Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., one of the largest and most esteemed architectural and design firms in the United States, worked with staff and the Civic Center Advisory Committee (CCAC) to create the program document.
Ninety-three people, almost entirely City residents, participated in a Civic Center visioning open house facilitated by CCAC members, representatives from M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., and City Staff. Attendees learned about the project’s history, physical dimensions and constraints, results from the 2017 survey, and potential components. Attendees were able to share their preferences and give input about the overall project as well as individual components using stickers and post-it notes.
Below are individual component results from the workshop. Results paralleled the 2017 survey results with passive elements such as trailheads, village green, and shade structures scoring highest. There was strong support for public safety components (Sheriff sub-station-no jail, fire station), a new City Hall, and a community center.
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes' Civic Center is located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard. The site is approximately 1/4 mile east of the Golden Cove Shopping Center on Palos Verdes Drive West and immediately adjacent to the Salvation Army College of Officer Training and the Peninsula Racquet Club.
For more information about the Civic Center Site, please select the Civic Center 3D Web Map.