Civic Center Master Plan

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is undertaking a Master Plan process for Point Vicente Park/Civic Center. 

Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc., one of the largest and most esteemed architectural and design firms in the United States, at the Civic Center Advisory Committee's (CCAC) direction, has continued to update and draft a program for the Civic Center site.

November 1, 2018 Civic Center Program Document

October 4, 2018  DRAFT Program Document with Markups

August 23, 2018  Additional Open House Summary and Initial Programming Document

August 8, 2018 Visioning Open House

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.

 Results for the August 8, 2018 Open House

 2017 Survey results

 Pie chart


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Click here to view the Civic Center Advisory Committee (CCAC)

Click on the links below to access the corresponding City Council Staff reports regarding Civic Center 

3/7/17       Receive and File Report on survey results/call for candidates on CCAC



6/20/17     Establish CCAC/Create duties and scope of CCAC

8/15/17     Seven Member CCAC appointed  

9/19/17     CCAC Chair and Vice-Chair appointed

12/19/17   CCAC Work plan approved  

6/5/18       Update on CCAC activities, authorize Phase 2 preparation  

7/17/18    Contract with Gensler for programming services

City Hall
Proposed Civic Center Boundary


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 click on the Civic Center 3D Web Map below.

Civic Center 3D Web Map


Contact Us

Matt Waters             Senior Administrative Analyst                  Phone: 310-544-5218

Gabriella Yap
Deputy City Manager
Phone: 310-544-5203
Fax: 310-544-5291