San Marino Center Renovation

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The City has started to plan for the renovation of the San Marino Center! We will be sharing information and seeking your input on how we can update the building to best serve the community for years to come.  Please read our Fact Sheet about the project below:

Fact Sheet - English
Fact Sheet - Chinese

How to Submit Comments

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, or if you have any questions or comments, please email  Staff is also available for one-on-one conversations.  Please call 626-300-0700 to schedule a time.  You may also submit comments online by clicking the "Online Comment Form" button below, or by filling out our survey.  Residents should have received one in the mail, but you can also find a link to the survey below.  Surveys can be submitted in the following ways:  

  • Return the post card in the mail
  • Drop it off at City Hall or in the drop box at the San Marino Center
  • Email your responses to
  • Text your responses to 626-487-4718
  • Call us at 626-300-0700 to share your responses or request a pick up

Please submit surveys by Friday, September 4th.  

Survey - English
Survey - Chinese

You can also stop by San Marino City Hall or the San Marino Center to make design comments directly on a large photo of the San Marino Center.   The fact sheet and survey are also available for pickup at these locations. 


upcoming meetings

This month, City staff will make presentations and receive public comment at a number of upcoming meetings.  All meetings will be held on Zoom and Zoom information will be added closer to each meeting date.  For meetings that are not hosted by the City, please contact the organization directly for meeting information.  

Date   Time Meeting    
Meeting Information 

Monday, August 3, 2020                     6:00pm Town Hall

Monday, August 10, 2020  12:00 pm       
Lacy Park Landscape Committee

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Rotary Club of San Marino

Contact Rotary for meeting details.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


San Marino City Club

Contact City Club for meeting details.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020


Chinese Club of San Marino

Contact the Chinese Club for meeting details. 
Interpreter will be available.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

7:00 pm 

Design Review Committee   
Meeting ID: 870 4038 0722
Dial in by phone: 669-900-9128

Monday, August 24, 2020

7:30 am Library Board of Trustees
Meeting ID: 656 593 2178
Dial in by phone: 669-900-9128

Monday, August 24, 2020

6:00 pm Town Hall  

We are so sorry that this meeting did not record properly. Please see below for
the recording of the Planning Commission meeting.  

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:00 pm San Marino Unified School District   
SMUSD agendas and meeting information can be found here: 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020       

7:00 pm  Planning Commission  

Click here for an audio recording of the Planning Commission's discussion 
of the SMC project.  You can view the slides here.  

Wednesday, Sept 9, 2020 
6:00 pm  City Council   

San Marino Center Virtual Tour

Unfortunately we cannot offer in-person tours of the existing building due to COVID-19.  However, we hope you find this virtual room-by-rooom tour of the existing building helpful!



SAN MARINO CENTER community committee

At its July 31 meeting, the City Council directed that a community committee be formed to consult on the San Marino Center Renovation project. The Council specified the following membership "categories:" two people with design/architecture experience, a senior, a parent, a Recreation user, a member from a Library oversight group, someone living close to the facility, someone from one of our community civic groups, and an at-large member. The Committee's membership is now set and we are delighted to share the names of our group:

  • Al Boegh
  • Raymond Cheng
  • John Chou
  • Toby Chou
  • Steve Domier
  • Jaime Gertmenian
  • Jennifer Giles
  • Angela Liang
  • Calvin Lo 
Vice Mayor Ude, Council Member Talt, and City Manager Marlowe are excited to get to work with this talented, experienced, and resourceful group of people.

Other information

Building Plans

Below you will find links to both the original 1950s plans for the San Marino Center as well as the conceptual plans created in August of 2019.   The conceptual plans were only created to help inform staff about the cost and feasibility of the project, and the City Council has opted to not proceed with these plans.   Community input will be the primary driver of the new design! Even though these plans will not be used, we thought they could be a helpful tool for visualizing the project .

San Marino Center Original Plans
San Marino Center Conceptual Plans - 2019

Recreation Programming
Please see below to read the staff report that went to the City Council earlier this year that discusses the re-envisioned Recreation programming.
City Council Staff Report on Re-Envisioned Recreation Programming - April 24, 2020

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