We are going to kick off our blog by sharing with you a little information about ourselves and our project. Below you can find our official press release and here is a link if you would prefer to download and read the Fremont Commons Press Release in its entirety.
During the course of the planning and development for Fremont Commons, we will be updating our site and our blog with insights and news about the project, so be sure to check back often!
We don't want this to be all about us, in fact, we want to hear from you! You may notice we have a section of our website titled "Community Ideas." Once up and running (hopefully in the next couple weeks!), this page will be dedicated to you, the community and citizens of Fremont, NE. We want to help you grow your community, and we want this growth to be responsible and in-line with the wants and needs of the citizens of Fremont. We want to know your ideas for new stores and tenants, restaurants, and hotels, a park, a playground?
We are open to suggestions and we want to build a community that truly serves the needs and desires of the people of Fremont. Until we get our "Community Ideas" page up and running, read our blog, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, ask questions and leave comments below. Let's get to know eachother!
Fremont Commons - April 4, 2011
Brad and Bruce Nelsen, natives of Omaha, are pleased to announce the development of a mixed-use community in Fremont, Nebraska.
The project, Fremont Commons, will apply the most modern and comprehensive methods of responsible land planning for the development of retail, residential, hotel and office uses.
Fremont Commons is strategically positioned at the primary intersection of US 30 and US 275, thirty miles west of downtown Omaha. Fremont Commons is the gateway to the Fremont commercial district, and the Hwy 275 corridor which links the cities of Norfolk, Fremont, Blair, Valley, Waterloo and Elkhorn to the rapidly expanding Northwest Omaha residential market.
The development is being planned by Nelsen Partners of Austin, Texas, and Scottsdale, Arizona, considered one of America's leading planners and architects, under the direction of co-developer, Brad Nelsen. Nelsen Partners has designed such iconic mixed-use projects as Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and CityNorth in Arizona and Grand Boulevard in San Destin, Florida.
“This development offers a great opportunity to deliver a high quality retail and residential community to what has traditionally been a very underserved market. Our family has significant investments and business operations in Fremont, and we look forward to creating an exciting collection of new retail, restaurant and residential offerings at Fremont Commons,” said Brad Nelsen.
“We believe this development will create new jobs and contribute to the economic vitality of Fremont, and will offer a variety of affordable residential options including; single family homes, apartments, and senior living facilities – all designed around a 23-acre lake and park amenity at the center of the community”, stated Bruce Nelsen.
“On behalf of the City of Fremont we look forward to the success of Brad and Bruce Nelsen, developers of Fremont Commons. We are extremely excited for the development and the opportunities it provides as a quality retail and residential community. Thank you for your commitment to the future growth of Fremont, Nebraska,” stated Mayor Scott Getzschman.
The merchandising and national leasing will be handled by the nationally recognized firm, The McGarey Group, with offices in Cooperstown, New York, and Atlanta, Georgia, credited with such projects as Gallery Place in Downtown Washington, DC, and Atlantic Station in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia.
"We are honored to be working with our friend and collaborator, Brad Nelsen and Nelsen Partners, and realize the importance and personal commitment Brad and Bruce have made in bringing something important to Fremont," stated F. Denver McGarey, President and Chief Executive Officer of The McGarey Group.
“We feel the infrastructure and regional placement work together to create a strong retail setting that will attract the people of Fremont and surrounding communities, and we will bring national retailers that have not been available before to the deserving consumers of this growing area."
"Fremont is on the brink of exciting growth due to it's proximity to Omaha and the HWY 275 corridor. The Fremont Commons is a great testimonial to Fremont's potential. To have a project of this magnitude in Fremont, NE planned by Nelsen Partners of Austin, TX, and leased by the McGarey Group of NY and Atlanta, is a real honor and says a lot about the thirst for retail, restaurant and housing development in Fremont and the surrounding area. None of this would be possible without Bruce Nelsen, who's vision and dedication to the Fremont area is reflected in this project. Bruce is bringing a project to Fremont that will set a new standard for projects in a community the size of Fremont, NE", said Steve Hull, CPA and President of the Greater Fremont Development Council.
“We are looking forward to delivering a sophisticated development that will embrace the environmental standards dictated by today's world, while creating a center of better living and commerce that will become a major contributor to the continued growth of the Fremont community”, said Nelsen.
The development timetable will be established in the near term and work is underway on the design and pre-leasing programs.