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civic center

a building complex housing a theater or theaters for the performing arts and sometimes exhibition halls, a museum, etc., and usually constructed or maintained by municipal funds.
a building or building complex containing a municipality's administrative offices, various departmental headquarters, courts, etc., and sometimes an auditorium, libraries, or other community or cultural facilities.
a theater, meeting hall, or the like for community or public use.
Origin of civic center
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The idea is to harness the energy of the city and revive the central plaza as a vibrant civic center.
  • Basic information about the civic center can be found here.

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