The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (ACCM) has coordinated with the City of Palm Springs to obligate federal funds granted to it by Congress for design and construction of a new roadway (Hermosa Drive) and other improvements (storm drain) that will benefit the Tribe's museum to be constructed at the SE corner of Tahquitz Canyon Way and Hermosa Drive. In collaboration with the Museum Board of Directors, the City will be planning for the design and construction of new street and storm drain improvement on Hermosa Drive extending from Tahquitz Canyon Way to Baristo Road.
The ACCM has approved the use of these funds for the design and construction of an off-site storm drain system (defined as Palm Springs Line 9 of the Master Plan of Drainage for the Palm Springs Area) extending in Hermosa Drive from the Baristo Channel to Arenas Road, including off-site street improvements in Hermosa Drive, all as necessary to provide flood control protection and a drainage outlet for, and public access to, the new museum.
Therefore, in collaboration with the ACCM Board of Directors, the final agreed scope of work for this project is identified as:
· Hermosa Drive Street Improvements (east half, Tahquitz Canyon Way to Arenas Road; full width, Arenas Road to Baristo Road)
· Palm Springs Storm Drain Line 9 Improvements (650± feet of 48" RCP [Q10=85 cfs] – Baristo Channel to Baristo Road; 650± feet of 30" RCP [Q10=45 cfs] – Baristo Road to Arenas Road)
· On-Site Parking Lot and Drainage Improvements (construction of parking lot area [exact scope to be determined during PA&ED Phase], and extension of on-site storm drainage improvements for use by the future museum)
Palm Springs Storm Drain Line 9 is part of the City’s Master Plan of Drainage, administered by the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District ("RCFC"). Plans for Line 9 will require review and approval by RCFC.
Preliminary work will begin with utility crossing relocations for the storm drain south of Baristo Road, in the Summer of 2013. Construction of the Storm Drain Line 9 with subsequent paving of Hermosa Road from Tahquitz Canyon Way to just north of the Baristo Channel will be completed by the end of 2013.