Living Desert Expansion Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024060302
Lead Agency
City of Palm Desert
Document Title
Living Desert Expansion Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
GP: Public facility/Institutional District Zoning: Public (P); Drainage, Flood Plains and Watercourse
Document Description
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, herein referred to as “Living Desert,” is proposing an expansion project (Project) that includes the addition of an event center, entry pavilion, lion habitat, and associated facilities. The Project is an amendment to the previous entitlement for the Living Desert (PP/CUP 15-370), which included a smaller lion habitat and event center. In addition to the lion habitat and event center, the Project introduces a new entry pavilion on the north side of the existing Chase building. The Project consists of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), Precise Plan (PP), and Environmental Assessment (EA). The CUP is to allow construction of a “Recreation Facility, Commercial” use in the “Public” zone.

Contact Information

Name
Carlos Flores
Agency Name
City of Palm Desert
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Nicole Sauviat Criste
Agency Name
Terra Nova Planning & Research, Inc.
Job Title
Consultant
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Palm Desert
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Zip
92260
Total Acres
4.06±
Parcel #
630-250-045, 625-300-052
State Highways
Hwy 74
Schools
George Washington Charter School

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Recreational (Lion Exhibit and Event Center)
Local Actions
Site Plan
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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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