Residents will be able to tour the lobbies of the new City Hall and Port buildings as well as the Bob Foster Civic Chambers.
Foster was elected mayor of the city in 2006 and then re-elected in 2010 and helped shepherd the city through the financial crisis.
On immediate reaction, the new Long Beach Civic Center being constructed in DTLB—which officially hit one million man hours this month in terms of its construction— comes off, at best, as compulsive.
Friday will mark the beginning of what’s expected to be about a three-year process to erect the new City Hall and Port of Long Beach Headquarters, as city officials and the public will gather for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction phase of the nearly $580 million project.
A protracted negotiation between the City of Long Beach and a union representing city employees currently assigned to the Civic Center came to a close last night, as the city council voted to initiate the city’s “last best final offer,” which will contract out about 12 jobs once the new Civic Center is up and operational.
Designs for the Long Beach Civic Center project will be unveiled for public review during two public meetings tomorrow, Long Beach Development Services announced today.
The steering committee behind analyzing the two proposed designs for Long Beach’s future civic center has opted to support the design presented by Plenary/Edgemoor Civic Partnership (PECP), a recommendation that will be presented to City Council for approval next Tuesday.
In a special meeting Tuesday, City Council held a study session where the two groups vying for the opportunity to construct the new Civic Center and City Hall facilities presented their plans visually for the first time to the council.
The lengthy project that is the rebuilding of the Civic Center continues as Mayor Robert Garcia announced today that a series of in-depth focus meetings will provide the public the chance to place their own input into the arduous process.
by Cameron Crockett | Last week, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve the Civic Center RFQ selection and proceed to the next stage of progression, the RFP from the three presenting teams. It was a complete endorsement of a single idea: that the only way to fix the endemic problems with the Main Library and City Hall tower is to create a ground up, entirely new Civic Center complex as part of a public private partnership with a yet-to-be determined team. But is this the right thing to do?