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Studio Gang architects ( have agreed to assist the City of Seaside to study whether a courthouse can be built for less than a $1,000 a square foot (built by the State, in a decision year(s) from now) at the top of Broadway Avenue and General Jim Moore Blvd on former Fort Ord land that is referred to as “Seaside East” and whether it can be done in an environmentally sensitive manner. As part of the study, they’ll think through whether a City Hall and a third civic building (a performing arts / expo center getting quite a few mentions) would be a cost-efficient and community-building way to proceed.

We have already decided that any building at the top of Broadway needs to fully respect the importance of the location and respond to it in a thoughtful manner.

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Apr 30

Seaside Campus Community Input Forum

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM by Lesley Milton

Stakeholder and First Community Meeting Resulsts In Many Great Ideas

The City of Seaside has hired Studio Gang Architects, an architecture and urban design firm, to conduct an 8-week feasibility study that explores the possibility of a new campus of civic and cultural facilities on the eastern edge of Fort Ord.  This study will examine how to co-locate a new Seaside City Hall with a new Monterrey County Justice Center alongside new community-oriented cultural and/or recreational facilities for Seaside residents at the western gateway to Fort Ord. 

The work of the study will be grounded in research and site analysis as well as engagement with residents and other key stakeholders to understand the aspirations, opportunities, and challenges to development of this civic campus.  The study will also include preliminary environmental and cost analyses along with plan diagrams and illustrations of how the activities of the City Hall, Justice Center, and cultural/recreational facilities might be brought together and experienced on the site.

If you’d like to learn more about the feasibility study, we’ve provided a link to a video of the project scope as presented at the Seaside City Council meeting 

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