, 2020

This week the contractor completed laying the electrical conduit, and after successfully passing inspection, has backfilled the electrical trenches inside the fenced area. The walkway along the driveway behind City Hall Building A will be formed this week, and concrete poured next Wednesday, March 18. This segment of the sidewalk will be open for use starting next Friday, March 20.

On Monday, March 16, two trees will be removed; one within the footprint of the HNC, and one in the walkway tree well south of City Hall, Building B. After the tree removal, the walkway south of Building B will be demolished for utility trenching from the HNC site to Liberty Street. During tree removal and demolition, the driveway from Liberty Street will be restricted to one lane. Temporary walkways will be installed at the two back doors on the south side of Building B currently used as employee entrances. During construction, these entrances will be restricted to emergency access only until the sidewalk is restored.

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