The City of Santa Monica is getting the beach ball rolling at 415 Pacific Coast Highway by gathering public input on design concepts for revitalization of the former Marion Davies Estate.

Developed in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies, the 5.5-acre oceanfront property once had a 100-room mansion, swimming pool, tennis courts and a guest house.

After being operated as a private hotel and private beach club, the city gained control of the site and operated a public beach facility at the location.

The 1994 Northridge Earthquake caused extensive damage to the site and now the city wants to rebuild the site.

A two-day public workshop will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 1st, and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd, at the site.

Information, (310) 458-8310 or