View South into Plaza from Rte. 62
Multiple Views for Project Phoenix

Project Phoenix

What is Project Phoenix? 

In April 2011, the former Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency (Agency) issued Housing and Non Housing Tax Allocation Bonds to build a community center and affordable housing, along with needed public infrastructure and parking improvements, in the downtown area of the City of Twentynine Palms.  This project has been known as Project Phoenix. 

Now that the State of California Department of Finance has agreed to allow the City to spend the bond proceeds to build the project, the City is moving forward. 

The development plan includes an approximately 11,000 square foot Community Center with a gymnasium/multipurpose room, and a new 4,100 square foot Joshua Tree National Park Cultural and Visitor Center. The site will also contain a 10,000 square foot entry plaza and a three-block long Paseo serving the businesses along Rt. 62. Yucca Avenue will be redesigned as an event space that can be closed for special events such as festivals, farmers markets, art shows, car shows, and musical events. A large stage will grace the event space at the corner Yucca Avenue and the Paseo parking lot between the Community Center and the Visitor Center. Over 200 new public parking spaces will be provided in desert landscaped parking lots in addition to 150 new on-street parking spaces. Desert landscaping, ornamental streetlights, benches, and public art will enhance the streetscapes and plaza. The entire area will be served by a new public sewer system and upgraded water system.



The project site is located on approximately 10 acres, from Twentynine Palms Highway (Rt. 62) south to Cactus Drive, and from Cholla Avenue on the east to Tamarisk Avenue on the west, in what is known as downtown Twentynine Palms.