'City Within a City' to Include Commercial, Residential, Schools and Sports Facilities
The city council in Coachella, CA, has approved La Entrada, a 2,200-acre development slated for 1.5 million square feet of retail and other commercial uses, 7,800 homes, four schools and nearly 900 acres of parks, sports fields and open space.
Investment in the project along the eastern foothills of the Coachella Valley about 28 miles east of Palm Springs will be more than $1 billion at build out, which developers estimate will unfold over the next 20 years. KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning is designing and master planning the community, which will be owned by PSAV, LCC, and managed by Las Vegas-based New West Development. The development isn’t scheduled to break ground for another two to three years.
"La Entrada will become the new gateway into the city of Coachella," said KTGY Principal Ken Ryan. The master plan includes three separate pedestrian friendly villages. Gateway Village, a mixed-use community with entertainment and active sports and recreation uses, would connect the city and region to a new I-10 freeway interchange at Avenue 50.
Central Village will serve as the civic core for the community, with public space, plazas, places of worship and community serving commercial opportunities, while Hillside Village will reflect the steeper topography portion of the planning area.