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).
Updated Preliminary Civic Center Site Plans
The Civic Center Advisory Committee are currently reviewing preliminary site plans, and are in the process of selecting the best recommended option.
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.
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.
Civic Center and Road into City Hall to be Named after Former Mayor, Current Councilmember and RPV Founder Ken Dyda
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.
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.
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.
Access the corresponding City Council Staff reports regarding Civic 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.