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City releases draft of new Downtown plan


The City of Indio released a draft of the new Downtown Specific Plan on Friday, along with the plan's associated Environmental Impact Report.

The Indio Downtown Specific Plan establishes a long-term vision and development and public infrastructure standards for the revitalization of Downtown Indio. The goal is to create “a place for everyone; a human-scaled, urban center of activity concentrating community, culture and a commerce in a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use environment.”

The new Downtown Plan covers nearly 140 acres, generally bound by Indio Boulevard to the north; Jackson Street and Civic Center Mall to the east; Highway 111 to the south and Deglet Noor Street to the west.

For more information on the Plan, please visit the project at the following link:
Link to the DSP File

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was prepared for the project under the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et. seq. The DEIR analyzes potentially significant environmental impacts in the following environmental categories: Land Use, Traffic and Transportation, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Cultural Resources, Aesthetics, Biology, Soils and Geology, Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise and Vibration, Population and Housing, Public Services and Recreation, and Utilities. Copies of the DEIR are available for review or distribution to interested parties at no charge at the Community Development Department located at 100 Civic Center Mall, Indio, CA 92201, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The DEIR may also be reviewed at the following link: Link to EIR File

On January 14, 2020, the City of Indio held a City Council and Planning Commission Joint Meeting Study Session to discuss key concepts, elements and issues for the City’s Draft Downtown Specific Plan. The Joint meeting PowerPoint Presentation can be viewed here

Comments may be made in writing via email to Leila Namvar, Senior Planner, at Lnamvar@indio.org. Comments should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2019. Please reference the case numbers in all correspondences. Se habla Español, por favor llame al numero telefonico 760-391-4064 Gustavo Gomez.

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