|Come Monday, Only Rats Will Remain at
Marina Bay City Hall
June 25, 2009
After a seven-year hiatus, the final components of Richmond City government will move out of the temporary City Hall in Marina Bay and move back into the historic and rehabilitated Civic Center between Barrett and Macdonald Avenues. The National Park Service will also be moving across Macdonald from the Main Library pending completion of the new Visitor Center in the Ford Building complex. The Police Department will remain in Marina Bay at 1701 Regatta Boulevard indefinitely.
EMPLOYEES AND CITY COUNCIL RETURN TO CENTER OF RICHMOND
Business As Usual at the Newly Revitalized Civic Center Campus on Monday, June 29th
Richmond, CA – 440 Civic Center Plaza (the former Hall of Justice building) is now the location of Richmond’s City Council Chamber, council members’ offices, and eight departments and/or offices. The building will be open for business on Monday, June 29 at 8:30 am and the first City Council meeting in the new City Council Chamber is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7.
Departments/offices that will be located inside the building include:
§ Learning for Every Adult Program (LEAP);
§ Community Redevelopment Agency;
§ Fire Department Administration;
§ Police Commission Chief Investigative Officer;
§ Housing Authority Administration;
§ Arts & Culture;
§ Office of Neighborhood Safety; and, last but not least
§ City Council Member offices.
With this milestone, the work remaining on Phase Two of this two and a half year, $100 million, Civic Center Revitalization project will consist of punch list items by the contractors and some finishing touches on parking lots by Public Works.
There will be a day-long grand reopening community celebration at the Civic Center Campus on Saturday, September 12, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.