The City of Long Beach officially opened the doors of its new civic center. To commemorate the opening, Arup, as lead financial and technical advisor to the project since 2013, celebrated the new complex with Mayor Robert Garcia, Long Beach Port Commissioner President Tracy Egoscue, City Manager Pat West, and city officials. The Civic Center includes two 11-story buildings for the new city hall and the headquarters of the Port of Long Beach.
After more than 40 years in their previous facility, it was time for Long Beach’s city services to make a historic move, and quickly, as their prior space was deemed in need of major seismic and energy efficiency upgrades. The City of Long Beach sought Arup’s advisory services to structure a public private partnership (P3) to deliver this $520 million civic center project without the City incurring new general fund obligations.