Public Notice of Availability & Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration – Desert Storage Specific Plan

Posted on July 26, 2023

LEAD AGENCY: City of Desert Hot Springs – 11999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, California 92240

CONTACT PERSON: Patricia Villagomez, Principal Planner, (760) 329-6411

PROJECT LOCATION: South side of Dillon Road, west of Palm Drive, east of the dirt extension of Atlantic Avenue, and north of 18th Avenue (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 657-220-003 & 657-220-023) 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Desert Storage Specific Plan (DSSP) establishes building and development standards for the entire 9.19-acre site. The project site consists of two parcels: the eastern parcel is approximately 4.51-acres and is developed with a min-storage facility, the western parcel is approximately 4.68-acres and is currently vacant. The Project also includes a Development Permit to allow the construction of the RV Storage portion on the 4.68-acre vacant parcel.

FINDINGS/DETERMINATION: The City has reviewed and considered the proposed project and has determined that no significant impacts will occur with implementation of the project’s mitigation measures. The City hereby prepares and proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for this project.         

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD:  A 20-day public review period for the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration will commence on July 28th, 2023, and end on August 16th, 2023, for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document. Any written comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received at the above address within the public review period. In addition, you may email comments to the following address Copies of the Initial Study are available for review at the above address and on the City’s website HERE.

HEARING DATE: The Project has been tentatively scheduled for Planning Commission on September 12th, and City Council on October 10, 2023. Please contact Ms. Villagomez to confirm hearing dates.

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