The Fruitvale Village is a successful national model for livable communities created by the Unity Council in the early 1990s. Initially conceived as a multi-phase revitalization development project, the Fruitvale Village expanded successfully beyond the initial goals of coordination of public transportation and land use planning between a low-income, inner city community, transit agency and local municipality. Combining the older Fruitvale with the new Village produced a distinctive urban space for daily visitors to experience an opportunity to shop, eat and rest in a safe and pleasant setting. Fruitvale Village Phase One was developed by the Fruitvale Development Corporation, a support corporation of the Unity Council, and offers a unique retail opportunity because of the range of employees and daily visitors utilizing the services and transit facilities that are available at the site. The Fruitvale Village retail plaza is located at the entrance to the Fruitvale BART station, the East Bay’s 4th busiest station and 9th most widely traveled station in BART’s 31 station system. Additionally, the Village is also adjacent to the bustling Fruitvale commercial district that has experienced a dramatic transformation over the past 10 years and has been recognized as one of the leading neighborhoods in the National Main Street Program.Fruitvale Village Phase Two is the continuation of the Unity Council’s revitalization plan for the Fruitvale. This plan will bring new residents and homeowners to the Village and foster 24-hour, 7-day vibrancy and sense of community that will further strengthen the commercial and retail components located at the Village retail plaza. The guiding principles for the Phase Two development will be to provide for mix-income homeownership residential units; to incorporate state of the art green building & energy savings systems; to build the maximum number of dwelling units; and that it be an award winning architectural product.
Please check this page in the future for further project development news and information about community meetings and workshops.
To read about the history of the Fruitvale Village, please click on the following link: http://www.brunerfoundation.org/rba/pdfs/2005/3_Fruitvale.pdf
For further information, please contact: Tiffany Wright, Property Manager, Fruitvale Development Corporation.