Creating the Plan

The creation of the Civic Center Public Realm Plan began in early 2017. The first major component of the plan to be completed is the Civic Center Public Space & Public Life Study, an in-depth analysis of how people use, move through, and feel about public space in Civic Center today. The study uses data from surveys, in-the-field observation, and other sources, to summarize how people currently use Civic Center’s public realm and offers preliminary recommendations on how to improve these spaces for greater public use and enjoyment. The Public Space Public Life Study is located below for download.

The Civic Center Public Realm Plan is currently in its design phase, which is anticipated to last through summer 2018. Numerous opportunities for public input and engagement will take place throughout the plan’s development. Presentations, graphics, and other materials related to the creation of the plan will be posted here as they are developed. Present outreach efforts will focus on generating ideas for conceptual design alternatives for Civic Center’s streets and public spaces. These ideas will be presented at the second community workshop in spring 2018.


Presentations & Materials

Download File Type/Size Date
Presentation to Planning Commission Hearing 9.4MB January 28, 2016
Workshop 1 Summary 1MB November 7, 2017
Workshop 1 Presentation 65MB November 7, 2017
Workshop 1 Boards 39MB November 7, 2017

Civic Center Public Space & Public Life Study

Download File Type/Size Date
Part 1: Introduction + Background & Context 17MB 2018
Part 2: Key Findings for Public Space 26MB 2018
Part 3: Key Findings for Public Life 46MB 2018
Part 4: Framework for Public Life 47MB 2018