Community Workshop #2:
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 5:30pm at the Palm Springs Convention Center and online.


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Participate in our mapping activity online here.  Submit comments by Sunday July 18, 2021.


JULY 2021: The draft buildout is available online here

The draft housing element is now available online here. The Planning Commission will review this draft at public meetings on July 14th and 21st, and the City Council will review on July 22nd, prior to the City submitting to the CA Dept. of Housing & Community Development. 

JUNE 2021: Thank you for all who attended our neighborhood listening sessions on June 15, 17, 22 and 28 at various locations throughout the community. We received great input on topics related to housing, environmental justice and the vision for the future of Palm Springs! A summary of what we heard at the meetings and via the surveys will be available soon and posted on the Documents page of this website.

MAY 2021: ​Click here for the latest project timeline.

FEBRUARY 2021: At the direction of City Council, over the next few months City staff will conduct additional outreach meetings with the public to gather more robust input on the draft General Plan Vision and Priorities before it is adopted. Meetings will likely take place both virtually and in-person, as the public health situation allows.


The General Plan Update will provide a framework for decision making to establish goals and policies that will guide Palm Springs in realizing its future vision. The General Plan Update provides an exciting opportunity to continue shaping the future of Palm Springs. Through the Update process, the City, with input from the public and stakeholders, will consider many topics including, land use, circulation, housing, safety, and downtown design elements. This process will ensure that Palm Springs continues to advance as a modern city, planned by design.

This website will be updated regularly to provide information and progress throughout the duration of the project. Here you can find general information as well as detailed meeting summaries, draft documents, and links to helpful resources. Please sign up to receive updates directly to your email.


The City’s General Plan Update was expected to take approximately 18 months to complete. However, the COVID-19 pandemic limited the City's ability to gather community input, so the project timeline has been extended, with the housing element being completed first to meet state-mandated deadlines and the remainder of the limited update following with an anticipated overall completion timeframe anticipated in May, 2022.

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"The best way to predict the future is to create it"

Abraham Lincoln