Indio 111 Corridor Specific Plan Adopted
At their meeting on September 21, the Indio City Council unanimously adopted the new Highway 111 Corridor Specific Plan, prepared by a multi-disciplinary team led by Bay Area Economics and Sargent Town Planning. The Corridor Plan is based on the community’s vision to transform old Highway 111 to “Boulevard 111”, and evolve the highway strip development and large tracts of vacant land flanking it into a significant City Center Corridor of new, walkable neighborhoods, mixed-use community activity centers, and employment districts. That overall vision had been defined by the recently adopted General Plan Update and Downtown Specific Plan, for both of which Sargent Town Planning led the urban design vision work in collaboration with City staff, the community, and others. The Plan includes a detailed vision for each segment and sub-area of the 4-mile Corridor, form-based development standards for private development and public improvements. It also includes a robust, market-calibrated implementation plan for attracting new private investment, and incentivizing funding of public improvements, to systematically generate significant amounts of new housing, new employment, and new commercial and civic amenities for the community, in the form of complete, walkable places of long-term value.