PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

2/2/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 020214
Subject:
Civic Center Outreach Meetings Scheduled Throughout Long Beach, Starting Feb. 4
Contact:
Mike Conway
562.570.5282
Michael.Conway@longbeach.gov
Director of Economic and Property Development




The City of Long Beach is holding community meetings in each Council District to inform the public, and solicit feedback, about the Long Beach Civic Center Project (Project).

"These meetings have been scheduled in every Council district as part of the City's commitment to a thorough community review process for this important project," said Mayor Robert Garcia. “I want to encourage residents to participate in shaping the future of our city.”

The Project is designed to redevelop the Civic Center into a vibrant mix of land uses, public open space and public/private development, with retail, hotel and residential elements designed to activate the area with quality development and more jobs. Revitalization of park space with a mix of recreational amenities, designed to complement the entire Project, will help to enhance connectivity with the surrounding area.

The Civic Center has significant seismic deficiencies, and the Project involves the financing, design, construction, operations and maintenance of a new City Hall and Main Library. A specific goal of the Project is to ensure that the City's cost to operate, occupy and maintain any new City Hall and Main Library is no greater than its current costs, adjusted with CPI increases. The Project will also incorporate a permanent headquarters building for the Port of Long Beach.

Join your neighbors and the larger community in helping to refine the proposed plan by sharing your voice at one of the following meetings:

  • February 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Los Altos Library, 5614 Britton Dr.
    Council District 4  
  • February 7, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
    Long Beach Gas and Oil, 2400 E. Spring St.
    Council District 5
  • February 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
    Council District 8  
  • February 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King
    Council District 6  
  • February 24, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St.
    Council District 7  
  • February 26, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd
    Council District 2  
  • February 28, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
    Rogers Middle School, 365 Monrovia Ave.
    Council District 3  
  • March 7, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
    Cesar Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.
    Council District 1  
  • March 14, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
    Houghton Park, 6301 Atlantic Ave.
    Council District 9

The City Council has selected the PlenaryEdgemoor Civic Partners (PECP) team to develop the Project. For more information, visit www.LBCivicCenter.com, e-mail LBCivicCenter@longbeach.gov or call 562.570.3800.