Coachella City Council Adopts New General Plan

At their meeting on April 22, the Coachella City council voted unanimously to adopt their new General Plan, prepared by a consultant team led by Raimi + Associates with Sargent Town Planning leading the urban structure and design effort. Regional growth plans estimate that the City's current population of 40,000 will more than triple to 135,000 by 2035, and the plan provides and organizing framework of green avenues within which sustainable, walkable neighborhood development will occur over time. Neighborhoods are organized in relation to neighborhood centers to bring daily necessities within comfortable walking or biking distance from most residences, and a number of districts - including the downtown and employment districts along the railroad near the airport - provide important civic and economic development opportunities as the town grows in size, success, and sustainability.