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Civic Center Improvements


Poncitlan Square
This two-acre site is located in the heart of the downtown Civic Center, bounded by 8th and 9th streets east and avenues Q-9 and Q-10. The site was developed in 1998 and hosts a gazebo, benches, walking path, gardens, a fountain, and a Veterans Memorial Garden. The park is the site for weddings, receptions and the City of Palmdale's popular summer event Thursday Night on the Square. Contact the Parks and Recreation department at 661/267-5611 for rental information.

Development Services
The development services building is designed to provide better customer service within a single City facility. The building houses the public works administration, traffic, and engineering divisions; the building and safety department; the planning department, including the business license and community preservation divisions; and the economic development department.

Palmdale Institute of Technology
The Palmdale Institute of Technology is home to the AERO Institute. The institute is a joint effort by the NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center and the University of California Space Grant Foundation. The goal of the AERO institute is to provide comprehensive technical undergraduate and graduate education in aerospace science, engineering and technical skills through participating college and universities, and to conduct leading-edge aerospace research and development.

Palmdale Council Chamber
The Palmdale Council Chamber building provides a facility to accommodate City Council, Planning Commission and other public meetings. The Council Chamber accommodates up to 125 seats and includes a state-of-the-art audio/visual system for public presentations.

Larry Chimbole Cultural Center
The renovated 22-year-old Larry Chimbole Cultural Center is located in the City of Palmdale's Civic Center area and is bounded by Sierra Highway and Palmdale Boulevard.

The building features an upstairs auditorium, which can accommodate 350 theater seating or 250 dinner seating, and three meeting rooms to accommodate 40 to 50 people. Contact the Parks and Recreation department at 661/267-5611 for rental information.


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