Civic Center changes on council agenda

ROSE CENTER theater in Westminster.

The Civic Center will likely be the center of attention at Wednesday’s session of the Westminster City Council.

At the 7 p.m. meeting, the council will take up three matters related to the future of the area on Westminster Avenue east of Beach Boulevard. On the council agenda are:

  • a presentation by the Sheldon Group on development of the Civic Center, including some initial design elements;
  • a proposal for a contract with Jay’s Catering of Garden Grove to take over operation of the catering facility at the Rose Center adjacent to the Civic Center;
  • a recommendation from two council members toward the city taking over operation of the Rose Center Theater.

In July of 2017, the council chose the Sheldon Group to develop conceptual plans for possible development of the Civic Center into a mixed-use district, which could include commercial and residential uses.

Currently the campus includes facilities for its police, city management and senior citizen center, along with the West Justice Center court complex.

Such a re-use might lead to the concentration of city offices into one building.

Regarding the 400-seat Rose Center Theater on All American Way, the recommendation comes from Vice Mayor Tyler Diep and Councilman Sergio Contreras. They are the members of a committee created by the council in January 2017 to study operation of the facility. Currently, Westminster pays $70,000 a year toward its operation.

As for the catering facility, Jay’s was selected by Diep and Contreras from among proposals from Crystal Rose Catering, Wow Events and Jay’s.

The council meets at 7 p.m. at its chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

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