On September 2, 2008, the City Council adopted the RPV Coast Vision Plan following a significant public outreach effort. The Plan included a phased master plan approach to developing the Upper Point Vicente property as a fully-functioning Civic Center with the following elements:
- City Hall with Council Chambers
- Community Center
- Cultural Center
- Shared Surface Parking
- Trail Heads to surrounding open space areas
- Village Green
The City prepared a variety of baseline studies and reports related to the Civic Center section of the Coast Vision Plan. These baseline studies were needed before proceeding to the next phase of the project, which could include finalizing the site plan, estimating project costs, selecting a funding source(s), and conducting an environmental assessment in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).