DLBA to Host Reimagining the Long Beach Civic Center Event

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The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) invites community stakeholders to reimagine the Long Beach Civic Center at an informal dialogue scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery. This gathering will serve as the kick-off to a series of engagement opportunities sponsored by the DLBA and designed to solicit input from the community on the future of the Civic Center.

The City of Long Beach is currently in the process of identifying a development team to design, build, finance, and operate a new 15 acre Civic Center. During this process the DLBA will provide multiple opportunities for the community to share their vision for the Civic Center, starting with the mixer-style event on January 22. Taking inspiration from other great civic centers, this kickoff will offer a creative environment for attendees to share their thoughts about the purpose of a civic center, which governmental and private entities should be included within the structure, and what qualities the civic center should embody. Light refreshments will be provided as well as a two hour parking validation in the Landmark square structure.

The DLBA event is Wednesday, January 22, 2014; 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Rock Bottom Brewery; 1 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802

The Civic Center outreach programs are led by DLBA’s Public Realm Committee, chaired by local urban designer and non-profit executive Brian Ulaszewski. The committee focuses on public right-of-way improvement projects that include, but not limited to, land and streetscape, public art and activating space, as well as assisting with community planning and design efforts. To learn more about the Public Realm Committee, the DLBA’s Civic Center outreach or other DLBA programs, please visit www.downtownlongbeach.org or call 562-436-4259.

About DLBA: Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector. For additional information, please see www.downtownlongbeach.org.

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