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Hercules Waterfront District Hercules, CA

EDITOR'S DESIGN CHOICE

Public plaza with fountain, a primary entry point to Hercules Bayfront.
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Bayfront Boulevard, with shops, galleries, restaurants, office space, and residences. The development will include a downtown center, which the City of Hercules currently lacks.
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Hillside homes in Crescent Heights, the proposed residential quarter.
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Crescent Heights Plaza, with views of San Pablo Bay and Mount Tamalpais State Park.
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Pedestrian bridge leading to open space at Hercules Point. A pedestrian promenade will run adjacent to and above railroad tracks and the San Francisco Bay Trail, a 500-mile shoreline trail.
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The City of Hercules is located approximately 25 miles northeast of San Francisco, overlooking San Pablo Bay. The Master Plan for the Hercules Waterfront District (aka Hercules Bayfront) was prepared to guide development of a 125-acre brownfield site into a mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented town center. Beginning in the 1880s, the site was used for manufacturing and company housing by an explosives producer; one hundred years later, the extensive process of environmental assessment and cleanup began. Today, historic buildings are proposed to be reused as part of the new development. Guided by the Master Plan, new development will include shops, caf├ęs, office space, plazas, parks, and residential units, and the waterfront will be serviced by ferry, train, and bus at a new intermodal station. The project will be built by a private real estate developer, with the City of Hercules managing the intermodal transit center project.