1British The area in the centre of a town where municipal offices and other public buildings are situated.
- Addressing those gathered for the launch of the exhibition he spoke of the Trust's vision of the Bank Garden as a public civic centre with a heritage centre in the old courtyard buildings.
- Recommended for inclusion are parts of Cedar Avenue not at present in the zone, and the whole of the civic centre offices and theatre buildings.
- One of the highlights of the day was the Harlow Water Gardens, designed as the centrepiece of the town's civic centre, known as ‘The High’.
2North American A large public building or complex for meetings, sports, and entertainments.
- The third option would be to re-provide the services enjoyed in the civic centre in another building.
- In the old days when this was the civic centre for the community, the police were in this building as part of a large representation of local governance.
- Despite provision for elderly mall-walkers and the occasional concert, arts fair, or church service, few malls served as true civic centers.
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