Save Coral Mountain from the Wave Project

This GoFundMe Page is for the residents that oppose the development of The Wave Park  (Coral Mountain Resort) near our lovely homes in La Quinta, CA. I am one of many of the La Quinta residents who are for responsible development.  I live in the Andalusia CC community that will be negatively impacted by this proposed development.

We are asking that all of our concerned neighbors that oppose the Wave Park join us in contributing to this GoFundMe page to retain expert legal counsel and consultants that specialize in land-use.  The funds will be directly sent to the law firm and consultants as we retain them to support our cause.  Our attorney will work with the City of La Quinta to prevent this lovely area from being converted to a commercially zoned location and keep it as it was originally planned in the long-term 2035 general plan. 

The area adjacent to the Coral Mountain west of Madison Avenue and south of Avenue 58 is currently zoned for development as a low-density golf community similar to those surrounding this location (Andalusia CC, Trilogy, The Quarry, etc.).  Many of the local residents in this neighborhood own properties in this area in order to enjoy a pre-retirement or retirement lifestyle. Over a year ago the property in question was purchased by new owners with a plan to develop a surf community with hotel and community amenities as well as a home building component. It appears that this development will be the first attempt at incorporating this new wave technology within an established residential area.

The developers described the overall objective to “create an upscale private resort community.” After having studied the February 2021 Notice of Preparation, we feel this will not at all resemble the beautiful upscale private communities that surround it. The developer is asking for 31% of this land to be zoned “Tourist Commercial” (121 of 386 acres). Phase One of the development will consist of a wave machine attraction, a 150-person hotel, 104 casita unit rentals, and what looks like approximately 25 residences. There is also a public restaurant and shopping planned, and as hoped by the developer, numerous annual events to draw in more public to the area.

At the center of our opposition, of course, is the attraction being built on this commercial tourist land, the surf-wave machine. We are extremely concerned about this as an attraction, and feel very strongly that this is an irresponsible development that should not be allowed to continue. Basic science shows that sound travels much farther at night than during the day, as soundwaves bend downwards towards the cooler ground. In addition, the 80-foot lights that are to reflect on the wave machine will undoubtedly further add light pollution to the beautiful coral mountain and dull our beautiful starry black night skies.  The promotion material from the developer for Coral Mountain Resort says the Resort will include a "Surf Stadium". In fact, the largest Surf Stadium/Wave Basin in the world right in the middle of a low-density residential area.

 We are La Quinta residents for responsible development.  We want La Quinta to remain The Gem of The Desert and we want the Coral Mountain to remain the gem of La Quinta.
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  • Anonymous 
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  • Dennis Powell 
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Ramon F. Baez 
La Quinta, CA

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