Newport Beach Civic Center
The Civic Center & Park Project includes a city hall building, one of the city’s largest parks, a 450-space parking structure, and an expansion of the Newport Beach Central Library. It is located on two parcels inland of the Newport Beach Central Library and bordered by Avocado Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.
A 17,000-square-foot expansion of the Newport Beach Central Library, effectively linking the Library and Civic Center. The expansion of the library will improve its children’s programs, reading rooms, a sound and video room, and will add a cafe, credit union, and restrooms.
A 450-space parking structure, to accommodate up to 350 cars associated with the city office building and 100 cars associated with the library’s use.
A new community room, seating up to 150 persons and made available for lectures, arts programs, and other community events with the ability to open to an outside covered area.
A new City Council Chambers, seating up to 150 persons and doubles as a space for community meetings when the Council or its commissions is/are not in session.
A new city office building, housing the roughly 240 employees who work at Newport Beach City Hall. The office building includes a large “One Stop Shop” to improve customer service for persons seeking parking permits or getting planning or building approvals.