Brentwood’s $61M Civic Upgrade Makes its Public Debut

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor In a bid to create a more vibrant image and revitalize its core, Brentwood has just wrapped a $60.8 million investment in its public buildings and spaces. Located in eastern Contra Costa County, the city of 51,000 marked the official opening of the multi-faceted project last month. A highlight is [...]

In a bid to create a more vibrant image and revitalize its core, Brentwood has just wrapped a $60.8 million investment in its public buildings and spaces. Located in eastern Contra Costa County, the city of 51,000 marked the official opening of the multi-faceted project last month.

A highlight is the city’s new Civic Center, which was designed by project architect LPA Inc.  The Civic Center, which is a candidate for LEED Gold certification, evokes the city’s landmark Brentwood Hotel in appearance. The Brentwood City Park is also part of the renewal, with its 2.7 acres now featuring a new play area, outdoor performance space, barbeques, picnic tables and free Wi-Fi service.

Brentwood’s new projects include the following, as detailed by the San Francisco Business Times:

• City Hall:  60,000 square feet, $28.2 million.
• Community center: 32,000 square feet, $15 million.
• Parking garage: 280 spaces, $9.3 million.
• Improvements to street, landscaping and local business totaling $8.3 million.

Construction was funded by the city, and Swinerton Management and Consulting Inc. served as construction manager. Lathrop Construction Associates was the project’s general contractor.

Rendering courtesy of the City of Brentwood