Fremont Design Standards, Guidelines, and Review
RRM Design Group provides extensive landscape and irrigation design review services to the City of Fremont. For the workflow of a typical project, we review applicant submitted plans and supporting documents and ensure that they are consistent with the City’s Landscape Development Requirements and Policies. We review the plan sets for consistency, ensure the plant list is appropriate for microclimate conditions and water use, and verify that the irrigation design is complete. RRM then provides a succinct memorandum of comments and recommendations as well as graphic support in the form of red-lined plans for staff to use in preparation of their staff report. RRM also provides subsequent reviews for follow-up submittals as needed. Prior to conducting design review services, the City of Fremont hired RRM Design Group to refine draft guidelines and formulate a comprehensive graphically oriented design guidelines document. The purpose of this citywide document is to guide future single-family housing, commercial and industrial development located outside of any area currently governed by an existing guideline or Specific Plan document. The guidelines were written to make it easy for a property owner, architect, developer, City staff, and decision maker to use. This heavily illustrated document provides clear direction for new construction and projects with significant additions.