Historic property, new construction, and a celebration of Palm Springs High School are all on the agenda this week in the city. Following is a breakdown of what to watch for.
- The Palm Springs City Council kicks off the week at City Hall with a special closed session at 10:30 a.m. During the closed meeting councilmembers plan to discuss potential litigation, a lease agreement with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for land at the airport, and a covenant between the city and the owners of the Tahquitz Court Apartments.
- The first Walk of Stars dedication of the season happens at 3 p.m. in the city’s Downtown Park. Richard DeSantis, a well-known producer in the Coachella Valley, will be honored.
- The Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS) holds its regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. at Palm Springs Pavilion. The public is welcome to attend.
- The Historic Site Preservation Board will hold a study session at 5:30 p.m. to review plans to re-develop the the historic Colony 29 property in into a “modern-day swim club” operated by Soho House. We first told you about those plans back in June.
- The Palm Springs High School homecoming parade takes place in Downtown Palm Springs, starting at 3:30 p.m. The parade kicks off at Baristo Road and heads north along Palm Canyon Drive. This year’s Grand Marshal is Palm Springs High School teacher and head football coach Dan Murphy, who is retiring after 26 years of teaching and 25 years of coaching football.
- The Palm Springs Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Among other items on the agenda is a proposed self-storage facility along San Rafael Drive that would fill out a vacant lot adjacent to a planned homeless services center.
- The city’s Human Rights Commission will hear from Public by Arts Commissioner Gary Armstrong, who will speak about a special arts project titled “Pillars.” That meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.
Also of note
- The annual fall version of Modernism Week has been renamed Modernism Week October. Events for the “mini-Modernism Week” begin on Thursday (get your tickets here) and include home tours, bus tours, lectures, parties, and a show and sale all weekend at the Convention Center.