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The development of Coral Mountain resort improves an undeveloped area of La Quinta in a responsible, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner, while keeping the surrounding area and its residents top of mind.

The project will bring economic, lifestyle and recreational benefits to La Quinta residents, including a new public park, expanded trails, a community market that supports local farmers, tax revenue generation and support of health and social programs.

Generates tax revenue and supports local businesses, with new homeowners and tourists shopping, dining and exploring throughout La Quinta. Learn more about the economic benefits.

Offers unique amenities, such as the Wave Basin, that are less seasonally impacted than golf.

Develops an innovative neighborhood market and dining areas that celebrate the rich agricultural heritage of the Coachella Valley and are open to the public.

  • Shop fresh, locally grown food and other artisanal products
  • Enjoy food and beverages with views of the Coral Mountain and the majestic Santa Rosas

Preserves the area’s beauty and tranquility, including culturally significant artifacts and environmental conservation.

  • Protects pre-historic and historic resources, including 2,000-year-old rock art panels, safely incorporating them into the visitor experience and safeguarding them from vandalism

Promotes active and healthy living within the resort and for La Quinta residents.

  • In partnership with Desert Recreation District, accelerates construction of Coral Mountain Park, the first archeological park in the Coachella Valley, which will include miles of new hiking trails and trailhead facilities
  • Adds a public trail link that allows hikers to continue to experience Coral Mountain up close

Conserves water through sustainable practices, uses less water than a golf course, and sponsorship of a matching grant to remove turf in the city. Learn more about the resort’s water practices.

Promotes energy efficiency and addresses local power crisis with world-class technologies.

  • Able to operate the resort, Wave Basin and 600 homes using the same amount of energy as a 411-home typical residential neighborhood
  • Solar power and energy storage in every home
  • Energy efficient LED lighting, heat-shielding windows and passive ventilation
  • Zero emissions hot water, reducing the resort’s power requirement by an additional 10-30%
  • Next-generation power management to minimize power draw and stabilize the grid
  • Breakthrough technology deployed for the first time in the world at Coral Mountain resort that reduces electrical substation demand from 22 to 8 megawatts
  • Fronts the cost of substation improvements, including a 40-megawatt upgrade, to generate extra power capacity and increase reliability for La Quinta residents

Through a combination of community-facing measures and recreational programs that benefit conservation efforts, local non-profits, community service organizations, and residents, Coral Mountain will contribute to the social fabric of La Quinta, the “Gem of the Desert.”

Donates at least 1,000 surfer hours per year for use by non-profits for fundraising activities and/or an annual surf camp program.

Improves landscaping and infrastructure to enhance stormwater management in the area and reduce flooding risks, a significant public benefit to surrounding neighborhoods.

Additional details are contained in the project’s Environmental Impact Report


The Coral Mountain community is private but will have some limited public accessibility.

  • The surf Wave will be accessible to guests at the on-site hotel or through the rental of a home owned by a member, should the owner elect to allocate some of their monthly Wave access.
  • The Village will feature a restaurant that can be accessed by making reservations to dine.
  • A neighborhood commercial market will be built at Avenue 58 and Madison Street. This “farm-based” market concept will include locally grown produce, including some grown on site.
  • The developer is working with the Desert Recreation District to: establish a public trail connection through Coral Mountain that connects to other trails and recreational amenities planned by the District off site; accelerate development of Coral Mountain Park, the first archeological park in the Coachella Valley.

Coral Mountain has committed to Wave Basin access by qualified non-profit organizations and the City for fundraising and recreational programs.

Coral Mountain is situated on almost 400 acres. The project is a private community with 600 homes. Residents and guests of the two-story hotel and casitas (maximum 150 units) would have access to the signature Wave Basin, water amenities and other recreational features. The public will enjoy access to the restaurant and bar on a reservation basis along with the commercial development at the southwest corner of Avenue 58 and Madison Street. By committing to a private community, we have reduced traffic impacts of the project in the local area, as studied in the Environmental Impact Report.

The developer is committed to benefiting the city and region in numerous ways. Coral Mountain will donate at least 1,000 surfer hours per year for use by non-profits for fundraising activities and/or an annual surf camp program. In the interest of addressing community needs and recognizing underserved communities, the Coral Mountain Surf Foundation will contribute annually to support health and social programs in La Quinta and the East Valley with a real estate transfer fee on the re-sale of homes.

The federally recognized Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians responded to consult on this matter. The recommendations of the Tribe’s cultural resource team have been incorporated into the Specific Plan and Final Environmental Impact Report. Worthy of note, the developer agreed to address concerns raised by the Tribe concerning the remnants of an old adobe structure on site, even though the Tribe acknowledged that the adobe has no apparent tribal significance.

Some of the most interesting cultural resources are ancient rock art panels located along the base of the Coral Mountain. Unfortunately, because of unrestricted public access to the site and trespassing over the several decades, some of these 2,000-year-old features have sadly been vandalized.

The Coral Mountain plan proposes to stabilize and preserve these sensitive resources. The developer has been working with the Desert Recreation District on a trail connection through the project site, near the base of the Coral Mountain, which would allow the public to continue to enjoy limited access to the site and better protect the resources.

Additionally, tribal monitors and archaeologists will observe all earth moving activity to ensure any resources that are encountered are properly recovered, catalogued, and curated.

The project has exceeded requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act in its commitment to preserve and curate the authentic pre-historic and historic resources onsite and they will be interpreted as part of the site experience for future visitors and residents.

Yes. Coral Mountain has agreed to front the cost of certain substation improvements at the electricity provider’s Avenue 58 substation, resulting in excess capacity that exceeds Coral Mountain’s own power needs by 75%. Coral Mountain would be paid back over time as other new users connect to the system, and existing customers would benefit from increased system reliability.