Cathedral Cove Center will include commercial and residential development

CATHEDRAL CITY — After setting a record for building permits in 2022, this city shows no signs of slowing down. The City Council on Wednesday will consider a final parcel map for the Cathedral Cove Center, a development of commercial and residential uses, including restaurants, retail, a convenience market and fueling station, and future multi-family residential homes.

The project will be situated on approximately 13.51 acres owned by City Urban Revitalization Corporation located at the southwest corner of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive (Highway 111), within the Mixed-Use Commercial and Downtown Residential Neighborhood zoning districts, according to John Corella, director of engineering/public works.

Known as the Cathedral Cove Center, the undeveloped project site consists of 15 irregular shaped lots and is bounded by East Palm Canyon Drive on the north, Van Fleet Avenue on the west, D Street on the south, and the East Cathedral Canyon Flood Control Channel on the east.

The commercial portion of Cathedral Cove Center is approximately 5.46 acres and will be located along East Palm Canyon Drive. The remaining 7.69 acres, which is located at the rear of the project site, south of the proposed commercial portion, will be for a future multifamily residential development. Development plans for this portion have not yet been prepared and this portion of the project site will remain vacant until such plans are prepared and approved by the city through a separate entitlement process.

The Planning Commission approved the project on Aug. 3, 2022, and the City Council approved the Zoning Ordinance Amendment on September 28, 2022.

City staff have been working with the developer on completing the final map, which will create eight commercial parcels and one residential parcel on this 13.51 acres owned by CURC.

The developer is proposing to purchase five of the eight commercial parcels concurrently when the final map is recorded.

The regular meeting of the City Council is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the City Council Chambers, 68-700 Lalo Guerrero Avenue.


Image Sources

  • Cathedral Cove Center Rendering: City of Cathedral City