UNION CITY -- The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the completion of Station Center, a mixed-use section of Union City's Intermodal BART Station District project.

Residents can join city leaders and developers for the event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 34888 11th St., Union City spokeswoman Rhea Serran said.

Officials envision the BART station district as a transit hub that will be a gateway to Silicon Valley, as well as offering housing and entertainment options, Serran said.

The Station Center includes the East Plaza, which features a fountain sculpture titled, "The Dancers," by French artist Louis Derbre. Next to that is a promenade and playground that includes a 35-foot-high pyramid.

In addition, a housing complex featuring 157 residences, a computer lab, children's play area, fitness center and community garden has been constructed next to the BART station.

Serran said the complex -- developed by MidPen Housing Corp., a Foster City-based company specializing in affordable housing for low-income families and seniors -- is LEED Platinum, the highest designation for sustainable construction.

To RSVP for the ceremony, send an email to: stationcenter_rsvp@midpen-housing.org.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.