KPC Coachella Specific Plan EIR


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Coachella
Document Title
KPC Coachella Specific Plan EIR
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use: Resort District Zoning: General Commercial (C-G) / Residential Single Family (R-S) / Open Space (OS)
Document Description
The proposed Project is the KPC Coachella Specific Plan and related approvals, which proposes a master planned residential community on approximately 2,807 (conceptual) acres of currently undeveloped land, entirely located within the City of Coachella. The Specific Plan proposes the following land uses: • A mixture of residential product types, including an active adult/senior-oriented village, totaling approximately 9,536 dwelling units; • Approximately 305 acres of mixed-use areas, which include commercial retail, high-density residential, resort, and entertainment uses; • A college/university overlay to allow for institutions of higher learning with an emphasis on healthcare; • Approximately 71 acres of school (3 elementary schools and 1 middle school); • Approximately 395 acres of parks, greenways, and amenity centers; • Approximately 179 acres of circulation uses, including arterials, major, and secondary roadways; • Approximately 68 acres of Agricultural Production areas; • Approximately 754 acres of natural open space, including drainage channels and trails; • A potential multi-story, high-rise building; and • A proposed entertainment center/venue and performing arts theater

Contact Information

Gabriel Perez
Agency Name
City of Coachella
Job Title
Development Services Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
The Project site is located in the eastern portion of Coachella Valley north of Interstate 10 (
Total Acres
Parcel #
various (approx. 60 parcels)
State Highways

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 Education, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), 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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, 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 9536, Acres 1035), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 2040518, Acres 305, Employees 1), Educational (Elementary School (38 acres) / Middle School (33 acres)), Other (Open Space (1,217 acres))
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Tentative Tract Map and Development Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, 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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