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Makeover of Pasadena Civic Center almost complete

September 17, 2011 |  6:12 pm

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The civic center is undergoing the last of several touch-ups as leaders prepare for Pasadena’s 125th birthday celebration and the end to eight years' worth of work in and around City Hall.

Repaved streets, new sidewalks with brick inlays, additional parking and new landscaping will improve Garfield Avenue and other thoroughfares near City Hall, according to the Pasadena Sun.

Enough of the work will be done by next week for the city to host “Music Under the Stars” on Sept. 24, a free Pasadena Symphony and Pops concert at Centennial Square.

Work on the $4-million project is expected to wrap up by Thanksgiving.

Money for the improvements came from a $2.8-million Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority grant, $1 million from Pasadena’s redevelopment agency and about $200,000 from local businesses that will benefit from the work.

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--Adolfo Lopez, Times Community News

Photo: Work at Pasadena Civic Center. Credit: Times Community News

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