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- April 1999 Vol. XXVIII No.7
- Thursday, May 13 @ 7:00 pm
- LHG Meeting, Carnegie Building
- LHG Annual Auction held at the Duarte Garage
- Saturday, May 29
- Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. with an auction
beginning at 7 p.m. This is always a fun event and we look forward to seeing
- HERITAGE GUILD HAPPENINGS
- The auction will be upon us soon. We need your help. We are looking
for donations for this year's auction at the end of May. It's a good time
to do some spring cleaning and donate those unwanted items to a good cause.
For free pickup call Barbara at 449-9927.
- Excerpted from Livermore Herald & News, May 1, 1963
- City Estimates Office Space Need for 2000
- With the announcement that 36.5 acres of the 44.5 acre civic center
site would tentatively be used for public buildings in the year 2000, the
city staff released Monday a report oil expected space needs at the center
proposed for the rodeo grounds.
- The statistical information in the 17 page booklet will be used by
consultants in drafting a long-range plan for development of the civic
The public buildings tentatively designed to occupy the larger part of
the site include governmental building, local agency offices, and recreational
facilities. Allowing that 37 years will bring many changes in governmental
structure and architectural design, the result may be requirements for more
or less land, the plan says.
- SINGLE STORY
- Also, the estimate is based on single story development while multi-story
buildings would reduce the site coverage by 50 per cent.
- The report states that the desirability of city acquisition of all
or a portion. of the 4.5 acres located on the south side of the rodeo grounds,
along South Livermore Avenue should not be overlooked. This land would
provide more major street frontage and more flexibity in the civic center
- If the staff's space allocation is found to be correct, more acres
in the original site tract could be used for recreation facilities necessary
for the creation of a major district park for the community.
- The report states that a major consideration in the land allocation
is whether the civic center shall be a one story or a two story "Generally
the savings in cost of two Story versus one story construction is not significant."
Good design frequently dictates the provision of more space between two
story buildings, however. And, land space saved could be used for off street
parking, parks or landscaping.
- Assuming one story development, the city's office space needs range
from 10,000 square feet of floor area on a one half acre site today, to
a 53,000 square feet of floor area on a three and a half acre site by the
year 2000. The plan adds that an additional acre will be required for a
30,000 square foot library building.
- FOR PARK
- According to the report, an agreement between the city and the park
district, 9.32 acres must be reserved for development by the park district
for park and recreation purposes.
- The park district has submitted a park plan which generally conforms
to past city thinking relative to the civic center design. This design
would be integrated into the overall civic center design.
- Going farther, the report says that in accordance with an agreement
between the city and the rodeo association, approximately nine acres should
be reserved to provide a site for a stadium having a 5000 seat capacity.
The report adds that the Sunken Gardens is considered the best potential
location for this stadium.
- OTHER BUILDINGS
- The area also will contain acreage for a community office building,
an auditorium, and a museum and historical bulding. The Cooperative Day
Nursery, Livermore Art Association and the Council of Social Welfare are
three groups which have indicated interest in the utilization of such space.
- An estimated two acres is set aside by the report to be used as the
community office building off street parking with necessary open areas.
Five acres would be allocated for the construction of the exhibition hall
and a 1,000 and 2,000 seat auditorium, concludes the report.
- While neither the high school or elementary school hoards have officially
indicated interest in administration offices at the civic center, the report
states that about two acres would be enough room in event the districts
are unified and there are no adjoining warehouses.
- The report was designed to act as a compilation of data relative to
area and building space requirements for the potential occupants of the
- Most of the data was received in response to a questionnaire submitted
to city department heads and letters sent to public agencies and organizations.
June 29, 1999
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