Lake Forest's New Civic Center - The 25 Year Dream
The 25 Year Dream
A vision from two and a half decades ago is now only one year from being a reality.
The Lake Forest Civic Center project is on schedule for full completion and opening by fall of 2019.
The massive campus has a construction price tag of over $71,000,000! This is a tremendous investment, but one that will serve many generations into the future.
The City will use this space for community outreach, neighborhood events, and business activities. This “100-Year Home” will also be open to host private celebrations for local residents.
Such a large dollar amount requires responsibility and big-picture planning.
To be responsible, the City ensured the Civic Center campus will be LEED certified.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system is a “green building” program. This means the property will be completely energy efficient. This will save money and create a sustainable impact on the local environment. The new buildings will use less energy, produce less waste, and cost less to operate. The 300-car parking deck will have shade structures with solar panels installed on top. It will also feature many spots for electric cars to plug in for charging.
This flagship development will welcome more families into our active community.
You can expect to see an increase in the volume of citizens active in the business park next year.
As a local business owner, this can provide you with opportunities to meet new customers.
Four Separate Buildings, One Community Purpose: The Senior Center. The Community Center. The Council Chambers & Performing Arts Hall. The Admin Building & Policing Services.
The following are some important highlights you should know about each building.
The Senior Center will be 23,000 square feet. It will have a game room, kitchen, outdoor patio, and plenty of space for social meetings.
The Community Center will be the main event space for both City events and private parties. It can host over 400 people! It will have a catering kitchen, center fireplace, and outside lounge area.
The Council Chambers & Performing Arts Hall will be able to seat over 200 guests. It will boast “state-of-the-art” audio-visual equipment for various performances and entertainment. It will also sport a 50 foot clock tower!
The City Hall & Policing Services building will be at the entrance to the campus. It will provide public safety information and police services. It will also be for official administrative tasks and general City services.
The underground plumbing work is now complete. In October, the street paving, irrigation, lighting, sidewalks, and gutters will be complete. Everything is going as planned for the grand opening next fall.
Are you excited about the looming completion of this community anchor project?
Now is the time to start making plans to use the grand opening to bring new clients into your local business. Call us for some easy ideas to get ready now! 949-366-2020