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You're Invited to the Civic Center Grand Opening

DATE: Monday, July 29
TIME: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Long Beach Civic Center Plaza, 411-415 W. Ocean Blvd. 

On Monday, July 29, the City of Long Beach will celebrate the grand opening of the new Civic Center, which includes a new City Hall and Port Administration Building. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Long Beach Civic Center Plaza. 
 
During the grand opening, the plaza will be activated with resources from departments throughout the City, and will include entertainment, food trucks, and a flag-raising ceremony. The community will be able to tour the lobby levels of the new City Hall and Port buildings as well as the Bob Foster Civic Chambers.
 
Located on the site of the former Long Beach Courthouse, the new City Hall and Port Administration Building are seismically safe and environmentally sustainable, with solar power and rain water systems.
 
The opening also marks a major milestone in the innovative public-private partnership with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners. The $520 million project was designed to bring a revitalized civic core to downtown to serve residents, attract visitors and provide safe and efficient city operations.
 
In 2014, City Council approved a plan to partner with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners on a new Civic Center. The project obligates Plenary-Edgemoor to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new civic center for the next 40 years. The Port financed its new headquarters separately, using revenue bonds.
 
The public portions of the Long Beach Civic Center Project also include a new Main Library, which will open September 21, 2019, and a revitalized Lincoln Park. The private development portion of the project is expected to include transit-oriented mixed-used developments, high-rise condominiums and retail. 
 

About the Long Beach Civic Center

 
Located on the site of the former Long Beach Courthouse, the new City Hall and Port Administration Building are seismically safe and environmentally sustainable, with solar power and rain water capture and reuse systems. The opening marks a major milestone in the innovative public-private partnership between the City and Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners. The $520 million project was designed to bring a revitalized civic core to downtown, serving residents, attracting visitors and providing safe and efficient city operations.
 
In 2015, City Council approved a plan to partner with Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new City Hall and Library for the next 40 years. The project also includes the construction of a new Port Administration building, financed separately using revenue bonds. The Long Beach Civic Center project also includes a new Main Library, scheduled to open September 21, 2019, and a revitalized Lincoln Park, scheduled for completion in 2021. The land where City Hall is currently located will be transferred for private development. Opportunities include mixed-use residential, retail and a hotel. 
 
The City of Long Beach provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If a reasonable accommodation or alternate format is needed, please call Heather Blackmun at (562) 570-6257 or email heather.blackmun@longbeach.gov at least 72 hours in advance of the event.