Vacant (approved industrial/cannabis cultivation)/Specific Plan Mixed Use/Specific Plan
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.
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)
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 150000, Acres 9.96, Employees 100), Other (overflow parking/solar carports - approx. 420 spaces)
Specific Plan Amendment
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Transportation
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