General Plan Steering Committee


May, 2021 (final date TBD) at 5:30 pm

Teleconference meeting

Agenda coming soon


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.


Staff continues to work on minor revisions to the Land Use Plan and craft the updated Housing Element to meet State mandated timelines. The General Plan Steering Committee and City Council Subcommittee are actively involved in the review of both products.  


It is anticipated that the next public workshop providing an overview of the Land Plan, will be held in late Spring. Please check back periodically for updates to the meeting schedule or enter your email address in the field provided on this page to subscribe to receive updates when they are available.


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 will take approximately 18 months to complete, including preparation of technical studies, drafting of documents, environmental review and community engagement. The timeline illustrates generally which tasks will be completed and the estimated timeframe, and also illustrates where the public will be consulted to provide feedback throughout the process. The process can generally be broken down into the following steps:

Step 1: Confirm Vision & Priorities
Step 2: Update Goals & Policies
Step 3: Prepare Administrative Update to the Elements
Step 4: Conduct Environmental Review
Step 5: General Plan Adoption

Click here for the detailed project timeline.

Architect hold plans

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

Abraham Lincoln

City of Palm Springs | Development Services Department - Planning

3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA, USA

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