Local businesses that surround the Presidents’ Plaza East and West Parking Lots, near El Paseo and Highway 111, are frustrated with the lack in parking. They say its deterred customers even more during this pandemic.
Residents have also voiced their concerns saying there has been little-to-no parking available for months.
The City of Palm Desert is in the process of significant improvements to the Presidents’ Plaza East and West Parking Lots. The improvements include new asphalt pavement, underground utility upgrades, planter areas, modernization of the trash enclosures, new striped parking stalls, and enhanced ADA-compliant pedestrian walkways.
Construction on the lots began in June 1, 2021 and was slated to be complete by January 2022. However, construction has been delayed through at least February.
The city has said the delays began after the contractor unexpectedly encountered…