Palm Desert selects Raimi/Sargent Team to prepare General Plan Update and Highway 111 Corridor Plan
At their meeting on April 24 the Palm Desert City Council unanimously approved the selection of a consultant team led by Raimi + Associates with Sargent Town Planning to assist the City in updating their General Plan, and in preparing Highway 111 Corridor Plan for the Palm Desert segment of the historic Grapefruit Highway. Raimi + Associates - a Berkeley-based planning firm with whom Sargent Town Planning share offices in Los Angeles and Berkeley- specializes in preparing general plans, with an strong focus on community health, sustainable neighborhoods, and social equity.
Sargent Town Planning will support the general plan update effort with urban analysis, design concepts, visualizations and recommendations. STP will lead the preparation of a community-based vision plan and new development standards and guidelines for the Highway 111 Corridor, focusing on strategies for better integrating it with adjoining neighborhoods and with the remarkable El Paseo shopping district just one block to the south.