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
SIR - Supplemental EIR
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 666,000 +/- square feet, will include Sam's Club (150,000 sq ft), Wal-Mart (212,669 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, Dinah Shore Drive, 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
Agency Name
City of Palm Desert
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 666,000 +/-, Acres 70 +/-, Employees 2,000-2,600)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), 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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

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