College of the Desert West Valley Campus Master Plan & Phase 1 Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Desert Community College District
Document Title
College of the Desert West Valley Campus Master Plan & Phase 1 Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan: Mixed Use/Multi-Use; Zining: PD (Planned Development)
Document Description
The College of the Desert/Desert Community College District (District) proposes to develop its West Valley Campus (WVC) on approximately 29.11 +/- acres currently occupied by the largely vacant Palm Springs Mall. The site also includes Camelot Festival Theaters and an associated parcel, and a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant. These two buildings would remain. The Palm Springs Mall building encompasses approximately 332,000 sf and would be demolished to allow development of the campus. The mall would be replaced by a multiple-building community college campus providing approximately 330,000 sf of academic and ancillary space. The subject property is located in the heart of the City of Palm Springs, in the western Coachella Valley area of Riverside County. In addition to the master planning for the West Valley Campus, the subject EIR also evaluates the proposed Phase I Project that will initiate development of the campus.

Contact Information

John D. Criste
Agency Name
Desert Community College District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palm Springs
Cross Streets
Southwest Corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Farrell Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 111
Palm Springs Int'l
Whitewater River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Educational (330,000 +/-sf campus)
Local Actions
Master Plan, Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Other

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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