PRESS RELEASE

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

6/29/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:062917A
Subject:
Long Beach Civic Center Honored for Design Innovation
Contact:
Kevin Lee
Department of Development Services
562.570.7174
Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach has received a Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Architectural Award in the Under Construction category for the Long Beach Civic Center. LABC annually honors the contributions of teams of architects, contractors, and developers in creating and implementing outstanding building projects in the Los Angeles region.

“The City is honored to accept this prestigious award alongside the design team at Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This transformative project will strengthen the connection between City Hall and the community, while using only a fraction of the power of the current facility.”

Incorporating an array of green features, the Civic Center’s design integrates the building’s solar panels and architecture to create a more vibrant and sustainable environment. The innovative development is targeted to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard for environmental efficiency, and will utilize solar power and rain water systems to enhance sustainability.

Located on the site of the former Long Beach Courthouse, the new Civic Center will include a new City Hall, Port of Long Beach Headquarters and Main Library, The site will also be host to a re-activated Lincoln Park and new residential, retail and hotel commercial development.

The LABC is one of the most effective and influential advocacy and educational organizations in California. For over 70 years, the LABC has had a major impact on public policy by harnessing the power of business and government to promote environmental and economic sustainability in the Los Angeles region. To learn more, visit www.labusinesscouncil.org.

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