Last year saw the completion of several key components of the Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan.  Now, the City of Long Beach is working on the complex's central green space.

The former Main Library - a bunker-like structure located at the northwest corner of Ocean Boulevard and Pacific Avenue - is being razed to dirt.  In its place, plans call for the construction of a new Lincoln Park - an approximately nine-acre green space featuring art installations, a dog park, a children's playground, and flexible event space.

The original Lincoln Park - the oldest public green space in the City of Long Beach - was dedicated in 1880 at the intersection of Pacific and Broadway.  The site is now home to the Billie Jean King Main Library, which replaced the structure now in the midst of deconstruction.

The SOM-designed Civic Center master plan covers an approximately 22-acre section of Downtown Long Beach, and has already seen the completion of several key elements, including a new City Hall, a new headquarters for the Port of Long Beach, and the Billie Jean King Library - named for tennis champion and Long Beach native Billie Jean King.

Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners - a joint venture between Plenary Group and Edgemoor Real Estate - development the new government office buildings and public facilities.  The team also has the rights to develop multifamily housing and a hotel within the Civic Center campus.

The Civic Center is flanked by several new multifamily residential buildings, including AMLI Residential's AMLI Park Broadway and Lennar Corp.'s Oceanaire apartments.