Schedule Calls for Palm Springs Campus to Hold First Classes in Spring 2027

PALM SPRINGS — The first classes at the long-awaited and much-anticipated Palm Springs Campus are set to be held in spring 2027, according to a schedule of milestones presented to the City Council on Thursday.

“We know this has been a long time coming,” Laura Hope, interim president/superintendent said, adding that the “momentum” is there.

When asked how confident she is of the timeline, Hope answered with one word: “Very.”

The project is also “on budget,” Hope volunteered.

Bidding on the project, budgeted at $405.7 million, is slated to start this fall with construction scheduled to start this winter. The Board of Trustees this week approved issuing $200 million in bonds to keep the project moving forward. Some $56 million has already been spent or committed.

The campus will contain 841 parking spaces and will be walkable and bikeable.

Mayor Jeffrey Bernstein called the presentation a “breath of fresh air.”

Councilmember Lisa Middleton said the plan is “reflective” of what has been promised all along.

Councilmember Christy Holstege said she looks forward to seeing what else will be built on the property and suggested that perhaps student housing might be one option.

Hope said the proximity to Palm Springs High School lends itself to a plethora of possibilities, including having high school students take college classes.

You may see the entire presentation  here:



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