For the first time since Del Mar incorporated in 1959, its City Hall and administrative offices are moving out of temporary quarters into a new, custom-built civic center.
Finishing touches such as signs and and furniture are being added over the Memorial Day weekend, and the offices will be open for business Tuesday morning.
The first City Council meeting will be June 4, and a public dedication and celebration is planned for June 30 at the 1.5-acre location, which covers the entire block west of Camino del Mar between 10th and 11th streets.
“We’ve all just been amazed” at the way it’s come together, said Bob Gans, president of the Del Mar Foundation, which contributed $125,000 to add some extra touches to the project. The foundation’s money helped the city buy outdoor furniture, an expanded kitchen and other facilities to host community events such as concerts, lectures and celebrations at the new civic center.