The City of Hercules and its community members envision
the waterfront area to be a unique and special place, and today it is becoming reality.

Master Plan

Please view our master plan and neighborhoods to learn why Hercules Bayfront is like nothing you've seen.

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The Village

A scenic gateway to the waterfront, John Muir Parkway runs along Refugio Creek and Creek Side Park.

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Bayfront Blvd

Reminiscent of a traditional town center street – lined with shops, galleries, cafes, and arcades – Bayfront Boulevard offers views of the bay with access to a pedestrian promenade and open spaces landscaped with native plants, trees and grasses.

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The Heights

Situated on the historic factory town center, a natural amphitheater occurs, evoking a sense of European hill towns.

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Open Space

Watching the sunset set behind Mt. Tamalpais as you take your evening jog, bike, or stroll along the Bay Trail is but one of the myriad of activities the community offers.

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The majestic and serene hillsides that line San Pablo Bay where Hercules, CA now flourishes suggest little of the rich history which lent a name to the city. Established in 1881 as company housing and manufacturing for California Powder Works (CPW), Hercules, CA derives its moniker from the potent black powder the company was producing. During World War I, Hercules Powder Works, formerly CPW, was the single largest explosives producer in the nation, and throughout the turn of the century the town it supported grew into a thriving community. Due to the explosive nature of the industry both figuratively and literally, the people of Hercules developed a strong sense of community that is sustained today through persistence and awareness.

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Project Description: The Exchange is the first delivery in a multi-phase TOD project spanning over 42 acres in the new Waterfront District of Downtown Hercules. This mixed-use project sits on 2.2 acres and will be 4-stories over a one-level subterranean parking garage. The project includes 172 units, including lofts and townhomes, and over 13,000 sf of ground level retail nestled between John Muir Parkway, Bayfront Boulevard and Refugio Creek. This project will have expansive views of San Pablo Bay and Refugio Creek.


Project Description: The Grand will start construction in early 2019. It is located on Blocks Q & R and will be developed with 232 apartment units complimented with a state of the art fitness center, bike shop, resident lounge and sporting club. It is situated on 2.80 acres and is located north/northeast of Block N (Phase 1) in Hercules Bayfront, overlooking Refugio Creek open space.

C. FUTURE PHASES: Will continue to be advanced throughout the Village on a sequential basis as new units are constructed and occupied by new residents. It is currently anticipated that Phase 3 will launch in mid-2019 on Blocks M, O, and P. With development on Blocks K and L thereafter.

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Hercules is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area along the I-80 corridor and is within minutes of well-known metropolitan cities such as Berkeley, San Francisco and Oakland. In addition to the freeway, it is in close proximity to public transportation alternatives provided by the local bus, and future train and ferry service. Once aboard these transit alternatives, persons will have many options as their final destination for work and recreation.

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The Hercules Bayfront Team