Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rancho Mirage
Document Title
Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Resort Hotel (Rs-H) and Mountain Reserve (MR)
Document Description
The project proposes the construction of the Ritz Carlton residences consisting of 106 units (48 residential suites & 58 villas) ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms, 23,840 square feet of event space, 5,510 square feet for amenities, a 381-space subterranean parking structure, and 116 additional residential spaces. Additionally, the Sky Mesa recreational area will consist of a 6,273 square foot restaurant and a 693 square foot restroom facility. The Sky Mesa area will also provide additional lawn event space and pool area. Overall, the 35.07-acre project site which includes the existing hotel will expand by a total of approximately 236,748 square feet of new interior spaces. In addition, a General Plan Zoning Map Amendment is proposed to amend the Mountain Reserve (MR) designation for the project’s Sky Mesa Recreational area to Resort Hotel (Rs-H) on approximately 3.88 acres (APNs: 689-020-012 & 689-020-014). In addition, a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM38768) proposes to establish three parcels (excluding Sky Mesa area) with Parcel 3 of the map containing 106 condo units (Ritz Carlton residences). Lastly, a 10th Amendment to the existing Development Agreement with Newage Rancho Mirage, LLC (the “10th Amendment”) is proposed. See Notice of Intent for full project description.

Contact Information

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

Joanne Chan
Agency Name
Kam Sang Co., Inc
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Erin Lucett
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Rancho Mirage
Southern California
Cross Streets
Approximately 2,700 feet southwest from intersection of Highway 111 and Frank Sinatra Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
689-330-026, -28, -31, -32, -34; 689-020-012, -14; & 689-331-001, -18
State Highways
Highway 111
Palm Valley School
Whitewater River
Other Location Info
See NOI for full description of location.

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 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), 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 (Condo Hotel Units)(Units 106, Acres 35.07), Commercial (See NOI for complete project description and MND for employees )(Sq. Ft. 36316, Acres 35.07, Employees 1)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Major Modification
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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