Cotino Storyliving by Disney in Rancho Mirage
The Cotino, a new community slated for development near Sunnylands is a newly approved mixed use development. A Master Planned Community on 618 acres with as many as 1,932 residences from condo’s to custom home sites. Being developed by DMB Development LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, on vacant land that was once a part of the Annenberg Estate.
Disney Imagineers will develop the community’s concept while working with developers and homebuilders. Storyliving communities will also include a club membership so that residents can access curated experiences, such as wellness programming, and entertainment, such as live performances, cooking classes, seminars and more. Some neighborhoods will also be for residents ages 55 and up.
This Coachella Valley location, their first Storyliving by Disney development, was selected in part from the personal connection Walt had with the area; it was once a retreat for Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian.
Cotino, will have private homes and a hotel, surrounding a 24-acre grand crystalline turquoise lagoon and clubhouse featuring Disney programming, entertainment and activities throughout the year.
Interestingly, Walt Disney originally planned to build huge cities, but his hopes were shelved after his death in 1966. Disney World Park Epcot, which stands for Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow, was the prototype for his plans.