Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report to consider the impacts of General Plan Amendment No. 1133, Specific Plan No. 392, Change of Zone No. 7893, and Tentative Tract Map No. 37434.
See the below links to access documents related to the NOP.
Notice of Preparation
Environmental Assessment/Initial Study
The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from May 23, 2018 to June 22, 2018.
A public scoping session will be held to accept comments from responsible agencies and the public about the scope and content of the EIR on Monday June 18, 2018, at 1:30 pm, at 77-588 El Duna Court, Suite H. Palm Desert, CA 92211..
PROJECT SUMMARY: The proposed Project consists of applications for General Plan Amendment No. 1133 (GPA01133), Specific Plan No. 392 (SP00392), Change of Zone No. 7893 (CZ07893), and Tentative Tract Map No. 37434 (TR 37434). These applications, if approved as proposed, would facilitate the development of: 600 single-family residences on 98.0 acres, 2.3-acre electrical substation site that would be operated by the IID, 6.4-acre community park, five half acre pocket parks, 3.5-acre driving range, 5.7 acres of open space which would be used as paseos, internal roadways on approximately 14.2 acres, and associated on-site and off-site utility infrastructure. Additionally, the Project proposes to designate a total of seven (7) planning areas, totaling 69.6 acres, which would accommodate the development of mixed-use buildings with up to 900 multiple-family dwelling units and 378,970 square feet of commercial retail space. In addition, a 14.5-acre planning area would be offered to the PSUSD for development of a K-5 elementary school; if the PSUSD decides not to develop an elementary school within Planning Area 7, then approximately 80 single-family dwelling units would be developed within Planning Area 7. Off-site improvements associated with the project include construction of a secondary roadway access to Planning Area 7 via Cook Street (2.8 acres) and construction of an off-site sewer improvement in Varner Road between Cook Street and the Ivey Ranch Country Club that abuts the Project site to the east (1.7 acres).
The project would be developed over the course of two Phases: Phase 1 (which includes two sub-phases) and Phase 2. Phase 1A of the would occur in 2022 and would develop 600 single-family residential units, a 14.5-acre elementary school, interim drainage facilities, a 2.3-acre electrical substation, approximately 30.6 acres of open space, and five (5) 0.5-acre pocket parks. Phase 1B would occur approximately 2027 and would develop 529 Multi-family dwelling units within the Mixed Use Areas Planning Areas and 222,156 square feet of commercial retail development. Phase 2 would take place from approximately 2032 through 2035 and would develop 372 multifamily residential units and 156,815 square feet of commercial retail space in addition to the removal of the interim drainage facilities.
PROJECT LOCATION: The 214.7-acre area encompassed by the Ivey Palms Specific Plan No. 392 (SP 392) is located in the “Western Coachella Valley” area of unincorporated Riverside County. Western Coachella Valley is located within the central portion of Riverside County and is surrounded by the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, and Little San Bernardino Mountains. The Coachella Valley contains a series of low-lying desert flatlands, sloping dunes and rolling foothills. The Western Coachella Valley is framed by the San Jacinto Mountains and Santa Rosa Mountains National Monument to the west and Joshua Tree National Park to the north and east.
The Project site is located immediately north and east of Varner Road, the I-10 freeway and the City of Palm Desert; south of Ramon Road and approximately 2.8 miles south of the Indio Hills; and west of Jack Ivey Drive and the Ivey Ranch Country Club, and approximately 0.75 mile west of the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The City of Rancho Mirage is located approximately one mile to the west of the Project site, and the City of Indio is located approximately 4.5 miles to the east of the Project site. Regional access to the Project site is currently available from the I-10 freeway via the Cook Street and Monterey Avenue exits and Varner Road.
APN’s – 694-040-001, 694-050-013, 694-050-006, 694-050-011, 694-050-012, 694-120-002, 694-120-010, 694-120-011
Jason Killebrew - Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
PO Box 1409
Riverside, CA 92501