Fremont Fire House For Sale For $1, But There's A Catch

Matt Bigler
January 22, 2020 - 3:14 pm
Historic Fire House 6 was built in the 1950s.

Matt Bigler / KCBS

A fire station in Fremont is being sold for just $1 in the hopes that it will be saved from demolition. 

However, with the low-sale price comes the responsibility of moving the building. A stipulation of the deal requires that new owner to relocate the old Fire Station 6, which could cost between $250,000 and $500,000.

The Fremont Boulevard property is being developed by SiliconSage Builders. It will become a massive mixed-use project that spans the entire block and includes apartments, townhomes and ground floor retail. 

“Eventually, Fremont’s going to be one of those places no ones going to really want to visit, if it’s just all commercialized,” said Erick Tobias, who works at a dance studio near the station.

Others told KCBS Radio that there just isn’t anything to do in Fremont, and the city needs entertainment or nightlife, not apartments.

City officials want the station, which was built in the 1950s and has been empty since 2008, to be bought and relocated quickly. If it’s not bought within 60 days, it will be destroyed.