Long Beach Civic Center Takes P3 Approach
The City of Long Beach, Calif. have selected Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners (PECP) for a downtown renewal project that includes an expanded park, a new civic center and a hotel. The new 9-acre Lincoln Park design includes making the park accessible and porous, increasing the user population and thoughtfully integrating a permanent and flexible program that brings vitality to the site. This space should reflect the City of Long Beach and its residents—and be a place that will serve as a public gathering space for the entire community.
On April 26, 2013, the City issued a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) to interested parties to tender submissions and substantiate their qualifications to work with the City to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new City Hall, Port Headquarters, Main Library, Lincoln Park and related public facilities.
The City and the Port own certain sites that include the current location of the Long Beach Civic Center mega-block, which is bounded by W. Broadway, Pacific Avenue, Ocean Boulevard, and Magnolia Avenue, as well as a separate site at Third Street and Pacific Avenue, which is a 0.89 acre site bounded by Pacific Avenue, Third Street, Cedar Avenue and adjacent to 245 W. Broadway. As currently designed, the mega-block includes the existing city hall, the existing main library, Lincoln Park, the aboveground Broadway parking structure, and the subterranean Lincoln Park parking structure.
PECP brings the technical expertise, project experience, flexibility, and financial certainly—we will partner with the City and Port of Long Beach to develop a Civic Center that is reflective of its importance as one of the largest cities in California and as a center of commerce in the heart of Southern California.
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