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Economic Development Roundup

Posted by City of Desert Hot Springs on Oct 21, 2020 3:04:38 PM

Welcome to the latest biweekly Economic Development Roundup, your source for the latest news on business in Desert Hot Springs! 


City works with Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Seating


During these difficult times, the City has been working alongside businesses to add or expand outdoor seating in line with the Governor's COVID requirements. The City can process approvals quickly, often within one day. The process starts with the business submitting a proposed site plan. There is no fee for the inspection or approval of outdoor seating. A member from our Code Compliance staff will meet with the business to review the site and general safety conditions.


If your business is interested in outdoor seating now that Riverside County is back in the purple tier, please contact Christina Archuleta in our Code Compliance Department. She can be reached at (760) 329-6411 ext. 265.


New Businesses


The City welcomes a newly renovated hotel and day spa service! Mi Kasa Hot Springs Resort is located at 11076 Ocotillo Road, just south of 8th street.


The facility includes 10 Hotel guest rooms, three day use/spa rooms, one outdoor pool, one indoor jacuzzi and a Koi pond. Locals will get 20% off for hotel guest room or day passes until the end of November 2020.


For more information visit them at: or



Back in February, the City of Desert Hot Springs added a new Indian Restaurant: It’s Taste of India, located at 13104 Palm Drive in the Stater Bros Shopping Center. Although opening a new restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, the new restaurant is already getting established in the community and is now going to add outdoor seating. 


It’s Taste of India is open six days a week and closed on Monday. They can be reached at (760) 671-6283.


New Residential Development

Home sales in Desert Hot Springs remain strong. New homes by Watermarke at Mountain View and Rolling Hills are all sold out. Watermarke’s newest community, Sunset Springs is now open for sales. Sunset Springs is located adjacent to Rolling Hills, at Sonora just north of Mission Lakes Boulevard. All homes have a great view of the mountains and include RV parking. Homes are priced from $330,000. Visit for more information. 


That's all for this week's roundup! Check back in two weeks for more updates.

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