At the first community meeting regarding the renovation/expansion of the Convention Center, Community Center Theater, and Memorial Auditorium — collectively known as the C3 Project — City staff across several departments addressed questions and concerns from those in the audience.

Community members asked where bus stops will be relocated, how the local church will be affected, if additional loading zones will be installed, and if the buildings will use solar energy.

The Oct. 22 meeting began with a presentation from C3 Project Manager Ofelia Avalos explaining C3’s objectives, schedule, design, traffic impacts, and funding. Project Contractors and other Public Works staff also presented.

“Right now, the buildings are not designed for the future, and maybe not even the present,” Avalos said. “The much-needed modern, open, and outward-facing renovation will enhance the downtown core.”

Following the presentation, project specialists hosted open-discussion stations, answering any further questions from the community.

A major focus of the C3 Project is transparency and communication. Community meetings, blog posts, and emails regularly will be sent to update residents and business owners as the C3 Project ramps up in the coming months.

Missed the C3 meeting? Find information about the project through our project website.

Questions or concerns? Email C3 Project, and a staff member will respond shortly.