Active Projects

College of the Desert has numerous major capital projects in planning, design and construction, including:

Palm Desert

  • Central Campus Redevelopment (Hilb and Building "C"). Completed January 2020.
  • Central Campus Quad Renovation. Completed March 2020.

Cathedral City (Roadrunner Motors)

  • Schematic Design phase.  


  • Indio Expansion. DSA Review in Progress.
  • Childhood Development Center.  DSA Review in Progress.

Palm Springs Mall Demolition

  • Palm Springs Mall Demolition. Completed January 2020.

Palm Springs Development Project

Consistent with the College of the Desert Facilities Master Plan, the District will proceed with capital development of its Palm Springs Development Project (Project) in phases. New facilities will provide a regional workforce innovation center that will educate and train students for 21st century jobs and careers. The Project will provide a collaborative, living and learning environment featuring a variety of teaching and learning opportunities.

Innovative spaces are planned including open and flexible environments including experiential labs, student commons, special event space, and a high-tech digital accelerator space that will enhance student success. The Project will embody a sustainable campus philosophy that can feature best practice technologies, energy production, energy management and monitoring and stewardship of scarce resources. It is further anticipated that sustainability will also inform the curriculum, practical learning and work experience, and be a demonstrable feature of the new Palm Springs site. Concepts include an integrated mobility hub to accommodate a range of pedestrian, bike, bus, electric and shared vehicles integrated with local and regional transportation networks. Facilities and open spaces will be welcoming, safe and accessible.

A center of innovation and collaboration, the Project will offer continuing and custom education responsive to all ages. Collaborations with local, regional and national partners will expand offerings and opportunities for students as well as expand and extend the reach and impact of District programs and services.

Active Projects Contact:
John O. White, Bond Program + Facilities Planning, College of the Desert​​​