State Building Officials Look to Rent Cathedral City Community Amphitheater Park

CATHEDRAL CITY — When the $4.5 million Cathedral City Community Amphitheater Park opened in March 2021, then-Mayor Raymond Gregory said the 2.5-acre venue would be available to rent. Today, about a year later, the city has takers.

The California Chapter of the International Conference of Building Officials (CALBO), a non-profit, that will host its 60th Annual Business Meeting at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa on May 8 – 12, 2022.

However, CALBO wants to hold a private dinner party at the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater on Wednesday, May 11 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The group expects about 175 attendees who will select meals from food trucks and listen to a pop cover band throughout their celebration. CALBO is seeking a special use permit from the City Council when it meets Wednesday.

CALBO has agreed to the non-profit amphitheater rental rate of $2,500 for the event date and $1,250 for move-out day. They also agreed to the Special Use Permit application fee of $510. The number of guests at the dinner allows for them to use the permanent restrooms. They will have a bathroom attendant to make sure there are enough supplies, and the restrooms remain clean. They will provide all general liability insurance requirements covering the city.

Alcohol will be served, and the group will hire private security, according to their application. They will contract directly with all food trucks and party equipment and services. Set-up will begin at 2 p.m. and teardown completed that evening by 11:30 p.m.

For those concerned about noise and sound, the city has a sound policy for the amphitheater that all music must end at 9 p.m. The organization is requesting, due to daylight savings time and a late start at 7 p.m., if they could continue the music to play until 9:30 pm and/or have the decibels reduced at 9 p.m. to 75 decibels at the south perimeter of the property line.

City leaders have long said will serve as a magnet for residents and visitors alike to the revitalized downtown district and commons area. Turns out, they were right.

CALBO’s mission is to promote public health and safety in building construction through legislation, education, and building code development.



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  • Amphitheater Park: Bruce Howell