A New Civic Center for Carlsbad

The City of Carlsbad is building a new city hall that will provide an opportunity to create a civic gathering space. We'd like to understand what you might like to see in such a space.

 
Before answering some questions, would you like to watch a video that explains what this project is all about?




 
First, off the top of your head, what features would you like in a new civic gathering space?

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* First, off the top of your head, what features would you like in a new civic gathering space?

About 10 years ago, the city worked with the community to identify the core values most important for the future of Carlsbad. These values help guide city decisions and priorities. Please let us know which values need more emphasis, which ones feel about right and which ones, if any, are getting too much focus.

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* About 10 years ago, the city worked with the community to identify the core values most important for the future of Carlsbad. These values help guide city decisions and priorities. Please let us know which values need more emphasis, which ones feel about right and which ones, if any, are getting too much focus.

  Needs more emphasis We're getting it about right Too much focus
The local economy, business diversity and tourism
History, the arts and cultural resources
Neighborhood revitalization, community design and livability
High quality education and community services
Open space and the natural environment
Access to recreation and active, healthy lifestyles
Walking, biking, public transportation and connectivity
Small town feel, beach community character and connectedness
Sustainability
Now we'd like your ideas about what you might like to see in a new civic gathering space. Here's a video that talks about what we mean by "civic center."

Here are some of the things community members have said they'd like to do in a new civic gathering space. Please check the ones that interest you.

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* Here are some of the things community members have said they'd like to do in a new civic gathering space. Please check the ones that interest you.

Potential Criteria

The next section lists some of the criteria community members have suggested for choosing a site for a new city hall and civic center. Please tell us how much you like each of the criteria.

One star is not important, three stars is neutral, and five stars is very important.
Geographically central location

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* Geographically central location

A site with views of the ocean or hills

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* A site with views of the ocean or hills

A site that connects to trails and open space

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* A site that connects to trails and open space

Near Village, original city hall

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* Near Village, original city hall

A location with ample space available for future development

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* A location with ample space available for future development

Easy to get to by walking or biking

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* Easy to get to by walking or biking

Easy to get to via public transit

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* Easy to get to via public transit

Easiest and least expensive to build

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* Easiest and least expensive to build

High visibility location, on a major road or near I-5

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* High visibility location, on a major road or near I-5

Near cafes, restaurants, local services

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* Near cafes, restaurants, local services

Which is more important to you?

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* Which is more important to you?

Which is more important to you?

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* Which is more important to you?

What other criteria should be considered in choosing the location?
Write your ideas below.

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* What other criteria should be considered in choosing the location?
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Would you like us to keep you up to date on this project and what we do with your input? If yes, please enter your email below.

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* Would you like us to keep you up to date on this project and what we do with your input? If yes, please enter your email below.

In what ZIP code do you live? *

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* In what ZIP code do you live? *

How long have you lived in Carlsbad?

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* How long have you lived in Carlsbad?

What else would you like to share about this project and how you'd like to be involved?

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* What else would you like to share about this project and how you'd like to be involved?

That's it! Thanks for sharing. Please ask your friends to weigh in too.

P.S. Would you like to give input on the "city hall" part of this project? Take a survey about the City Council chamber and the administrative/customer service functions.

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