Three framework plans have been developed to facilitate conversation and to illustrate the many considerations for Civic Center’s public spaces. Each framework plan considers how Civic Center’s public space design can reflect the city’s identity and values, how the design can support both daily use and large civic gatherings, and how the design can offer features and amenities that allow people from all walks of life to come and enjoy these important public spaces on a daily basis. Design elements and themes can be interchanged between all three frameworks. Between now and the end of Summer 2018, community input will help the design team consolidate these three frameworks into one preferred plan.


The Civic Center Public Realm Plan area encompasses more than 30 blocks and several miles of streets. Working with the community and the consultant-led public space design team, an interagency City team has created design options for long-term improvements to key streets in the plan area. Highlights from the team’s street design work can be viewed via the pages below.

Public survey at Civic Center Farmers Market, March 18, 2018. Photo by Interethnica.

Give us your feedback.

We want to hear your thoughts about long-term design options for improvements to the Civic Center’s streets and public spaces. The three surveys below ask questions specifically related to Streets and Gateways, Public Spaces, and Brooks Hall and Buildings on the Plaza. Choose your favorite or take all three! Your input is valuable to us and will be used to help develop a preferred design alternative for Civic Center’s streets, public spaces and reuse scenario for Brooks Hall.


Plazas and Parks

This survey focuses on the design framework plans for the three main public spaces in Civic Center: Civic Center Plaza, United Nations Plaza, and the connecting block of Fulton Street (aka, Fulton Mall)

Brooks Hall

This survey will ask you about potential new uses for Brooks Hall, the former conference facility beneath Civic Center Plaza.

Streets and Gateways

This survey focuses on potential long-term design changes to streets and gateways in Civic Center.