The Fremont Mews was developed in 2004 on one of the last largest undeveloped housing sites in the Central City. It was also on one of the most desirable residential sites in the Central City being on 15th Street and fronting on Fremont Park. It is a great example of Transit Oriented Development (TOD)/Smart Growth as a result of being developed on an infill site and having two light rail stations and ten bus stops within two blocks.
A Garden Preservation and Replacement Plan was incorporated into the development of the Fremont Mews because of the importance of community gardening for many Central City residents. The Fremont Mews permanently retained 19,200 square foot of the land that had formerly been used on an interim basis for gardening. The garden includes standard garden plots, bocce courts for recreation use, accessible plots, children plots, fruit orchards and public art selected from a competition of local artists. In addition, a 32,424 square foot site at 5th and W Streets that was a blighted vacant lot was permanently preserved for gardening in the Southside Park Neighborhood. Both gardens were donated by the State to the City and are being permanently operated under the City Parks and Recreation Department.
Completion Date: October 2005
Location: 14th/15th and P/Q Streets
Developer: Rembold Properties, LLC. dba 15th and Q St Partners
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects
General Contractor: J.R. Roberts Corp
18 – Studios (495 SF)
71 – 1BR/1BA (705-818 SF)
30 – 2BR/2BA (1,008-1,330 SF)
Total Units: 119
Affordable Housing 24 units have rents available to those earning 50% of area median income and 24 units have rents available to those earning 60% of area median income.
Total Building Area 90,891 SF
Acres: 2.2 Acres
Dwelling Units per Acre: 54 DUA
Parking: 128 spaces
Development Costs: $24,397,849
Sources of Financing:
$14,300,000 Debt Financing
$1,790,000 CADA Participation
$2,000,000 Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) Participation
$6,307,849 Developer/Tax Credit Equity
Rental Information: (916) 446-4466 Rental Office at 14th and P Streets