Civic Center Master Plan

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is in the process of developing a master plan for the Civic Center on Hawthorne Boulevard, a former Nike missile site that has housed City Hall since the mid-1970s. Watch the video above to learn more about the history of the site and the master planning process now underway. RPVtv host Maria Serrao interviews Palos Verdes Library District Archivist Monique Sugimoto and Civic Center Advisory Committee Member Carolynn Petru (who was chair of committee at the time of the interview in October 2021).

Joint CCAC and FAC meetingFinance Advisory Committee (FAC) and Civic Center Advisory Committee (CCAC)  Joint Meeting on Thursday, October 5th at Hesse Park at 6pm(Staff report and agenda pending)

Recent CCAC and FAC meetings have focused on Civic Center Master Plan budget. Finance and phasing recommendation.

Click here to view past FAC and CCAC agendas

Preliminary Civic Center Site Plans

The Civic Center Advisory Committee has reviewed preliminary site plans.

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  4.27.2023 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  2.23.2023 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  12.15.2022 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  10.27.2022 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  9.22.2022 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  7.28.2022 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  5.26.2022 Meeting

Click Here to view Agenda Packet for  4.28.2022 Meeting  

Civic Center Tours

Tours of the Civic Center took place in March 2022 with over 300 attendees.


How Do We Pay For It? The Nuts and Bolts of Financing City Projects

Workshop Presentation March 10, 2022

A hybrid workshop was held March 10 about how cities finance major capital projects. The presentation was led by Orion Fulton, an experience professional with twenty years in the field.  The workshop was intended to provide a detailed overview of how cities deliver, finance. and fund major capital projects.

Click here to view the video.

ARUP - RPV March 10, 2022  Financing Major Projects Presentation

Project Management Staff Report for the 2/15/2022 City Council Meeting

Contract service agreements were awarded to Griffin Structures and Gensler for services related to the Rancho Palos Verdes Civic Center Master Plan Project. Click Below to view the Staff Report.

Project Management Services Staff Report

Click here to view Request for Proposals for Project Management Services

Click here to view the 2021 Civic Center Program Document's Validations

Click here to view the 2019 Council Approved Civic Center Program Documentation

Civic Center and Road into City Hall to be Named after Former Mayor, Current Councilmember and RPV Founder Ken Dyda

Click here to view the Staff Report

Click here to view the Resolution Report

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