Consisting of over 600 acres of open land in the Coachella Valley, Cotino, the first planned community from Storyliving by Disney, is described by developers as “a dynamic, creative oasis set within the stunning landscape of Palm Springs.”
October 23, 2022
Disney’s Cotino is set to be the first Storyliving by Disney community in the U.S. The development will offer single-family homes and condominiums, plus a hotel, shopping, dining, and entertainment – all surrounding a 24-acre lagoon. The lagoon will feature Crystal Lagoons Technology and a promenade area offering vistas of the oasis and the Santa Ana mountain range in the distance. According to Storyliving by Disney’s website, a portion of the lagoon will include a professionally managed beach park with recreational water activities that can be accessed by the public through the purchase of a day pass.
The project broke ground in April 2022 and Disney officials announced that homes in Cotino will begin to sell in early 2023, with the first residents being able to move in by 2024. Brent Herrington of DMB Development, master developer of the community, said the homes are expected to be mid-century modern themed, with a “forward-looking” feeling. The community will also include a neighborhood specifically designed for adults 55 and older.
A Specific Plan for this project titled Section 31, which dates back to 2019, can be found on the City of Rancho Mirage website.