photo provided by City of Del Mar/Photographer Zemina Zaferakis

Del Mar’s brand new civic center is officially open for business. The center, located at the site of the former city hall at Camino Del Mar and 10th St., includes a 3,000-square-foot town hall where the City Council and city committees will meet, a 9,000-square-foot city hall, and a 13,000-square-foot plaza for the public to enjoy. The building also has underground parking and a rooftop deck with ocean views. Employees moved into the new space in late May, with a formal grand opening on June 30. “I really hope the community will see this as an asset for themselves, a beautiful place for them to come and enjoy,” said Assistant City Manager Kristen Crane, who oversaw planning and construction of the project. Discover more at www.delmar.ca.us.