Project Description

Newport Beach Civic Center

The City of Newport Beach opened its doors to a new Civic Center in May of 2013. Abundantly packed with sustainable features, the project includes a 155,000 s.f. city hall building, 14-acre park, 450-space parking structure and a 17,000 s.f. expansion of the Newport Beach Central Library, all replete with an extensive network of Low Impact Development (LID) features. The Civic Center is located on two parcels inland from the Newport Beach Central Library and is bordered by Avocado Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. The $131.4 million project received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council.

Fuscoe Engineering played a vital role in water quality design and management documentation (EIR) of the proposed LID site features, which include integrated bioretention swales, water harvesting facilities and runoff reduction landscaping. FEI staff members collaborated and interfaced with the architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, design team members and City staff to develop appropriate design details that would satisfy the recently updated local Storm Water Permit, while recognizing site specific limitations to full LID deployment. The final selection of LID features, combined with treatment control features, struck a unique balance of forward-thinking sustainable design with proven technologies that are dependable and maintainable for the long-term success of the project. Project team members also included PWP Landscape Architecture and ARUP. Fuscoe has had an enduring relationship with the City of Newport Beach and in the past, our survey and mapping team provided services for the previous City Hall site and fire station expansion.

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Newport Beach, CA

LSA Associates for City of Newport Beach