Help shape the future of Palm Desert by telling us what you think about the proposed updates to our General Plan.
Help shape Palm Desert for the next 20 years.
Palm Desert is poised for exciting changes as the City plans how our community will develop over the next 20 years through an update of our General Plan.
A draft is now complete, and the City wants to know what you think of the proposed updates to the Plan. Please take a few moments to let us know what excites you and what you’d change. The survey will provide summary information on sections, followed by an opportunity for your feedback.
Areas identified for the most change include the Highway 111 corridor, the undeveloped lands west of the Cal State and UCR campuses, and San Pablo Avenue from Magnesia Falls Drive to El Paseo.
Key concepts include:
- creating a walkable, landscaped, community space on San Pablo with wide sidewalks, shade trees, a cycle track, and reduced traffic lanes
- reworking the frontage roads on Highway 111 to make them flow more easily and provide wider sidewalks and enhanced landscaping
- permitting new development of taller, mixed-use buildings at strategic locations.
Our existing Plan was written in the early 2000s and adopted in 2004. The update process began in June 2014 and builds on the City’s recently adopted Envision Palm Desert Strategic Plan. That plan outlined a new 20-year vision for the community, with specific goals designed to realize that vision.
As part of the update process, the City is looking for your input. Public hearings before Palm Desert’s Planning Commission and City Council are expected to take place this year.
To see the complete new General Plan, or to stay up to date about other opportunities to engage, visit http://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/our-city/general-plan-update.
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