The project includes three facilities in the Civic Center Area:
- 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way – Maudelle Shirek Building (Old City Hall)
- 1931 Center St – Veterans Memorial Building
- 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way – Civic Center Park
Phase I of this project was funded by Measure T1 Phase 1.
Phase II of the Civic Center Vision project aims to achieve design concept consensus for the Civic Center Area at the heart of Berkeley’s community. The goal of the project is to select a preferred design concept and funding plan by the summer of 2023, with input from community-members, City commissions, and City Council.
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The adopted design concept for the Civic Center Vision project will embody the Vision for Berkeley’s Civic Center created collaboratively with the community and stakeholders during the first phase of the project (2019-20).
Civic Center will be the heart of Berkeley’s community. Civic Center will be the prime space for civic life, culture, and the arts. It will reflect the city’s diverse identities, celebrate its history, and contribute to shaping its future. A place of shared resources and a platform for free expression accessible to all, Civic Center aims to manifest the city’s values, advance social justice, and demonstrate the power of true public space.
Learn more about the vision developed in Phase I of the project in the Future of Berkeley’s Civic Center microsite or in the Civic Center Vision and Implementation Plan Report (Adopted September 2020):
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Existing Conditions
- Chapters 2-4: Community Engagement, Vision, and Design Development
- Chapter 5-6: Conceptual Design Options and Funding Strategy
- Chapter 7: Recommended Design Option (Part A, Part B, Part C)
- Chapter 8: Implementation
In future phases, this project will develop detailed architectural drawings, prepare permit applications, and solicit bids for construction contracts, with construction slated to begin in 2026.
Civic Center Vision Plan City Council Worksession
January 14, 2020 1 DocumentsDocument
Civic Center Vision Plan Adoption by City Council
September 22, 2020 1 DocumentsDocument
Civic Center Vision Plan Update to the Super-Subcommittee of the Commissions
September 29, 2022 1 DocumentsDocument
Civic Center Vision Plan Phase II Open House
November 16, 2022 1 DocumentsDocument