The City of Los Altos is currently working on an update to the Civic Center Master Plan, which was previously approved by the City Council in 2009. The 2009 approved plan included demolition and construction of a new Police Station, a new City Hall and a new Community Center. Following an independent survey that was conducted in April 2012, it was determined there was not sufficient community support to pass a bond measure large enough to cover the anticipated cost of the approved plan.
In early 2013, the City Council directed staff to revisit the Civic Center Master Plan with a focus on redeveloping the facility in most critical need of attention - the Community Center. Following City Council’s decision that the new ‘Los Altos Community Center’ be built in the general area of the current Community Center, several public meetings were held to gather input on desired programming, facilities and site planning.
The project consultant, Anderson Brulé Architects, is currently utilizing the wide breadth of data collected during the various outreach meetings and will present an updated Civic Center Master Plan to the City Council in early 2015.
In October 2014, the City of Los Altos partnered with the American Institute of Architects Santa Clara Valley (AIASCV) to host a day-long, collaborative Design Charette. Enlisting the creative design input of volunteer AIASCV members, conceptual designs for the Civic Center site were developed in order to further guide and inspire future design work for the City’s redevelopment of Hillview Park and Community Center. The designs produced by AIASCV are currently on display at the Main Library (13 S San Antonio Road) through January 13, 2015. The public is encouraged to review the plans and provide comment. To view the renderings online, click here.
At the January 13, 2015 City Council Meeting, Anderson Brulé Architects will present a summary of the Design Charette including artist renderings and key concepts that were discussed during the public comment portion of the event. All interested community members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Chambers at Los Altos City Hall located at: 1 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
To stay up-to-date with upcoming meetings, outreach and other activities related to this project: