Desert Retreat Specific Plan Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Indio
Document Title
Desert Retreat Specific Plan Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
SN (Suburban Neighborhood), RL (Residential Low), and Village Core.
Document Description
The applicant is proposing the Desert Retreat Specific Plan Project to implement the City of Indio General Plan by regulating development of an age-restricted (aged 55 and older) residential community containing up to 1,500 homes on an approximate 377-acre site. The objectives of the Specific Plan document will include ensuring quality development consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of the City of Indio General Plan; designing a high-quality, master-planned active adult residential community; planning a community that is compatible and connected with the surrounding residential communities and recreational amenities; and helping meet the City of Indio's need for additional housing.

Contact Information

Kevin Snyder, AICP
Agency Name
City of Indio
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
38th Avenue (North), Jefferson Street (West), 40th Avenue (South), Madison Street (East)
Total Acres
Parcel #
691-110-002, 003, 004, 008, 011, 014, 015, 021; 691-100-023, 025.
State Highways
Bermuda Dunes Airport
Shadow Hills High School

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, 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
Residential (Units 1500, Acres 377)
Local Actions
Specific Plan, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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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