Desert Gateway Development Project Subsequent Environmental Impact Report

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palm Desert
Document Title
Desert Gateway Development Project Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Currently undeveloped land zoned for Commercial/Industrial (PC-3) with a Freeway/Commercial Overlay (FCOZ). Commercial/Industrial General Plan Designation.

Document Description
Application for development plan approval for community-scale shopping center. A development agreement in good standing currently exists between the owners and the City of Palm Desert. The project area consists of 70 +/- gross acres located at the southeast corner of Dinah Shore Drive (Tamarisk Row) and Monterey Avenue in Palm Desert. The total building area will be 700,169 +/- square feet, will include Sam's Club (150,000 sq ft), Wal-Mart (137,967 sq ft), a future Wal-Mart expansion of 74,702 sq ft, three other major retail outlets, and a variety of smaller retail outlets, shops and restaurants. The land-to-building ratio is approximately 3.35 to 1, with building coverage of approximately 22.96%. The plan also provides total parking of approximately 3,600 parking spaces, averaging 5.21 parking spaces per 1,000 sq ft overall. Primary access to property will be via Monterey Avenue, 35th Avenue and Market Way. Most service access to be taken from Market Way, which forms the eastern boundary of the project and runs parallel with Monterey Avenue.

Contact Information
Phil Drell
City of Palm Desert
Lead/Public Agency
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone : 760-346-0611 ext 481


Palm Desert
Cross Streets
Dinah Shore Drive and Monterey Avenue
Total Acres
70 +/-
Parcel #
653-250-5, -14, -15, -18
State Highways
Union Pacific and Santa Fe
Palm Springs Unified School District
Whitewater River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 700,169 +/-, Acres 70 +/-, Employees 2,000-2,600)
Local Action
Site Plan Precise Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Fiscal Impacts Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Population/Housing Public Services Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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