On April 18, 2017, the Board of Supervisors accepted the recommendations from the Planning Commission and the General Plan Advisory Committee and voted unanimously to initiate General Plan Amendment No. 1206 constituting an update to the Cabazon community plan. The Board action requested that Planning Department staff undertake a review of existing and anticipated land use patterns and potential for development and growth. The primary purpose of the Board’s action was to change selected community plan land use designation areas from Rural and Rural Community to Community Development recognizing that the area will be undergoing mid- and longer term changes to allow for increased residential, commercial and employment uses. The first step in this effort was the adoption of the County’s General Plan Housing Element on December 6, 2016 which established areas designated to accommodate mixed use and higher density residential use, primarily along the I-10 corridor.