The Agua Caliente Casino might be getting much, much bigger

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced Wednesday that they will be looking at the environmental impacts of a possible expansion of the existing Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage.

The Tribal Environmental Impact Report will look at the impact of expanding the gaming area by up to 58,000 square feet, according to a news release from the tribe.

They will also study adding 41,000 square feet, the food of meeting space, increasing beverage and retail space by 25,000 square feet and the development of up to 310 new hotel rooms in 364,000 square feet. About 120,000 square feet of new commercial space is also proposed in the southern portion of the project site south of the Resort.

They should also check on how a Topgolf would work there…just sayin’.

“People travel from around the globe to visit the Coachella Valley,” Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said. “We offer the finest in casino-resort style entertainment right here in Rancho Mirage, and we are exploring several opportunities on how to expand this luxury destination experience. We have a lot of decisions to make, and we are at the beginning of that process.”

As part of the process, the Tribe will collect comments and recommendations until March 2, 2018, regarding the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Report.

Responses can be sent to:

Margaret Park, AICP
Director of Planning & Natural Resources
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
5401 Dinah Shore Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
[email protected]