Hercules officials and a developer will ceremonially break ground Tuesday for the planned Hercules Intermodal Transit Center and the adjacent Bayfront Transit Village.

Jim Anderson of AndersonPacific LLC, the manager of Hercules Bayfront, will attend the groundbreaking ceremony which will be on Bayfront Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The parallel public and private projects reached another in a long series of milestones in July when the city completed the purchase of 60 acres from Hercules Bayfront LLC needed for a train station and possible future ferry terminal.

The ITC is supposed to encompass an Amtrak Capitol Corridor train station, a WestCAT bus transfer area and a ferry terminal connecting to San Francisco. Hercules Bayfront is supposed to have up to about 1,400 homes with shops, offices and upscale shops and restaurants. When construction actually will begin is unclear.

As of March, the cost estimate to complete the train and bus component of the ITC was $76.7 million, not including $13.5 million that the city already spent on the project. Most of the cost would come from federal, state and regional funds.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner



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