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Bayfront Master Plan & Entitlement

Hercules, California

Transforming a former dynamite plant site into an urban neighborhood and TOD

  • Award

    2010 Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Best Infill, Re-Development or Rehab Site Plan; Endorsed by the Greenbelt Alliance as an Example of High-Quality Infill Development; LEED-ND Stage 1 Gold Certified

  • Size

    43 acres, 3 distinct neighborhoods

  • Housing

    1,392 units with various types

  • Building Types

    Introducing urban living within suburban environment

  • Commercial, Retail or Office

    74,500sf retail; 81,000sf office; 134,000sf flex space

  • Biking Facilities

    Bay Trail and Bayfront Park access

  • Community Gathering Spaces

    Bayfront promenade, preserved creek corridor, and various small urban plazas

  • Transit

    Future Amtrak station and ferry terminal

Opticos provided master planning and entitlement services for the 40-acre Hercules Waterfront. The plan and Form-Based Code organize over 1,200 units and 250,000 square feet of mixed-use space into three distinct, walkable neighborhoods oriented to a multimodal transit station serving the Amtrak Capitol Corridor and ferry service to San Francisco. The plan was the second in the United States to achieve LEED-ND “Stage 1” Gold Certification.