City and County Officials along with representatives from Perkins & Will and Webcor broke ground on the new, Newark Civic Center which will be home to a new Library, City Hall, and Police Station. The groundbreaking took place on August 8, 2019 and was attended by more than 250 guests.
Photo credit: Kevin Meynell Photography
See the groundwork being done in preparation for the new Newark Civic Center (video credit: RockView Video)
Civic Center Information
The City of Newark recently passed a ballot measure in November 2016 that raises the sales tax by one-half cent. It is the intent of City Council to use a portion of the proceeds, generated by this tax, towards the building of a new Civic Center. This center will consist of three new buildings which will house the Police Department, the City Administration, and Library.
The City has completed The Newark Civic Center Feasibility Study that addressed the replacement of the existing Civic Center Buildings. The Feasibility Study process included significant public and policy maker input. The Feasibility Study established the building program, evaluated numerous sites, and developed a conceptual site plan and massing for the buildings. More information on the feasibility study can be found at: Feasibility Study.
The vision for the new Civic Center is that it becomes more than a place to do the City’s business; the Civic Center will be a source of pride and community identification. It will include a safe, efficient, customer-friendly office space for City administrative functions. Along with a police station/emergency dispatch center, Council Chambers, a world class library, and the Civic Center plaza that will serve as a multi-function event space.