Civic Center Master Plan

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

The City Council approved a program document outlining potential components and dimensions on October 15, 2019. 

Click here to see the programming document. 

Click here to see the 10-15-19 staff report.

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.

Click here to see Civic Center Land Use Update (9-3-19 City Council Staff Report). 

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

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 (PDF)

 2017 Survey results 

Pie chart

Receive Master Plan Updates  

View the Civic Center Advisory Committee (CCAC)

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 (PDF)

6/20/17 Establish CCAC/Create duties and scope of CCAC (PDF)

8/15/17 Seven Member CCAC appointed (PDF)

9/19/17 CCAC Chair and Vice-Chair appointed (PDF)

12/19/17 CCAC Work plan approved (PDF)

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

7/17/18 Contract with Gensler for programming services (PDF)

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 select the Civic Center 3D Web Map.

Civic Center 3D Web Map

Civic Center Site
  1. Matt Waters

    Senior Administrative Analyst
    Phone: 310-544-5218