Supervisor Benoit To Dedicate North Shore Beach Yacht & Club Community Center May 1
NORTH SHORE – Supervisor John J. Benoit will join county officials and community leaders at the dedication and grand opening of the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club Community Center and Salton Sea History Museum to be held on Saturday, May 1 at 10:00 AM. The center is located by the Salton Sea on 99-155 Sea View Drive in North Shore. Free to the public, the event will have a barbeque and live entertainment.
“In its heyday, the ‘California Riviera’ was a major relaxation destination for boaters, fishers, water skiers, and wind surfers,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “This renovated landmark is one step in our efforts to revitalize the Salton Sea and bring back recreational events to these shores.”
The 6,500 square-foot, 50-year-old North Shore Yacht Club structure completed a $3.5 million renovation, adding a senior center, museum, visitors center, juice bar, and multipurpose rooms. Additionally, the facility also includes two offices, an archive room, kitchen, indoor and outdoor restroom facilities, a children’s playground, and multi-purpose outdoor patio space.
Designed by renowned architect Albert Frey, the building was host to many Hollywood celebrities who kept boats and entertained at the club. On September 1, 2009, the Board of Supervisors designated the site as a Riverside County Historic Landmark. The project went through a historic rehabilitation pursuant to environmental requirements, requiring the project to engage an architectural historian who verified compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic rehabilitation throughout the design and construction process.
The Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment will operate the renovated building, which will be home to meetings of the North Shore Community Council.