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City of Newark Civic Center

Project overview

Vanir provided project and construction management services for the City of Newark Civic Center project. This technologically-advanced complex is LEED Silver certified and includes:

  • David W. Smith City Hall: Two stories, 25,638 square feet, includes Council Chambers and administrative offices.
  • Newark Police Department Building: Single story, 23,987 square feet, consolidated police administration and operations (including emergency dispatch center, training facility and forensic laboratory).
  • Alan L. Nagy Library: Two stories, 24,580 square feet, includes a large community room, seminar rooms, maker space, a story-telling space and state-of-the-art book drop return and conveyor system.
  • Public Plaza: Bay-Friendly certified community event space with sustainable landscaping.
  • Parking Lots: Public lot consists of 130,300 square feet of parking, including 10 EVC stations, bio-retention swales and Bay-Friendly landscaping. Secure police parking lot includes 76 stalls and houses an 85-foot tower with the East Bay Regional Communication System Authority antennas that are essential to the police dispatch center.

The project also included the demolition of a seven-story administration building and the removal/relocation of underground utilities.

Vanir’s participation in managing the construction was invaluable and a significant part of completing a very successful project. This project came in on time and under budget.

– Ray Collier, City Architect, City of Newark
Newark, California
City of Newark
Design-Build Architect


Design-Build Contractor

Webcor Builders

Square Footage
84,130 SF
Construction Cost
$75.2 Million
Start Date
Completion Date