Initial Plans for the New Downtown Casino in Cathedral City Revealed
As announced in 2017, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians plans to build a new gaming and entertainment development on nearly 13 acres in Downtown Cathedral City. The initial development plans have just been released for the property at the corner of Date Palm Drive and East Palm Canyon Drive (HWY 111). It includes a casino, restaurants/bars, retail and mixed-use space, and Tribal government offices.
The casino development is one of four anchors for making Downtown Cathedral City an entertainment destination for residents and visitors alike. Other anchors include the newly refurbished Mary Pickford Theatre that is currently building a new parking lot and will offer valet parking for its guests; a new 2.5-acre Downtown Amphitheater and Park adjacent to the City’s parking structure with construction slated to begin this spring; and finally, the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre, to be named the Carol Channing Playhouse, is moving from Rancho Mirage to Cathedral City and taking over the Desert Cinema building. CVRep is the only theatre in the Coachella Valley that has Small Professional Theatre (SPT) status with Actors’ Equity.
These new entertainment anchors are already catching the eye of other developers looking to build mixed use commercial spaces in adjacent downtown vacant lands. More announcements will be coming soon.