Our Vision

Palm Desert 2025, A Conceptual Vision

by Jim Kane



  1. A consolidated, standalone, 4-year Cal. State Palm Desert campus sits at Cook and Frank Sinatra. The offered curriculum is designed to educate the workforce and entice business to relocate to our area.
  2. All technical and vocational courses not requiring a baccalaureate degree are offered through College of the Desert.
  3. The adjacent BlackRock developments are attracting a new generation of residents.
  4. A limited number of tech firms and associated freelancers have begun to discover the benefits of relocating to Palm Desert.
  5. The iHub Palm Desert, including the Broadband Superhighway Depot, will be operational at a location serving both campuses.
  6. El Paseo will be refocused so that all high-end retail and dining is consolidated in the six blocks between Hwy 74 and Larkspur. East of Larkspur has been redeveloped as a mixed-use, residential, and entertainment district.
  7. San Pablo Boulevard has been redeveloped as a “Melrose Avenue” area with an eclectic mix of fashion, retail, dining and entertainment.
  8. The older, established areas of the city continue to thrive as highly desirable residential neighborhoods without STRs.
  9. Palm Desert continues in its enviable role as the well-balanced, business, educational, recreational and residential center of gravity of the Coachella Valley.

– Jim Kane, 10/05/18