For the past several years, staff and City Council have been working to define a comprehensive, long-term vision for the City's Downtown Core, combining that vision with a real need for a new City Hall. This has been a complicated process that included the adoption of the Downtown Specific Plan, a recommendation to the City Council by the Citizen's Advisory Committee to City Council, extensive meetings with representatives of Liberty Union School District, on-going community outreach workshops and consultation with the County Library, Friends of the Library and Arts Commission.
After years of engaging in the due-diligence process, on April 10, 2007, the City Council endorsed the Brentwood Civic Center Five year Financing and Phasing Plan. During the City's community outreach workshops held in July, the new site plan was selected and the Civic Center Master Plan was approved by City Council on August 14, 2007. In addition, City Council directed staff to pursue a basic LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for these facilities.
On November 13, 2007, City Council endorsed the Civic Center conceptual plans, the City Hall and Community Center building plans and endorsed the History Walk as one of the required art components for the Civic Center. The Civic Center design is now long underway, and construction has begun on the Senior Center at the Aquatic Park. Stay tuned, there’s lots of excitement ahead!
City staff, along with the community, has put a tremendous effort into the pre-design process for the Civic Center. To view all previous community workshop presentations, photos and videos, project financing information and additional program and resource information, please click on the Downtown Brentwood 2010 link.
The construction timeline was developed with two goals:
- highest cost efficiency, and
- lowest impact on downtown traffic and businesses.
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