Salton Sea Authority Master Development Plan, Salton Sea Authority, Palm Desert, California.

Project Director for design of a conceptual master plan for the long-term development of the region surrounding the Salton Sea within the Salton Sea Authority (SSA) Boundary.  The intent of the plan was to demonstrate the potential economic viability for the SSA’s goal of preserving a large portion of the surface area of the Salton Sea as a recreational amenity.   Development of the plan involved a series of outreach meetings to gather input from property owners, SSA members and other stakeholders.  Utilization of existing infrastructure and smart planning principles, property ownership, avoidance of hazardous materials and preservation of sensitive cultural, environmental and agricultural resources played important roles in shaping the plan.    This plan received the San Diego Chapter of the APA Award for Outstanding Special Project of the Year.

 

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