Palm Springs Arena project to get environmental study

By on July 17, 2019

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is putting together an environmental impact study regarding the proposed Palm Springs Arena.

If approved, the 252,000-square-foot project will be built immediately north of the Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, according to a statement on the city’s website.

It will include a 173,000-square-foot arena, 35,000-square-foot practice facility and 44,000 square of locker rooms and support facilities. 

The project is within the Agua Caliente reservation, which means the tribe is the lead agency. Ultimately, the project will be developed by Agua Caliente and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, a development, advisory and investment company for the sports and entertainment industry that does business around the world.

The environmental impact study will analyze the arena’s possible impact in several areas, including air quality, energy, water, land use, noise, public services and transportation, according to the statement.