Award Winners Master Plans/Specific Plans Form-Based Coding Strategic Advising/Implementation

Bayfront Master Plan & Entitlement

Hercules, California

Transforming a former dynamite plant site into an urban neighborhood

  • 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

From 2006 to 2008, 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.