By Ruby Lynn Holden, North Palm Beach Village Historian
In January 2016, after the regular Village Council meeting, a discussion was held as to the look of the new clubhouse. Architect Brian Idle provided projected costs for all the amenities, an overview of potential revenue and progress to date.
Residents expressed a strong desire for a gathering place with a community feel, and many wanted a gym or fitness center.
Of course there were those who object to the project; one op-ed piece suggested that the new multi-million dollar clubhouse will be competing with private enterprise with its restaurant and fitness center. Others complain that it is an unnecessary extravagance.
Temporary structures will provide for the restaurant and clubhouse while the razing and construction are underway.
Click here to read about the history of the North Palm Beach Country Club and its beginnings. The original building that housed the country club was torn down in the 1980s; the opening ceremony for the current clubhouse was held in 1963.