With the Costco chicken processing plant in Fremont, slated to open sometime next year, city officials are planning for an increase in demand for housing. They're working to keep up with the expected changes with a new development that is under construction on the east side of town.
Gallery 23 East, will not only have residential properties but commercial space as well. And the residential properties range from apartments to multifamily homes. The new development on the southeast corner of Highway 30 and Highway 275 will be the first of its kind in Fremont. “It will act as a doorway to our community,” said Fremont mayor, Scott Getzschman.
The multi-use property will have 188 single family lots, 69 townhomes and up to 400 multifamily units on 115 acres. Another 20 acres will be for commercial use. “We wanted to bring a new development, a village point type of feel here to the city of Fremont,” said Director of sales with Berkshire Hathaway, Mike Horacek. Developers Mike and Bill Consentino have been working on the project for two and half years. “Infrastructure is currently going in so you're looking at sewer water and power. We are going to be installing cement this year, we were hopeful to have all of our cement installed this year but the majority of that will probably push into 2019,” said Horacek.
The commercial property is expected to be up by spring of 2019 and in use by winter of 2019. Horacek says prices for the homes will range from $250,000 to $500,000. Apartment prices have not been decided. Mayor Getzschman says the revenue generated from this project will bring necessary economic growth to Fremont. These homes will be a step up, there's homes that are in the older part of Fremont that basically are being remodeled and refurbished and then sold and the people take the dollars that they receive from that and move up into a newer home so it helps the entire economy of our community with a housing development like this,” he said.