General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palm Desert
Document Title
General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Six residential land use; five commercial and two industrial; two overlay des; two institutional services and facilities. Seven residential zones; five commercial/industrial; three special districts; and eleven overlay zones.
Document Description
Note: Refer to Draft EIR on 8/24/16 The general plan update focuses on key areas of the City, including the HWY 111 corridor/city center and the University Neighborhood Specific plan that provides design guidance for the areas around the Cal State University campus. The project includes goals and policies that provide the City with tools to seek pedestrian oriented development patterns to diversify the city's existing primarily automobile oriented development patterns and realize both a true city center and a vibrant university campus area. The planning horizon is 25 years and both the general plan and the university neighborhood specific plan are designed to enable the city to keep them current and responsive to changing technologies and development patterns. In addition to the university neighborhood specific plan, the city is adopting the One Eleven zoning development code that will implement the vision for the HWY 111 corridor/city center. This is a comprehensive update that will replace the existing general plan with the exception of the housing element. The city's housing element is current, has been certified by the state, and is not included as a part of this update.

Contact Information

Ryan Stendell
Agency Name
City of Palm Desert
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palm Desert
Parcel #
State Highways
I 10
Bermuda Dunes, Palm Springs

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Rezone, specific plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

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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