Since 2011, CVAG has planned for the construction ofCV Link, a multi-modal
transportation project, generally along the top of the levees of the major storm water channels and local roadways in Coachella Valley. Following an extensive public process, CVAG certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for CV Link and approved the Project in 2017.
CV Link is under construction in the cities of Palm Springs, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella. Right of Way easements on two properties are needed for the construction and operation of CV Link. One property is held in trust by the United States for Allottees, and the second is owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. Both properties are along the route that was approved by CVAG in 2017. The respective portions of the properties needed for CV Link are vacant, and no relocation will be required.
On June 28, 2021, the CVAG Executive Committee adopted Resolutions of Necessity for the acquisition of Right of Way easements on certain real property described as Assessor Parcel No. 677-30-023 (owned by Sean Milanovich and Travis Milanovich) in the City of Palm Springs and Assessor Parcel No. 610-030-016 (owned by Union Pacific Railroad) in the City of Indio. Approval of the Resolutions of Necessity will not cause any
additional adverse impacts to the environment, as compared to what was analyzed in the prior EIR. Thus, no further environmental review is required pursuant to Public Resources Code 21166 and State CEQA Guidelines 15162. All of the mitigation measures adopted as part of the certified EIR are still valid and apply.