The Club at Morningside Golf Course Lease


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
The Club at Morningside Golf Course Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) owns a parcel (Parcel) located inside The Club at Morningside. The Parcel is currently being used by The Club at Morningside as a golf course for the community, CVWD uses the Parcel as a flood control channel. The Club at Morningside has leased this Parcel since January 8th, 1980. CVWD and The Club at Morningside have agreed to extend the lease with the amended terms: • Term extended through June 2033 with one (1) additional 10-year option • Rent of $11,550.00 annually • Rent to be escalated by 3% annually upon each anniversary • Lease may be terminated without further liability on 90 days prior written notice by either party to the other No ground disturbance or construction is included or permit within the land lease amendment. The project site is not located with or immediately adjacent to a conservation area associated with the Coachella Valley Multiples Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project is not subject to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Local Development Mitigation Fee because the project location is an existing, disturbed parcel.

Contact Information

William Patterson
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Job Title
Environmental Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Mirage
Other Location Info
This project is located on Section 2 of Township 5 South, Range 5 East being around 13.5 acres inside The Club at Morningside community located on the corner of Country Club Drive and Morningside Drive in the City of Rancho Mirage, California (Riverside County).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) states an activity is covered by the common sense exemption where CEQA applies only to a project and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the activity may have a significant effect on the environment.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines §15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
County Clerk


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