Coachillin’ Specific Plan Amendment Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Desert Hot Springs
Document Title
Coachillin’ Specific Plan Amendment Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Specific Plan Mixed Use
Document Description
The Proposed Project is an Amendment to the Specific Plan that would modify the allowed land uses in the Specific Plan Mixed Use Zone along with accompanying changes in the Development Standards and Design Guidelines to allow potential hotel and amphitheater uses on Parcels 30 and 31, respectively. The proposed hotel would include 175 guest rooms within a 4-story,150,000 square foot building. The proposed amphitheater would seat approximately 5,000 people and host a maximum of four concerts or special events per month. Planning Areas would remain the same as currently approved. However, the proposal would allow additional uses in the Mixed-Use designation. Additionally, the 7-acre Parcel 25 was originally provided for Southern California Edison (SCE) power stations and systems to serve the Specific Plan projects. SCE no longer requires this lot; therefore, the Amendment proposes to re-designate Parcel 25 as Industrial Energy & Utilities (IE) to provide space for private power generation and other industrial uses. The uses in the Agriculture zone have also been clarified to include other types of crops. Please note that this project description summarizes the major changes to the Specific Plan. There have also been minor changes to clarify meaning.

Contact Information

Juan Carrillo
Agency Name
City of Desert Hot Springs
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Desert Hot Springs
Cross Streets
Indian Canyon Drive and 18th Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
666-340-008 through 666-340-053
State Highways
Interstate 10

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Commercial (Hotel and Ampitheater)(Sq. Ft. 150000, Acres 153.71, Employees 100)
Local Actions
Specific Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Transportation


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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