Section 24 Annexation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rancho Mirage
Document Title
Section 24 Annexation
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS
Present Land Use
Medium Density Residential (R-M), High Density Residential (R-H), & Community Commercial (C-C)
Document Description
The project site occupies approximately 257 acres of mostly vacant undeveloped land within the reservation of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians (Tribe) and within the City's Sphere of Influence. A General Plan/Zoning Map Amendment is proposed to amend the existing pre-zoning designations of the project site which consist of Medium Density Residential (R-M), High Density Residential (R-H), and Community Commercial (C-C). The entire project area is proposed to have an underlying designation of Mixed Use (M-U) and the Section 24 Specific Plan will be adopted to establish seven (7) Planning areas within the subject site. The project site is also proposed to be annexed into the City of Rancho Mirage. The project site has already been approved by the Tribe for the potential development of up to 3,138,600 square feet of commercial, retail, office, restaurant, hotel and entertainment uses, and up to 1,406 multifamily residential units. The Tribe prepared and approved the Section 24 Specific Plan to guide the development of 576 acres of Tribal Reservation Land bounded by Ramon Road on the North, Bob Hope Drive on the east, Dinah Shore Drive on the south, and Los Alamos Road on the west. The property the City is proposing to annex and amend the pre-zoning designation for is only the Tribal Planning Areas (1-7) identified in the Section 24 Specific Plan. Planning Area 8 for the Active Adult Community within the Section 24 Specific Plan was previously annexed into the City. The Tribe circulated the Section 24 Specific Plan project under SCH #2014011035.

Contact Information

Ben Torres
Agency Name
City of Rancho Mirage
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Mirage
Southern California
Cross Streets
Southwest corner of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
685-410-005, -006, -007, -012, - & -013
State Highways
Union Pacific
Other Location Info
Located within Agua Caliente Indian Reservation

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 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Acres is for the total project area)(Units 1406, Acres 257), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 3138600, Acres 257, Employees 6822)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone, Prezone, Annexation
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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