Desert Island Hotel


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rancho Mirage
Document Title
Desert Island Hotel
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space-Private - OS-PV
Document Description
The project will repurpose approximately 17.2 acres of the existing Desert Island golf course with a new 34-key boutique hotel comprised of four (4), 1-story buildings totaling 33,940 square feet, 11 private residences totaling 56,844 square feet, hotel grounds for guest use with tennis, pool, 852 square foot café, lounge area and 2,572 square foot yoga pavilion, along with additional 376 parking spaces. A new golf training park, and 7,818 square foot golf maintenance building will replace the existing driving range and old maintenance building that will be eliminated to make room for the new facilities. The proposed residences will be privately owned, but fully managed and maintained by the hotel operator. The proposed hotel and residences will be located west of the existing clubhouse. General Plan Zoning Map Amendment (GPZMA22-0002) will change the underlying zoning designation from “Open Space-Private (OS-PV)” to “Resort Hotel (Rs-H)” for 9.3 acres where the proposed hotel and residences will be located. The Specific Plan Amendment (SPA22-0002) will introduce the hotel use to the Desert Island Specific Plan.

Contact Information

Pilar Lopez
Agency Name
City of Rancho Mirage
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Mirage
Cross Streets
Bob Hope Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
688-040-001; 688-050-005; 688-060-006; -008.

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20, 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
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 101174, Acres 17.2, Employees 25)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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