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
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Vacant (approved industrial/cannabis cultivation)/Specific Plan Mixed Use/Specific Plan
Document Description
The Proposed Project is an Amendment to Specific Plan DHS SP #01-17 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. The amphitheater would employ ten full-time employees and up to 100 temporary employees on event days. Planning Areas would remain the same as currently approved. However, the Project would allow additional uses in the Mixed-Use designation. Additionally, the 7-acre Parcel 25 was originally provided for Southern California Edison 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). Because Parcel 25 is no longer needed for an electrical substation, a 420-space parking lot with solar covered parking is proposed. Project construction for all elements is anticipated to take one year, opening in 2023 or 2024.

Contact Information

Patricia Villagomez
Agency Name
City of Desert Hot Springs
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Desert Hot Springs
Cross Streets
Indian Canyon Drive and 19th Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
666-340-032, 038 & 051
State Highways
Interstate 10
Union Pacific
Whitewater River

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 Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Highway Patrol (CHP)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 150000, Acres 9.96, Employees 100), Other (overflow parking/solar carports - approx. 420 spaces)
Local Actions
Specific Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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