Long Beach Civic Center

Long Beach, California
Long Beach Civic Center
Long Beach Civic Center
Long Beach Civic Center
Long Beach Civic Center
Long Beach Civic Center
Long Beach Civic Center
“The P3 method was selected because it enabled the City to procure a new Civic Center without any bond issues, tax measures or voter approvals, and included over 100 outreach sessions. This method also facilitated design and operational innovation from the P3 developers; provided a high level of 40-year life cycle maintenance for the new Civic Center; and integrated significantly increased private real estate development of the downtown area through the City’s contribution of land.”
Michael Conway
Director of Economic and Public Development, City of Long Beach
Project description
Edgemoor, as co-developer for this project, oversaw the planning, design, and construction that revitalized 22 acres of downtown Long Beach by creating a vibrant, sustainable, mixed-use district centered on the Civic Center.
The project includes a 270,000-square-foot City Hall office building, 93,500-square-foot Main Library, 232,000-square-foot Port Headquarters office building, the redevelopment of historic Lincoln Park, and a new below-grade parking garage. The new Civic Center plan optimizes operations and maintenance, maximizes street parking, introduces plazas and promenades, and expands bike infrastructure to create a superior hierarchy and quality of place. The new Civic Center is enlivened by new commercial development on parcels of land monetized on behalf of the City to support financing of the project. Through such creative financing, the City pays no more to occupy its new facilities than it did for the old facilities.
Project Type
Public Private Partnerships
Project Details
Cost: $513 million
Size: 22 acres/6 city blocks

​Best Social Infrastructure Project, P3 Bulletin 2016 Finalist

Long Beach Civic Center Lifecycle

We understand that every client is different and that each project will contain some, if not all, of the Project Lifecycle elements. Long Beach Civic Center, structured as a Turnkey Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain (DBFOM) project, included the following lifecycle elements: