The new Civic Center project will transform downtown Long Beach to better serve local businesses and residents. In June 2016 Clark Construction will modify the existing fence installed around the old Courthouse. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the surrounding streets and public parking will not be impacted. In late September 2016 a fence will be installed around the existing park for the new Library construction.
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On February 12, 2013, the City Council directed staff to prepare and release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a development partner to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a new Civic Center, including:
- New City Hall
- New Main Library
- New parking facilities
- Revitalized Lincoln Park
- Incorporation of the original Courthouse site
On October 22, 2013, City Council selected three potential development partners as the Short List of RFQ Respondents. These potential development partners were:
- Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners
- Related California
- Long Beach CiviCore Alliance
In late 2015, the Plenary-Edgemoor team was selected by both the Long Beach City Council and the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners as the successful developer team. For additional information about the history of the project, visit: http://www.lbciviccenter.com.